Research Scholarship List

Undergraduate Research Scholarships

  1. Friends of CABNR Internship (Two Awards of ~$1,450 Each*)
    • CABNR major
    • Nevada residents
    • Have attended an accredited high school in northern or rural Nevada counties
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA, Minimum 12 credits per semester (15 recommended), Make satisfactory academic progress
    • Must be actively engaged in a CABNR research project or internship
    • A letter of support, from a faculty member with whom the student will be working, must be submitted
  2. Robert & Twyila Whear Scholarship (One Award of ~$1,000)
    • CABNR major
    • Junior or Senior standing
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA, Minimum 12 credits per semester (15 recommended), Make satisfactory academic progress
    • Prefer students who have demonstrated an active, thought-provoking approach to problem-solving through research papers prepared in CABNR courses or participation in undergraduate research with CABNR faculty as identified from CABNR scholarship committee solicitations of recommendations from CABNR faculty.
    • Non-renewing scholarship
  3. Byer, Norma & Ellis Byer Scholarship (Two Awards of ~$1,500* each)
    • CABNR major with Junior or Senior standing
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA, Minimum 12 credits per semester (15 recommended), Make satisfactory academic progress
    • Will undertake activities in biotechnology research, with faculty advisement, such as internships, research projects or other creative tasks in which the students take an active, involved and thought-provoking approach to problem-solving
    • Candidates must provide a proposal of activities to be conducted with approval of their faculty advisor
    • One year scholarship
  4. Louis and Genevieve Capurro Scholarship (Three Awards of ~$1,500 each)
    • CABNR major with Junior or Senior standing
    • Demonstrate Financial Need
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA, Minimum 12 credits per semester (15 recommended), Make satisfactory academic progress
    • Recipients must have worked with a faculty member in a research setting relating to agricultural enhancement or agricultural issues related to the Great Basin
  5. Greenfield Animal Hospital Scholarship (One Award of ~$500)
    • Veterinary Science major with Junior or Senior standing
    • Graduate of a rural high school in Nevada from any county except Clark and Washoe.
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA,  Minimum 12 credits per semester (15 recommended), Make satisfactory academic progress
    • Prefer students who have demonstrated an active, thought-provoking approach to problem-solving through research papers prepared in Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences (ANVS) courses or participation in undergraduate research with ANVS faculty.
  6. Dick Kleberg Beef Breeding Undergraduate Scholarships (Five Awards of ~$2,000 each)
    • CABNR major in Animal Science or a closely related field
    • At least sophomore standing
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA,  Minimum 12 credits per semester (15 recommended), Make satisfactory academic progress
    • Actively engaged in research related to beef cattle breeding or a closely related field in animal science

Graduate Research Scholarships

  • Agriculture Research Fellow (One Award of ~$5,300*)
    • Enrolled in CABNR affiliated Graduate Program
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA*
    • One year scholarship
  • Jay Dow Sr. Memorial Scholarship (One Award of ~$1000*)
    • Enrolled in CABNR affiliated Graduate Program
    • First preference for those conducting research projects involving the biology of aquatic birds, especially shorebirds and waterfowl, and preferably within the Honey Lake Basin
    • Second preference for those graduate students undertaking research projects involving the conservation of wetlands or the biology of wetland plants and animals.
    • Applicants must submit a CV, a two-page research proposal and two letters of recommendation from instructors or researchers (other than professor) to the CABNR Scholarship Committee.
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR cumulative Graduate GPA. 
  • Joan M. Comanor Scholarship (One Award of ~$2,000*)
    • Enrolled in CABNR affiliated Graduate Program
    • Female student
    • Graduate level majors in environmental and natural resource science programs including environmental science, hydrology and natural resource sciences. If no eligible grad candidates, other female students may be considered in the following order: undergraduates in environmental and natural resource sciences, graduates in field biology, undergraduates in field biology.*
    • No awards in conservation biology or wildlife sciences
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA
  • Nevada Woolgrowers Association (One Award of ~$500*)
    • Enrolled in CABNR affiliated Graduate Program
    • Actively engaged in graduate research advancing rangeland sheep production in Nevada
    • Recipient or advisor must report on the research performed at the annual Nevada Woolgrowers Association meeting
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA, Minimum graduate enrollment in 6 UNR credits each semester, Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Dick Kleberg Beef Breeding Graduate Scholarships (At Least One Award of ~$28,000*)
    • Enrolled in CABNR affiliated Graduate Program in Animal Science or a closely related field
    • Minimum 3.00 UNR GPA, Minimum 9 credits per semester, Make satisfactory academic progress
    • Actively engaged in research related to beef cattle breeding or a closely related field in animal science