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Department of Biological Sciences


Biological Sciences Scholars Award Program

Introduction

Biology scholars awards are provided in addition to the University-wide scholarship program at Emporia State University. Each award has unique requirements for eligibility. Each year the Department of Biological Sciences awards about $25,000 in scholarship money. Amounts of scholarship awards depend on interest rates, and exact amounts are designated in award letters. Award amounts and numbers may vary year-by-year depending on yield rates, number of applicants, and other factors.


AGRELIUS SCHOLAR

A recipient of the Agrelius Scholarship must be pursuing a biology degree in any field of biology (B.S., B.A., or B.S.E.) and should have completed 59 hours before the fall semester for which the scholarship would first be awarded. Junior Agrelius Scholars may apply in competition to renew their scholarship for their senior year.

BEAU ARNDT "LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS" SCHOLARSHIP FUND

An annual scholarship awarded to a full time student with: A) a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5, B) majoring in biology or earth science, and C) with preference given to an incoming freshman graduating from Northern Heights High School, or secondly a Lyon County high school; otherwise a Kansas high school.

DR. ROBERT AND LOUISE BOLES SCHOLARSHIP

This award is available to any biology major at any level.

BREUKELMAN SCHOLARS

Recipients of the John and Ruth Breukelman Scholarships must be pursuing a biology degree in any field of biology (B.S., B.A., or B.S.E.). A Breukelman Scholar may be a freshman, a transfer student, or an upperclassman. Breukelman Scholars may apply to renew their scholarship.

RUTH GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

An annual scholarship provided by Hoover, Bachman and Associates, Inc. (Emporia Physical Therapy) is awarded to an academically worthy student at ESU who: A) is a pre-physical therapy student (biology, kinesiology, sociology), B) has completed the application process to one or more graduate physical therapy programs, C) has demonstrated a satisfactory interest in physical therapy through appropriate observation, volunteering, or employment, and D) provides a letter of recommendation from an ESU student advisor.

HOSPIRA MICROBIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

The Hospira Microbiology Scholarship provides one microbiology scholarship per year at E.S.U. for a student who: A) is in their junior or senior year and has completed at least one course in microbiology, B) who has a career interest in pharmaceutical microbiology, C) has a GPA of 3.00 or greater, and D) who has demonstrated strong leadership skills.

HUTTON SCHOLAR

A recipient of the Hutton Scholarship must be pursuing a biology degree in wildlife biology (B.S. with concentration in environmental biology, botany or zoology). A Hutton Scholar may be a freshman, a transfer student, or an upperclassman and the scholarship is renewable.

DR. CHARLES R. MAIER BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria for the Maier scholarship are: A) biology major, B) in their sophomore or junior year, C) with a minimum of 2.8 GPA, and D) preference to students working in natural or environmental science.

SCHNITTKER-MUSICK SCHOLARS

Recipients of the Schnittker-Musick Scholarships must be pursuing a biology degree in any field of biology (B.S., B.A., or B.S.E.) and should have completed 59 hours before the fall semester for which the scholarship would be awarded. Schnittker-Musick Scholars who are juniors may apply in competition to renew their scholarship for their senior year. Preference is given to applicants who graduated from Cunningham or other rural high schools.



General criteria for scholarships awarded from the Department of Biological Sciences to freshman students:

  • Residency where stipulated by the scholarship gift agreement.
  • An ACT composite score of 24 or higher (and a minimum math ACT of 24) or its equivalent.
  • For students from conventional U.S. schools, a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a standard 4-point scale.
  • High school coursework in mathematics and the sciences that is consistent with a biology major.
  • A letter from the applicant stating why they are pursuing the biology or biology-related field and should be considered for the award.


General criteria for scholarships awarded from the Department of Biological Sciences to continuing students:

To be eligible for competitive continuation of an award, and to enable the Department of Biological Sciences to assess the continuing commitment of a student to its programs, an application form must be completed by the February deadline (pending an exceptional circumstance) for continuation of an award for a subsequent year. Criteria for continuation include the following:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester at E.S.U. [this may include an exchange semester at a foreign university with courses enrolled by prior approval].
  • Maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Continue in a biology major, biology teaching field, or pre-professional program (evident from enrollment in the relevant program courses) in the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • A letter from the applicant stating why they are pursuing the biology or biology-related field and should be considered for the award.

Application form for new students (PDF file).
Application form for continuing students (PDF file).
Print out the appropriate form, complete, and mail to the address indicated.