“There is more to biology than rats, Drosophila, Caenorhabditis, and E. coli. ” — Ernst Mayr

Biology Scholarships

Please note - this is not a complete list of scholarships available to undergraduate biology students.

Dr. John F. Sheehan Scholarship

Applicants must have junior status, with an overall and science GPA of 3.75 or above. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing and an essay on a bioethical issue. Other factors, including engagement in community service and academically-related activities, may be included in the selection process.
One-time awards of varying size (usually $2000-$4500), applied directly towards the recipient's tuition.
Faculty contact
Dr. Amy Worthington
418 Hixon-Lied Science

Goldwater Scholarship

Limited to outstanding sophomore and junior students committed to a pursuit of graduate study (M.S./Ph.D) and a career in science. All candidates for scholarships must be nominated by their college or university.
Payment of academic expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and room & board) to a maximum of $7500 per academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support. The award may be used to supplement other scholarships.
A pre-application is typically due around mid-October
Faculty contact
Dr. Erin Gross

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship

Limited to sophomore and junior women committed to a pursuit of graduate study (M.S./Ph.D) and a career in science.
Full payment of academic expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room & board).
Faculty contact
Dr. Catie Baker, Clare Boothe Luce Chair for Women in Science
Department of Mathematics

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is designed to improve access to education leading to research careers for those who have had fewer opportunities than others. The program is primarily designed to provide an incentive for exceptional scholars to pursue research careers at the NIH. See www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp for complete details.
NIH Undergraduate Scholarships will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year; recipients may reapply for additional years (not to exceed 4 scholarship years).
Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Institutes of Health
2 Center Drive, Room 2E24, MSC 0230
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0230
Telephone: 888-352-3001
E-mail: ugsp@nih.gov