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Scholarships for Science Students

Students enrolled full-time in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are eligible for the following scholarships.

Patricia Hilliard Robertson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to benefit full-time female students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics who have made a commitment to pursuing a career in the sciences. Candidates must have earned a minimum of 48 credits toward a degree in the following programs: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geoscience, and Physics with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. 

Albert R. Pechan Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding science major enrolled full time; recipient will be selected by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 

Wienken and Associates Scholarship

Awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics who has successfully completed at least 30 credit hours and achieved a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average. 

Dean’s Opportunity Scholarship

Awards in the amount of $500 each will be given for academic year 2014–2015, one each for students moving into their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The Dean’s scholarships will be awarded to an outstanding science major, enrolled full-time in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Financial need as well as academic performance will be factored into the selection process.

Siemens Fund for Undergraduate Research in STEM:

Two awards in the amount of $490 each will be awarded for academic year 2014–2015 to support undergraduate research and presentation of such research projects, results, or finding at academic or professional symposia or conferences. Funds may be used to support expense of research supplies, fees, or other research-related expenses, presentation materials, travel expenses, or other expenses related to making presentations. Application must include: a brief description of the research project written by the applicant, and a letter of support from the faculty member supervising the student's research project.

To apply for these scholarships, please submit the following to the Office of the Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 305 Weyandt Hall:

  • application form
  • brief personal statement primarily focusing on your academic goals/objectives augmented by a description of your service or extracurricular activities relevant to your academic program
  • copy of transcript or academic progress sheet (you do not have to attach an official transcript)

Completed applications are due by April 14, 2014. All above scholarships are nonrenewable.

Scholarships Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) Program

This program encourages students majoring in STEM disciplines to include additional mathematics in their degree program. Each year, need-based scholarship funds support 10 new junior or senior undergraduate students who add a minor in a mathematical area to their science major or who major in a mathematical area. Additionally, five or six new graduate students are supported in the MS in Applied Mathematics program.

Follow this link for more details on the S-COAM scholarship program.

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