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Biological Science / Physiology Scholarships

The field of the biological sciences is a fascinating, intricate and varied educational gateway to an understanding of life and living organisms. This field includes majors such as biochemistry, biotechnology, entomology, genetics and zoology. Biological science scholarships can be found for most of these majors, with keen interest being shown in emerging fields such as genomics, biostatistics and molecular modeling. Continue reading below to find out more about biological science scholarships.

If you think this major is for you, you must have taken a good deal of science at the high school level. You'll need a sturdy background in areas such as chemistry, earth science and biology. You'll also need to be familiar with math courses such as trigonometry and calculus. Due to the quantitative nature of life science research a strong math background is essential for your understanding as well as your job prospects.

Many career opportunities related to the life sciences require a graduate degree. Some junior research positions can be obtained with a master's degree. However, most of these positions require a doctoral degree. The same is true for teaching the life sciences at the college level. Also, many life science research positions require separate certification in addition to your college degree. For instance, to secure a research job in the field of cell biology, you may need to be certified in histotechnology as well as possessing a graduate degree in cell biology. 

The employment outlook for biological science jobs is as varied as the positions themselves. Fields such as marine biology may not expand with the same energy and zeal as more popular areas such as genetics. Also, some majors offer few job opportunities for those with only a bachelor's degree. At the same time, technological innovations such as genome sequencing and DNA arrays have fundamentally altered the role of some of the biological sciences in our lives. Who's to say what tomorrow's changes will bring?

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R&D Systems Scholarship Application Fall 2018

R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field. The R&D Systems Scholarship Program will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester.

Porter Physiology Fellowship

Criteria: 1. Must be a minority. 2. Must have been accepted into or is currently in a graduate program in physiology at the time of application. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.the-aps.org/education/minority_prog/stu_fellows/porter_phy/apInfo_pp.htm for more information and an application form.

Full-time Independent Research (with Senior Thesis Option)

This program targets students who wish to conduct a full-time independent research project in field biology. Applicants may be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduates of an undergraduate program, or may be early in their graduate career. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists.

Thaddeus Colson and Isabelle Saalwaechter Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Isabelle F. Smith in 1999, in memory of her parents, to provide annual scholarships for female residents of Kentucky majoring in environmentally related programs at public universities in Kentucky. Scholarship is non-renewable. Eligibility: * Currently enrolled as an upcoming sophomore, junior, or senior at a Kentucky public four year college * Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher * Must be Kentucky resident * Major is environmentally related program (i.e., agriculture, biology, horticulture, environmental studies, environmental engineering, etc.) * Seeking undergraduate degree on a full-time basis Award Amount: $5,000 Contact: Gail Sanders, Operations and Compliance Manager, The Community Foundation of Louisville, (502) 585-4649 X1025; gails@cflouisville.org; e-mail is preferred Application: Available on the website, or from The Community Foundation

South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association Scholarship

Who is eligible for SDSWMA Scholarship? An applicant should desire a career in a trade supportive to the protection and enhancement of our natural resources and environment, the solid waste industry and/or related fields. Applicants must intend to enroll for the fall semester. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents intending to or enrolled at a South Dakota institution of higher learning, vocational school, or other post-secondary trade school. High school seniors are eligible to apply. Part-time studies will be considered if applicant can show good cause for other than full-time studies and that the course of study is directed toward a degree, certificate or similar identification of graduation. Students who have received an SDSWMA scholarship in the past are eligible to apply each year although preference will be given to new applicants. Children and spouses of Scholarship Committee members are not eligible. What is considered a course of study that will provide protection and enhancement of our natural resources and the environment or solid waste Industry? SDSWMA membership consists of a broad range of industries relating to and supporting the proper disposal, reuse, hauling, or recycling of solid waste. Related fields include but are not limited to business administration, accounting, biology, chemistry, trucking, geology, hydrology, engineering, auto mechanics, computer science, heating / ventilation / refrigeration, environmental sciences, engineering technicians, government administration, agribusiness, education, biohazard, energy technology, and more.

Amway Scholars Program for College Students

Scholarship Value: up to $ 5000 Classifications: College Junior, College Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Accounting, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Information Systems, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Packaging Engineering Scholarship Detail: Amway operates in over 80 countries and territories with nearly 13,000 employees worldwide and has sales of over $8 Billion. Amway, through its global facilities provides world class product development, manufacturing, and logistics services. Amway manages the Nutrilite vitamin supplement brand and the Artistry cosmetic brand. Great People Happen At Amway. We value our employees, have a long-standing environmental commitment, provide an exercise and wellness program to our employees and foster a culture of innovation. During our time of transition from Alticor to Amway, explore our website and family of companies at: www.Alticor.com. This year, Amway has partnered with UNCF to establish the Amway Scholars Program. The program is open to rising sophomores and juniors.

H. T. Harvey Memorial Fellowship

College of Science - Biology Applicants will be fully matriculated graduate students who will develop research proposals. Fellowship funds may be used for travel expenses, equipment, and/or supplies for a research project.

Harriet G. Barclay Scholarship Fund

An endowment fund established to honor Dr. Harriet Barclay, a long-time RMBL botanist and educator. Given annually to botany students. Award decisions will be based on financial need and academic merit. You will be able to complete a financial aid form when completing the Coursework Application. Please note: students receiving fellowship and scholarship funds are expected to maintain a B average in their courses. Performance will be reviewed mid-way through the summer and students not in compliance will be asked to leave the field station at their own expense.

Ralph Wardlaw Watt Student Scholarship Fund

An endowment established to honor of the father of Ward Watt. Given annually to coursework students. Award decisions will be based on financial need and academic merit. You will be able to complete a financial aid form when completing the Coursework Application. Please note: students receiving fellowship and scholarship funds are expected to maintain a B average in their courses. Performance will be reviewed mid-way through the summer and students not in compliance will be asked to leave the field station at their own expense.

Cancer Federation, Inc. Scholarship

College of Science - Biology Biology majors with research interest in cancer, especially immunology and microbiology.

Fall 2017 Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program

Creative Biolabs awards 1000$ scholarship to one student who majors in science related field, enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university with an average GPA of 3.0 (or B). Applicants must submit a written assay (no less than 500 words) and a transcript of records (unofficial or official).

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