IUB Biology Department Scholarships — Applications due Friday 2/16/18!

Undergraduates earning a declared major through the IUB Department of Biology (Biology, Biotechnology, and Microbiology) are invited to apply for our 2018-2019 scholarships and awards.  The following scholarships are being offered this year:

Aldred Family Scholarship ─ $1,000
Avian, Wildlife, and Habitat Studies Scholarship ─ $1,000 ─ NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR
Barwe/Rexing Scholarship
Biology Undergraduate Research Award ─ 1,500
Blatchley Nature Study Club Scholarship ─ $500
Clark (Howard W. ) Scholarship ─ $750
Crowell (Sears) Scholarship for Undergraduates ─ up to $2,500
Eigenmann (Carl H. ) Scholarship ─ $750
Ferguson (Arlene ) Internship at Hilltop Gardens ─ $500
Fox Glen Research and Education Fund Award ─ $500
Frey (Sarah Elizabeth) Indiana Daffodil, Inc. Scholarship ─ $1,000
Grossman (Rex ) Scholarship ─ up to $4,000
Kindig (John R. and Wendy L.) Scholarship ─ $6,570
Malacinski (George M.) Biology Scholarship ─ $1,000
McClung (L.S. ) Scholarship ─ $3,500
Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Award ─ $3,500
Mower (Alfred Parson ) Scholarship ─ $1,000
Robinson (Sid) Scholarship ─ $4,000 ─ BY INVITATION ONLY TO DIRECT ADMIT STUDENTS
Roessler (William G.) Microbiology Scholarship ─ $1,000
Seward (Fred) Award  ─ $2,500
Tatum (William J.) Award ─ $1,500

The application deadline for these awards is Friday, February 16, 2018.  Faculty and postdoctoral fellow recommendations for these awards are also due on February 16.

Please visit the IUB Department of Biology website at the Undergraduate/Awards + Scholarships web page (https://biology.indiana.edu/undergraduate/index.html), click on each award listed to review the application criteria for that particular award and to determine if you are eligible to apply for that award.  The following documents are needed to complete your application packet, so be sure to read these documents carefully:

1.  Application instructions (https://biology.indiana.edu/documents/undergrad-awards-instructions2018.pdf)
2.  Application form (https://biology.indiana.edu/documents/undergrad-awards-application2018.pdf)

Your application packet should consist of a completed application form that lists all the awards for which you are applying; your resume; and your 1-2 page personal statement, arranged in that order.  Save your packet as a PDF, in this format:  Student’s last name_student’s first name_2018.  For instance, if I were to apply for an award, my packet would be named “Wyss_kathy_2018”.

Once you’ve completed your application packet, you can submit the packet via the “Submit your application” link found on any of the individual award pages.  Alternatively, you can go directly to this URL to upload your application packet:  https://biology.indiana.edu/forms/applications/undergraduate-award-application.html.  No matter how many awards you are applying for, you still only submit your application ONE time.  If you are applying for three awards, you still submit your packet only one time.

Be sure to approach your recommender immediately in order to give him/her time to write the letter. Give your recommender this link:  https://biology.indiana.edu/faculty-intranet/forms/student-recommendations.html so he or she can upload your recommendation letter to the Wyss Dropbox.  The letter should be saved as a PDF with the document called “Student’s last name_Recommender’s last name_2018”.  If Rich Hardy were writing a recommendation for Mary Smith, his letter would be named “Smith_Hardy_2018”.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if, after reading the application instructions, you have any questions.  Thank you!


Kathy E. Wyss
Development Officer
Department of Biology
Jordan Hall 120
1001 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005