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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Applications for 2018-19 scholarships are now being accepted. Below are descriptions of scholarships available to majors within the Department of Biology.

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Applications are due by Wednesday, 28 February at 3:00 p.m.
Only electronic submissions are accepted.




The Department of Biology administers numerous scholarships available for biology, public health, and composite teaching-biological science majors. Applications are accepted electronically. Links to instructions and online application forms are above. Depending on available funding, the following scholarships are available to biology undergraduates at the main campus and regional campuses:


Established in recognition of Thomas Bahler's long-time dedication and support to students in the Department of Biology, with special emphasis for students preparing for the health professions. This award is generally made to a prehealth student with a biology major.

Established to assist deserving undergraduate students pursuing research opportunities in the Department of Biology. The award is based on scholarship, character, and professional promise and awarded to a student pursuing a career in dentistry. This scholarship is made possible by the generous donation of Drs. Gordon J. and Rella Christensen.

Established to honor the six Christenson brothers - Scott, Reed, L. Dean, Ralph, John, and Paul - all of whom attended Utah State University, the later five of whom all graduated in the Department of Biology. Established to assist deserving undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology. The award is based on scholarship, character, and professional promise. The scholarship serves as a legacy to the Christenson brothers' commitment to education and as a source of perpetual support for generations of biology students.

Established by many donors including alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff, and friends of the Department. The scholarship is based on scholarly performance, research promise, financial need, or promoting diversity opportunities during the student’s academic career.

Established in honor of emeriti faculty member, Dr. David B. Drown by family, students, and colleagues. Awarded to students majoring in Public Health based on scholarship, character, need, and professional promise.

The Emmett Scholarship was established by Dr. John W Emmett and Norda Fife Emmet to support undergraduate studies in the Department of Biology. Both Dr. and Mrs. Emmett were graduates of USU. Dr. Emmett became a radiologist and Mrs. Emmett taught nursery school, kindergarten and first grade. Emmett Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, financial need, and personal integrity. Recipients must be at least a Sophomore in the Department of Biology. Grade point average, scholarly activities, such as undergraduate research or participation in pre-med related student activities are also considered. Preference is given to pre-med students

Established in memory of Eldon J. Gardner, former faculty member and discoverer of the Gardner Syndrome. Awarded based on outstanding scholarship, character, research and professional promise. Awarded to undergraduate biology students to assist in genetic research.

This award is made possible from a generous bequest from the estate of Joseph Greaves and was established to honor his contribution and legacy to USU. Dr. Greaves graduated from USU with a BS degree in 1904 when USU was the Agricultural Collage of Utah. he was then a faculty member here from 1911 until 1946 where he was affiliated with the Departments of Chemistry and Bacteriology. Dr. Greaves was recognized as one of the world's leading soil bacteriologists. Recipients must be Department of Biology students demonstrating consistent high academic achievement.

Made possible by an endowment established by alumni, Weston R. Innes, in 2013. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student currently working on an undergraduate degree in Biology at Utah State University. The award is made on the basis of financial need to a junior or senior student in good standing in a Biology Program.

Established in memory of Dr. Joseph K.-K. Li. Dr. Li, Emeritus Professor, was appointed to USU in 1983. His research centered on virus morphogenesis, structure and function of viral genes and proteins, vaccine development and use of oncolytic viruses to destroy human cancer cells. Dr. Li was recognized as the USU Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year in 2007, National Mortar Board Top Professor in 1998 and was dedicated to undergraduate research throughout his years at USU. The Li Scholarship supports undergraduate research in the Department of Biology at Utah State University. Funds may cover research related expenses such as travel expenses to present research at national or international conferences, registration fees to conferences, equipment and research supplies, or travel to research sites. Awards may also be made in the form of a scholarship to allow a student to focus on their research project. Scholars should demonstrate academic achievement and research promise.

Established by Gene Miller, former Department head of the Department of Biology, and his wife, Ruth. The award is based on outstanding scholarship, research promise, and a demonstrated interest in plant biology.

Established by James Mohr to be awarded to full time students and currently working on an undergraduate degree in Biology at Utah State University. The award is based on good academic standing in the Department of Biology.

Established by Ivan G. Palmblad, Professor Emeritus, for deserving undergraduate students interested in Ecology, Evolution, or Field Biology. The Palmblad Scholarships are awarded based on scholarship and research promise. Recipients must be full-time biology majors. Preference for a number of scholarships are directed towards students interested in Ecology, Evolution, or Field Biology. Others may be awarded to students in any research area

Established by Professor Emeritus Richard Shaw and his wife, Marion, to benefit future generations of students who demonstrate high academic achievement, professional promise, and personal integrity. Awarded to students majoring in biology with an interest in plant biology.

Established to recognize the service given by John R. Simmons, former department head and faculty member in the Department of Biology. Available to junior or senior students majoring in biology and showing scholastic achievement, personal integrity, and financial need.

Established to honor the memory of Sedley and Pearl Stanford to assist undergraduate students seeking a degree in biology, preferably with the intention of a career in ornithology or entomology.

This endowment is possible through a generous donation from Dr. and Mrs. West. Jay R. West and Lorraine M. West Scholars should demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and personal integrity. To qualify for consideration, each applicant must be an undergraduate student working toward a degree of any major within the Department of Biology. Candidates shall be required to be either entering into or to be currently enrolled in his or her Junior or Senior student year. Each eligible student should possess an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater.

Bahler

Anna Gale
John Evans


Biology

Karina Hernandez
Isabella Muffaletto
Hanna Wagner


Gordon J. Christensen

Joseph Day


Christenson Memorial

Jacob Anderson
Cherish Christiansen


Drown

Hailey Judd
Michael Nay
Tyson Stone


Emmet

Jace Riley
Gunnar Wolfe


Gardner

Trevor Treux


Innes

Tyson Lumbreras

Li

Michael Gudmundson
Sydney Gardner


Miller

Landon Watts
Bodie Weedop


Mohr

Tanner Nielson
Anthony Casper


Palmblad

Mary Holland
Danielle Johnson
Olivia Ewing
Mason Cardon
Kelsey Giradelli


Shaw

Tanner Robison
Devin Wright


Simmons

Joshua Hansen


Stanford

Lindsey Parrish

Bahler

Jacob Blotter
Devin Wright
John Evans
Emily Thomas


Biology

Landon Fehlberg
Brian Langston


Gordon J. Christensen

Joshua King


Christenson Memorial

Braiden Shumway
Hannah Wagner
Zach Hopkins


Drown

Isabella Muffoletto
Taylor Redding


Gardner

Alexandre Rego


Innes

Ricki Burnett


Miller

Samuel Malan
My Nguyen


Mohr

Kelsey Tolbert
Daisha Cummins


Palmblad

Henon Gebre
Brett Wheeler
Sarah James
Makenna Johnson


Shaw

Sydney Call
Taylor Peacock


Simmons

Yeonji Jeon
Cole Chambers
Ashli Hunter


Stanford

Andrea Halling


Pepper Murray

Michael Wooley

Bahler

Michael Woolley
Alexandria Campbell
Kemyla Sacre
Bryce Hunsaker
Jacob Rounds


Biology

James Rowher
Marilize Van der Walt


Gordon J. Christensen

Sean Christensen


Christenson Memorial

Terek Behunin
Janessa Blotter
Keaton Maguire
Brian Langston


Drown

Kylie Johnson
Raddison Veater
Daniel Kidd
Jacob Timothy


Gardner

Makenna Johnson


Innes

Makda Gebre
Jason Stewart


Miller

Austin Klomp


Mohr

Jorgen Madsen


Palmblad

Austin Spence


Shaw

Hannah Wagner
Dacia Hunter


Simmons

Cameron Brock
Jordan Ballam


Stanford

Zach Valois
Seth Drury

Bahler

Dallin Wright
Jordan Ballam
Jeffrey Frandsen
Zachary Zabriskie
Scott Heiner


Biology

Brooke Hansen
Katelin Madsen


Christenson Memorial

Kylie Johnson
Dan Kidd
Steven Roberts
James Rohwer
Jason Muelleck


Drown

Spencer Hansen


Gardner

Demirie Andersen


Gordon J. Christensen

Marc Jolley


Innes

Melissa Fillmore
Justin Judd


Miller

Nicole Martineau


Mohr

Kyle Berg


Pepper Murray

Kade Bartschi


Simmons

Jacob Anderson
Melissa Oglivie
Austin Spence


Stanford

Kim Rawlins
Samantha Willden

Bahler

Bailee Binks
Bryant Loosle
Spencer Starley
Camille Woodward
Dallin Wright


Christenson Memorial

Scott Mitchell Heiner
Dan Kidd
Justin Judd
Melissa Ogilvie
Lauren Page


Drown

Taylor MacKay


Gardner

Colby Kearl


Gordon J. Christensen

Joe Livingston
Taryn Rowe


Miller

Nicole Martineau
Kevin Cope


Mohr

Jeff Frandsen


Pepper Murray

Kalie McCulloch


Shaw

Thell Lehman
Karen Schmidt
Ashlin Wilson


Simmons

Briane Brinkeroff
Gilbert Nelson
Kim Rawlins
Zach Zabriske


Stanford

Clayton Bingham

Bahler

Emily Ferry
Laura Hatch
Brandon Martin
Lauren Page
Spencer Starley


Christenson Memorial

Scott Mitchell Heiner
Bailee Binke
Trent Irwin
Josh Kamerath
Gilbert Nelson
Jason Peterson
Adam Rasmussen
Gwen West


Drown

Kyle Naylor


Gardner

Amelia Hodges


Gordon J. Christensen

Michael Masterson
Tyson Petersen


Miller

Rebecca Condie
Thiel Lehman


Shaw

Christine Dhiman
Gavin Johnson


Simmons

Briane Brinkeroff
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Stanford

Heather Jones
Colby Kearl

Bahler

Cydney Gunnell


Biology

Clair Adams


Christenson Memorial

Heather Jones
Trent Irwin


Drown

Riley Hedin


Gardner

Sarah Bastian


Gordon J. Christensen

Tyson Petersen


Miller

Nolan Carlile
Thiel Lehman


Pepper Murray

Kevin Jessop
Todd Redmon


Shaw

Hao Tang

Bahler

Nolan Carlisle


Biology

Heather Curtis


Christenson Memorial

Sherry Baker
Todd Redmon


Drown

Emily Dickey


Gardner

Ben Toney


Gordon J. Christensen

Brad Grandy
Anna Spencer


Pepper Murray

Tanner Hunsaker
Jeff Davis


Shaw

Lincoln Andreason


Simmons

Sarah Bastian

Bahler

Anna Hegsted
Michael Bales
Lincoln Andreason
Nathaly Carranza
David Pinkston


Christenson Memorial

Jihyun Won
Mikaelle Giffin
Sydney Tew
Jeffrey Davis


Drown

Shane Hohman


Gardner

Ben Toney
Garrett Bentley
Braden Parker
Chris Bowen


Gordon J. Christensen

Clayton Cook
Casey Draper
Cody Cutler


Pepper Murray

Clayton Cook
Bryce Osborne


Shaw

Tracy Upton
Sherry Baker


Simmons

Matthew Chambers


Stanford

Carly Blackburn