Biology Scholarships

Biology Scholarships

Biology major scholarshipscan be found from several sources.  Scholarships for biology majors include marine biology scholarships as well. Read below to find biology scholarships for which you are eligible in 2013.

The field of biology is covered as a science under the SMART Scholarship by the U.S. Department of Defense.  The SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Scholarship awards a stipend, tuition, health coverage and an allowance for textbooks.

Biology students can also apply for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for undergraduate students in mathematics, sciences, and engineering.

Western Washington University has scholarships for biology students  The deadline is generally in mid-April. WWU offers biology scholarships, tuition waivers, graduate scholarships, and fellowships.

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Biology Scholarship

The Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship will be of interest to biology students as well as marine biology students.  The scholarship is awarded in the memory of one of the USA’s top invertebrate zoologists.  The Libbie H. Hyman scholarship helps biology students to pay for coursework or research on invertebrates at a marine, freshwater, or terrestrial field station.  In 2011, the award amounted to $1,100 and is intended for advanced undergraduate students and biology students earning a master’s degree. For further information, contact: Dr. Jennifer Burnaford,  Chair, SICB Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship Committee, Department of Biological Science (MH-282),  California State University, Fullerton.  800 North State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831-3599  Phone: 657-278-2382  Fax: 657-278-3426

Wildlife Leadership Awards

The Wildlife Leadership Awards (WLA) can also help biology students pay for their studies.  The Elk Foundation has been awarding the WLA since 1991.The awards include a $2,000 scholarship and a one-year membership to the Elk Foundation.  The deadline is 1 March annually.  Undergraduate junior and senior students of a natural resource program related to wildlife in the United States and Canada are eligible for the WLA.  At least one semester or two quarters must still be remaining in the candidate’s undergraduate program, scheduled full time during the fall academic season.

Women in Science offers Scholarships for Biology Students

The 2013 Association for Women in Science  has awards from $1,000 to $3,000.   The due date is December 31st.   These are for early-career scientists to attend a conference, acquire specialized training, or seek professional development away from their home town.  The award allows for registration, tuition, transportation in economy class, housing, per diem, and incidental expenses.  Eligible candidates shall have earned a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Plan Ahead to Find a Biology Scholarship

When looking for scholarships for biology majors, it is important to speak with high school counselors and the biology department of the university of college when you wish to study.  Applying early for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms (January of the year before you start your fall semester to enter college) will also help, especially for need-based scholarships for biology students.  You may be asked to write an essay for your biology scholarship application and be asked about your career goals after you earn your biology degree.  We recommend the book: What Can You Do with a Major in Biology: Real people. Real jobs. Real rewards.

Planning ahead is the most important thing when it comes to finding a biology scholarship.