Scholarships

UW Biology Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

The Department of Biology is pleased to be able to offer its undergraduate students support for their research projects and tuition.

Upon notification of winning an award, students will work with department staff to purchase research supplies and/or tickets for travel. Scholarships are disbursed directly to the student's tuition account to pay tuition and fees.

Fall awards — application submission deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday, November 2, 2014

Below is a brief overview of the awards that are currently available.  Please read the eligibility and detailed information document for more thorough information.

Application and instructions

Submit your application via the Catalyst Dropbox
 

  • Casey Award (up to $700). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with travel to present at scientific meetings, including conference registration fees, transportation, and/or room and board costs. The fund may also provide support for student research projects if expenses are beyond the ability of faculty mentors to cover. 
  • Frye-Hotson-Rigg Award (up to $2,500). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with fieldwork, research supplies, research-related travel, and/or travel to present at scientific meetings. Awards may only go to students using a plant, algae, or fungi system to work in the areas of botany, ecology, evolution, taxonomy, environmental science, or biodiversity. 
  • Sargent Award (up to $1,300). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with their research, including travel costs. 

Spring awards — deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday, March 1, 2015

Check back for information on spring awards in January 2015!

 

*Please note the Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen Prize has a separate applicaiton process.  More information is available here.

Below is a brief overview of each award.  Be sure to review the eligibility and detailed information for spring awards & scholarships for more information.

 

  • Biology - Friday Harbor Labs Award ($1,250). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates taking classes or conducting research at Friday Harbor Labs.
  • Casey Award (up to $650). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with travel to present at scientific meetings, including conference registration fees, transportation, and/or room and board costs. The fund may also provide support for student research projects if expenses are beyond the ability of faculty mentors to cover.
  • Franco Award ($1,250). Annual prize for the best undergraduate research paper in the biological sciences.
  • Frye-Hotson-Rigg Award (up to $2,400). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with fieldwork, research supplies, research-related travel, and/or travel to present at scientific meetings. Awards may only go to students using a plant, algae, or fungi system to work in the areas of botany, ecology, evolution, taxonomy, environmental science, or biodiversity
  • BEACON Lab Research Award (up to $500). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates conducting evolutionary research in the laboratory.
  • Shawn DeCaw BEACON Field Award (up to $500). Supports Department of Biology undergraduates conducting evolutionary research in natural systems.
  • Susan Huscroft Scholarship (Full tuition until completion of Bachelor's degree). Provides full tuition (in-state rate) for a Department of Biology undergraduate pursuing a career in the medical field who plans to attend medical school and obtain an M.D. degree. Students must demonstrate financial need (determined by filling out the FAFSA)
  • May Garrett Hayes Scholarship ($1,000). Provides tuition support for a Department of Biology undergraduate majoring in Plant Biology or a related field.
  • Porath/Johnson Scholarship (up to $6,000). Provides tuition support for a Department of Biology undergraduate. Selection of the recipient is based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Edith Lucena Riehl Scholarship ($1,250). Provides tuition support for a Department of Biology undergraduate. Selection of the recipient is based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Farner Scholarship ($1,500). Provides tuition support for Department of Biology undergraduates.
  • UW Biology Scholarship (up to $6,500). Provides tuition support for Department of Biology undergraduates.
  • Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen Prize for Future K-12 Teachers ($100). Awarded to a junior or senior who plans a career in K-12 biology teaching. This prize is awarded in honor of the late Prof. Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen, who was committed to teaching. *Please note this award has a seperate application process.  See above for more information.