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Department Scholarships

Scholarships are described below, including eligibility information. To apply, use the Bobcat Online Scholarship System.

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  • This scholarship was established to honor the memory of A. B. and Irene S. Rogers and provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in the Aquatic Biology program.

    Award Amount:
    • Up to $500
    Application Deadline:
    General Information:
    • Awards will be made to full-time upper-level undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) at Texas State University having completed at least 60 hours of study
    • Students must be pursuing a degree within the Aquatic Biology program at Texas State University
    • Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0

     

  • This scholarship was established in honor of Chuck Nash, San Marcos businessman and member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for many years, to provide financial support for students pursuing aquatic and hydrological studies at Texas State University.

    Award Amount:

    • Up to $1000, awarded annually

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • Applicant must be a full-time junior, senior, or MS students at Texas State University pursuing studies in aquatics or hydrology with a GPA of at least 3.0
    • Awards are based on ability and achievement rather than on financial need.
  • This award was created in 2002 by Texas State graduate Colene Drace and recognizes exceptional research in cell biology by a Department of Biology graduate student.

    Award Amount:

    • $500

    Application Deadline:

    Eligible Applicants Include:

    • Biology students in any sub-discipline, as long as their work involves cell and molecular biology techniques.
    • Current graduate students with an approved thesis or dissertation proposal on file with the graduate dean.
    • Former graduate students who have completed a master's degree or doctorate degree during the current academic year.

     

  • This award will be given to an outstanding biology graduate student; it is a full tuition scholarship for the academic year (fall and spring semester).

    Award Amount:

    • Up to $2000

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • All graduate students in thesis or dissertation requiring programs are eligible.
    • The award will be based on merit, including demonstration of excellence and proven research potential (i.e. publications)
    • At least 2 letters of recommendation.
  • This award was created in 2006 to honor Dr. Francis Rose, chair of the Department of Biology for 11 years. The purpose of this award is to provide research opportunities for undergraduates in the biological sciences during the academic year, especially for students whose financial need would make such work difficult on an unpaid basis. The goal of this program is to increase the number of undergraduate students doing research. All qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

    Award Amount:

    • $100 to $1500 will be awarded for the semester.  These are funds for research activities, and thus you can also receive course credit for your research by registering for Bio 4299. The funds are disbursed through the biology office.

    Application Deadline:

    • March 23,2018 

    Eligibility:

    • A laboratory position must be arranged  prior to when you apply for this grant.
    • Applicants must have an interest in pursuing a career in some aspect of the biological sciences.
    • Applicants must have a faculty advisor to support their proposed research.
    • Some research experience (whether in university coursework or work outside the university) is required.
    • Awards in previous semesters or summer do not guarantee an award for the current year.
    • 3 letters of recommendation are required, one from faculty advisor.
    • Applicants must write a 3-page grant proposal for the research they would like to preform. This proposal should be for $100-1500.
    To apply for this award, please fill out this form.
     
     Please direct all questions to the scholarship Chair, Dr. Noland Martin ( noland.martin@txstate.edu
  • This award in given in honor of Fred and Yetta Richan to support the activities of Texas State students engaged in research and management of streams, rivers, ponds, and reservoirs.

    Award Amount:

    • Up to $1,000

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • PhD students must be pursuing studies in aquatic resources at Texas State University
    • Undergraduate and masters students must be pursuing studies in aquatic biology at Texas State University
    • Students must be full-time with a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Awards are based on ability and achievement rather than on financial need

     

  • Awarded to outstanding graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) students in recognition of significant contributions to the study of aquatic resources. Questions may be directed to Dr. Benjamin Schwartz (bs37@txstate.edu). 

    Award Amount:

    • Up to $500

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • This is a competitive award and recognizes outstanding students based on ability, achievements, and financial need. 
    • Students must be pursuing studies in Aquatic Resources
    • Students must be enrolled full-time in Fall 2016
    • Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • This is a tuition-credit scholarship awarded by the Department of Biology to a junior, senior, or graduate student in recognition of significant academic achievement. This scholarship was established by Christopher B. Schulze, M.D. in honor of his father.

    Award Amount:

    • Up to $500

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • Scholarship applicants should be juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Biology, enrolled full-time at Texas State University, with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Previous recipients may reapply for the scholarship; renewal will be based on evaluation of continued academic achievement

     

  • This award is in honor of the late Dr. Russell W. Strandtmann and his wife, Ruth Strandtmann. They established a field biology development fund in their names for the purpose of supporting undergraduate research projects in the areas of whole organism taxonomy, systematics, life history studies, and ecology.

    Award Amount:

    • Up to $600

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • Awards are made to full-time (12 or more hours) undergraduate students who have earned at least 90 semester hours toward a biology degree while enrolled at Texas State and who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing advanced studies in the biological sciences

     

  • Honoring Sally Ann Karnau


    Ms. Sally Ann Karnau earned her Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Biology from Texas State in the early 1980s. She was an instructor in the Biology Department at Texas State. Ms. Karnau loved fieldwork and took her classes on many field trips. She wanted her students to become more aware of their surroundings. Ms. Karnau was pursuing her doctoral degree at the time of her death.

    Applicants Must:

    • Be a biology major
    • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Be a Junior or Senior student
    • Be financing at least 25% of his/her education
    • Write a two-page, double-spaced essay on future use of biology degree

    To be considered for the scholarship, please attach the following information;

    • Most recent Texas State University Transcript. 
    • Evidence of financial self support (pay-stubs, loan statements, etc.) 
    • Two-page essay concerning your future use of your biology degree.

    Application Deadline:

     

  • Dr. William E. "Henry" Norris was a long serving professor, Chair of the Biology Department, and Distinguished Professor of Biology Emeritus at Southwest Texas State University. He held many positions during his tenure, including Dean of the University. Dr. Norris was a champion of student research. This award was created to honor Dr. Norris and to support graduate research activities in the biological sciences.

    Award Amount:

    • Up to $800

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • A thesis/dissertation proposal must be on file with the Graduate College
    • A copy of current Texas State transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

     

  • W.K. Davis began teaching in the Department of Biology in 1948 and retired in 1979. During that time, Professor Davis had a profound positive influence on generations of biology students. His expertise as a field naturalist and his knowledge of nature lore, as well as his willingness to enthusiastically share his knowledge with others during the many field expeditions that he planned and led, endeared him to many. In recognition of his priceless contributions to their education, students of Professor Davis have endowed a Field Biology Award to be given in his honor. Funds provided from this endowment may be used to support field-oriented undergraduate student research in any area of natural history.

    Award Amount:

    • Varies

    Application Deadline:

    General Information:

    • Awards from this fund are made based on ability and achievement, rather than financial need
    • Full-time undergraduate students who have earned at least 90 semester hours toward a Biology degree while enrolled at Texas State University
    • Student must be actively involved in one or more projects directly related to the study of natural history
    • Awards will be made to help defray the costs of field-related research and/or the costs of attending a scientific meeting where the student is the presenting author of a poster or oral presentation.