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To apply for the below listed biology scholarships, please submit: a resume (includes academic & work experiences, previous honors received, extracurricular activities, and career interests); and two faculty references in sealed envelopes.  You only need to submit a single resume and references, and you will be considered for all upperclass biology scholarships.

Please note: all scholarship amounts are subject to change.

Beta Beta Beta Alumni Scholarship

Criteria:

Available to all upperclass biology majors. Preference will be given to an individual who has provided service to the department, typically through Beta Beta Beta.

Amount:

up to $1000

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

Achievement in Biology Scholarships

Criteria:

Available to all current undergraduate biology majors. One or more scholarships is awarded each year.

Amount:

$500-$1000

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

Dr. Christopher F. Cuff Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a current biology major with financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount:

up to $1,250

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

Lynne Ernes Women in Science Scholarship

Criteria:

Current undergraduate student majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.  Preference will be given to female applicants.  Minimum 3.25 QPA. 

Amount:

up to $1000

Contact:

CHES Dean's Office
325 PT Building, 724-738-2977

Deadline:

March 15

Application:

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James Kell Scholarship

Criteria:

Awarded to a biology major; scholarship is non-renewable

Amount:

up to $1000

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

The John P Phillips Scholarship

Criteria:

Available to all upperclass biology majors.

Amount:

up to $1250

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

Combine Pre-Pharmacy Scholarship

Criteria:

 SRU Undergraduate Biology or Chemistry student enrolled in the 2+3 LECOM Pre-pharmacy Program at the end of their freshman year.  Student must demonstrate financial need.

Amount:

up to $500

Contact:


CHES Dean's Office
325 PT Building, 724-738-2977

Deadline:

March 15

Application:

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Frank A. Pugliese "Rock" Scholarship

Criteria:

Must be a current junior with a minimum GPA of 2.75 who exhibits a strong work ethic and has provided service to the department as a lab assistant, biology tutor, or through Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary. An essay describing how his/her experiences as an SRU Biology major have enriched his/her life is required.

Amount:

up to $1250

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

William A. Ralston Scholarship

Criteria:

Available to all undergraduate biology majors.

Amount:

up to $500

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Biology Scholarship Committee. 300 VSC, 724-738-2481.

Deadline:

March 15

The William R. Sigmund PJAS Award

Criteria:

Available to current biology major undergraduate interested in teaching

Amount:

up to $300

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

Sophomore Biology Honors Scholarship

Criteria:

Biology major with 25-40 semester hours completed at SRU and must be enrolled as a B.A or B.S biology major for the following fall semester. Must have completed Principles of Biology, and Botany or Zoology or Genetics and General Chemistry I & II along with their respective labs. Scholarships automatically awarded to the top two students based on cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the freshman year. (No application necessary)

Amount:

up to $500

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Carolyn Steglich Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time student majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics or geosciences) or mathematics with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Applicant must also demonstrate financial need and have completed at least 24 credits by the beginning of the award year. This scholarship is renewable.  Eligible students must also submit a short essay stating how their degree is important preparation for future career plans.  Letters of recommendation will be considered.

Amount:

up to $600

Contact:

Biology Department,300 Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2023

Deadline:

March 15

Genevieve M. Tvrdik Scholarship

Criteria:

Available to a current sophomore or junior biology major with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This is a renewable scholarship with the maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA as a biology major for the remaining years of a four-year program. Preference is given to students with interest in ecology or behavior.

Amount:

up to $650

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

A.P. Vincent Scholarship

Criteria:

Awarded to a current junior biology major with a minimum QPA of 3.0

Amount:

up to $1000

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

Upperclass Biology Honors Scholarship(s)

Criteria:

Available most years to all upperclass biology majors.

Amount:

up to $1000

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

The Leucojum Award in Botany

Criteria:

Given to an upperclass major who has completed General Botany with a minimum grade of B. The applicant must submit a two page brief on the role of plants (or algae, or fungi) in society.

Amount:

up to $500

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15

Biology Family Campaign Scholarship

Criteria:

Available to all current undergraduate biology majors

Amount:

up to $500

Contact:

Dr. William Sigmund, Chair of Department of Biology Scholarship Committee, 300 B Vincent Science Center, 724-738-2481

Deadline:

March 15