Department of Biological Sciences Scholarships
Every Fall the Department of Biological Sciences Scholarship Committee accepts applications for scholarships. Scholarships from $200-$1000 will be awarded through the SJSU Financial Aid Office. Receipt of a scholarship may reduce other sources of financial aid.
All undergraduate Biological Sciences majors and graduate students enrolled in the MS or MA programs are eligible for scholarships. Applicants must be a registered student and currently be taking at least 6 units (undergraduate applicants) or 3 units (graduate applicants). Students must also have completed at least one semester and 6 units of biology classes at SJSU. Students who have already received a Biology Department scholarship are not eligible, but you can have already received a Biology Department Graduate Research Fellowship.
The following scholarships will be awarded (only one application is necessary to apply for all that you qualify for):
The Cancer Federation Scholarship - Microbiology & Molecular Biology Juniors and Seniors
The John and Betty Davison Scholarship - Biology Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
The Albert and Dorothy Ellis Scholarship - Biology Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students with a GPA of more than 3.25
The Evelyn Gerdts Memorial Scholarship - Biology Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students (preference to Marine Science Majors)
The Arthur and Karin Nelson Scholarship - Field Biology Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
The Rocci and Marianna Pisano Scholarship - Biology Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
The Glenn and Martha Vargas Scholarship - Biology Graduate Students
The Western Pathology Quality Assurance Association Scholarship - Juniors or Seniors planning to enter the Clinical Laboratory Scientist Program
****Online Scholarship Applications will be available starting September 2018*****
Fall Scholarship applications must be submitted electronically using your SJSU login credentials once the scholarship application opens. You will be asked to provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts. You may provide these electronically or by submitting a hard copy to the Biological Sciences Department office in DH254, care of Dr. Carter.
- On the application site, you will be prompted to choose two different academic references from a scientific discipline, with at least one from SJSU. Members of the Scholarship Committee (Drs. Rech, Skovran, Carter, and Wilkinson) CANNOT write letters of evaluation. You will be asked to provide the emails of both references, and electronic requests will be sent directly to your references after the application deadline.
Scholarship Application Deadlines
Direct any questions to Dr. Benjamin Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org.