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Biology Scholarships

A degree in Biology can be a rewarding and challenging career path. Within the field of biology, you can study a vast variety of subjects. There is botany, ecology, genetics, marine biology, microbiology, and many more. Here are a few scholarships for those studying the field of biology. 

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented Minorities

Multiple recipients, $8,000

The Details: This internship is from the American Physical Society. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Students need to be sophomores or juniors at a US college or university at the time of the application. 

The Deadline: January 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $3,000

The Details: This scholarship is to honor Emily M. Hewitt and honor a student who shared her love of nature. She was a California artist, author, teacher, and docent and the first woman mayor of the City of Oakdale. The scholarship is for students or graduate students that are enrolled full-time in an accredited California postsecondary education institution and who have career goals that coincide with Emily M. Hewitt’s interests. Students will need to have majors in environmental studies, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, environmental art, California art, or biology. 

The Deadline: April

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

 

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AACT’s John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This scholarship is for college sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology. Students need to be attending a four-year accredited college or university, with a major in food science, chemical science, biological science, or a related major. 

The Deadline: May

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

RTK Scholars Program- Helping Students Succeed in Science

One recipient, $1,500

The Details: This scholars program is for those who are majoring in or planning to major in environmental science, environmental studies, biology, or engineering. Students will need to be high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. 

The Deadline: May

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Paliwal Club of 100 STEM Scholars Fund

Multi recipients, $750-$1,500

The Details: This fund is for those studying science, technology, engineering, arts, or math. Students must be female and currently enrolled in a two-year, or four-year college or graduate school in the US. They must also show financial need.  

The Deadline: September 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Novus Biologicals Scholarship

One recipient, $1,500

The Details: This scholarship is for students pursuing education in a science-related field. This scholarship is to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in a career in science. 

The Deadline: December

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Tocris Scholarship Program

One recipient, $1,500

The Details: This scholarship is for students pursuing a science-related field of study, such as life science, medical science, or health science. 

The Deadline: December

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Creative Biolabs Scholarship

One recipient, $1,000

The Details: This scholarship is for students enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. student at an accredited college or university with a major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or molecular biology. The award is looking for students with leadership skills, academic ability, and purposeful and meaningful participation in volunteer activities, community service, or other public service activities. 

The Deadline: September 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Make sure to check out our scholarship section on CollegeRecon for more major-specific scholarships or scholarships for veterans, military spouses, and gold star families.

 

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