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Scholarship Applications due February 1, 2019

These scholarships are for currently enrolled students only. Three scholarships are administered by the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB); two are administered by the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and one is administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS students only).  Use the OneApp form to apply.

Applications open on October 1, 2018 for the 2019-20 year.  Note that the FAFSA must be filed by Dec. 1, 2018 and show financial need for several of the scholarships.

Dr. John R. Ohlfest Memorial Scholarship

Award

  • $950 for a Fall/Spring academic year; Awardee will receive $475 in the Fall semester and $475 in the Spring semester.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • File a FAFSA by December 1st​​, 2018; the FAFSA must demonstrate financial need
  • Undergraduate student in Biology or Genetics Program
  • 2.8 or higher GPA at Iowa State University
  • Junior status for Fall 2018
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Preference will be given to a student from Lawton, Iowa

Diane Marie Heimbuch Scholarship

Award:

  • One or more $1000 awards are given each year.  This may be a renewal award for the previous recipient who continues to meet the criteria, or a new award. Awardees will receive $500 in Fall semester and $500 in Spring semester. A student may not receive the award for more than three years.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Student must be a resident of the State of Iowa.
  • Student must be an undergraduate majoring in Biology, Genetics, or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
  • Student must be at least a sophomore in standing and attending full time.
  • Student must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Student must have a least fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters remaining at Iowa State University to receive the full $1,000 award.
  • Preference will be given to a student interested in animal biology.

 

Darlene and Melvin Larsen Scholarship

Award:

  • One or more $1000 awards will be given in 2019.  Awardees will receive $500 in Fall semester and $500 in Spring semester. Previous awardees may re-apply.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Student must be an undergraduate majoring in Biology, Genetics, or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
  • Student must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must have a least fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters remaining at Iowa State University to receive the full $1,000 award and must maintain full time status.
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate leadership skills as evidenced by involvement with community or on-campus activities, organizations, etc.
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. FAFSA must have been submitted by December 1st, 2016
  • Preference is given to students with career interests in genetics, developmental biology, or cell biology.

 

Mary Kate Phillips Scholarship in Plant Sciences

Award:

  • $1,000 for a Fall/Spring academic year

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • File a FAFSA by December 1st​​, 2018
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 3.0 or higher GPA at Iowa State University
  • Minimum of three semesters of college coursework completed
  • Undergraduate student in Biology Program, Genetics Program, or Environmental Science Program
  • Demonstrated interest in plant sciences or botany.

 

Irving W. and Natalie A. Knobloch Scholarship

The Irving W. and Natalie A. Knobloch Scholarship is an annual scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in a major administered by the Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Department at Iowa State University (i.e., Biology, Environmental Science, Genetics) with a demonstrated interest in botany. 

Award

  • $1,000 for a Fall/Spring academic year

Scholarship Eligibility

  • File a FAFSA by December 1st​​, 2018
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 3.0 or higher GPA at Iowa State University
  • Minimum of three semesters of college coursework completed
  • Undergraduate student in Biology Program, Genetics Program, or Environmental Science Program
  • Demonstrated interest in plant sciences or botany

Elinor L. Fehr and Walter R. Fehr Endowed Scholarship (administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

Award:

  • $2,000 for a Fall/Spring academic year

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • 3.0 or higher GPA at Iowa State University
  • Junior or Senior status for Fall 2019
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Major in Genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

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