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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

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