Departmental Awards

PAST HONOREES

Undergraduate Awards

Graduate Student Awards

Award Recipients

The Department of Biological Sciences is proud to recognize the achievements of our students. Each year, the department honors the undergraduate students who have made outstanding academic or research achievements in the biological sciences. Graduate Students compete for a number of scholarship awards and fellowships to support them in their studies.

 

Annual Undergraduate Awards

Catherine Welsh Smith Research Award

The Catherine Welsh Smith Award in Biological Sciences recognizes outstanding achievement in biological research by a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences. The award committee selects the winner from nominations from faculty of students who have displayed talent for research, including initiative, independence, and the ability to design and carry out experiments.

Research Awards in Physiological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences recognizes outstanding achievement in biological research by presenting three awards, one for each of our majors.  The award committee selects the winner from nominations from faculty of junior or senior students who have displayed talent for research, including initiative, independence, and the ability to design and carry out experiments. The Catherine Welsh Smith Research Award winner is selected as the best from these three top students.

Biological Sciences Academic Achievement Award

The Biological Sciences Academic Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement in the Biological Sciences Department by a senior majoring in Biological Sciences, Physiological Sciences, or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. The award committee selects the winner based on a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and above, the student’s sciences GPA, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

 

Annual Graduate Student Awards

Scholl Award

Sponsored by the Dr. Scholl Foundation, this award goes to a graduate student who has performed outstanding research as demonstrated by the submission/publication of a first author manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.

Oliver H. Smith Award

This award recognizes exceptional academic achievement by a graduate student in the Ph.D. program. This award will be based on grade point average (GPA), research activity and scholarly achievements.

 

Richard W. Jobling Travel Award

Four travel awards are awarded annually on a competitive basis to graduate students who present their work as first author at a scientific conference.

Dr. Catherine Grotelueschen Scholarship Fund for Biology

An annual scholarship from the Dr. Catherine Grotelueschen Scholarship Fund for Biology is awarded to provide financial assistance toward the summer research of a graduate student.

Denis J. O'Brien Fellowship for Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences periodically receives funding from the Denis J. O’Brien Fellowship Fund for financial assistance in the form of a summer stipend.


 



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