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Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships for Graduate Students

The Wilson Award and the Hadley-Lynch Scholarship are available to graduate students whose major advisor is a full-time member of the faculty within the Department of Biology. The Brussard Scholarship is available to graduate students whose major advisor is a full-time member of the faculty within either the Department of Biology or the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science.

The Wilson Award is for native-born US citizen graduate students.  Master's of Biology students, Ecology Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D students, and Cell and Molecular Biology Ph.D students are eligible, if their major advisor is a Department of Biology faculty member.  The number of awards and monetary value may differ from year to year, but historically three awards of $4000 each have been given per year.

The Brussard Scholarship is available to Master's of Biology students, Ecology Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D students and Natural Resources and Environmental Science graduate students.  One award of $500 is typically given each year.

The Hadley-Lynch Scholarship is intended for undergraduate or graduate students, and preference is given to female students. Recipients must earn a minimum of 12 academic credits per year, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the duration of the award.  The monetary value of this award varies from year to year.

Application Procedures

To apply for one of these scholarships, submit an application form, CV, personal statement, and two letters of support from Biology faculty. If you are doing research with non-Biology faculty, an additional letter from your research mentor is welcome. Applications and letters should be submitted to the Department of Biology office (FA 147) by March 1st.

Graduate Scholarship Application Form

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