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Department of Biology






Scholarships


Scholarships may be applied for during the spring semester each year and are awarded for the following year.  Applications may be submitted beginning March 1st and should be received by March 15th. 

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 For More information on applying for the scholarships detailed below contact:

Kyle Summers 

Chair, Biology Scholarship Committee Department of Biology
East Carolina University

Undergraduate Scholarships

Charles Bland Scholarship

Eligibility:

    The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) who have been accepted for admission or who are enrolled full time in the Department of Biology. Other criteria in order of priority are:

1. Academic merit: at least a 3.0 GPA at ECU

2. Demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in biology.

 

Detlev M. Bunger Scholarship

Eligibility:

    The scholarship will be awarded to junior or senior undergraduate biology majors who are enrolled full time in the Department of Biology. Other criteria in order of priority are:

1. Academic merit: at least a 3.0 GPA at ECU

2. Demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in aquatic science or environmental biology.

Mary Caughey Helms Scholarship

Eligibility:

    Graduating senior biology major with the most outstanding record in scholarship and contribution to the department, the university and the community.

Outstanding Senior Scholarship

Eligibility:

    The outstanding Biology senior is selected each spring semester by the departmental scholarship committee. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and extracurricular activities. Students to be considered should graduate between first session summer school and spring semester. Nominations normally close in early March.

University Book Exchange Scholarship

Eligibility:

    This award is made in recognition of academic merit.  Recipients must have an overall GPA of 3.0.  Additional selection criteria include: (1) contributions to the department and /or university, and ;  (2) potential to contribute to the field(s) of biology.


Graduate Scholarships

Martha N. Jones Scholarship

Eligibility: 

The fellowship will be awarded to graduate students who have been accepted for admission or who are enrolled full time in the Department of Biology, East Carolina University. Recipients are selected on the basis of:

1. Academic merit

2. Interest in and commitment to the pursuit of a career in ecology

This award shall be for one academic year (two semesters) and can be renewed one time upon maintenance of the requirements and criteria set out above.

James S. McDaniel Scholarship

Eligibility: 

Recipients are selected on the basis of:

1. Excellence in research, ideally for work that has been recognized outside the department, by presentation at scientific meetings, or by publication in recognized professional journals.

2. Superior academic record

3. Receipt by the selection committee of two letters of support from persons other than those who serve on the Scholarship Committee.

4. Excellence in teaching may be considered, particularly when nominees appear to be equally qualified in other respects.

5. Service to the university and to the scientific community may be a consideration, particularly when there is more than one deserving nominee.

NOTE: candidates for this scholarship will be nominated by faculty. Nominated graduate students will be invited to complete an application for consideration by the Scholarship Committee.

Special Topics Scholarships

Edward P. Ryan Scholarship in Marine Biology

Eligibility: 

Recipients are selected on the basis of:

1. Academic merit

2. Interest in and commitment to the pursuit of a career in marine biology

Evelyn and Joseph Boyette Graduate Fellowship

Eligibility: 

Recipients are selected on the basis of:

1.  Offered alternate years with Department of History

2.  Full time student in the Department of Biology Graduate Program

3.  Academic merit

4.  Commitment to graduate study and a career in Biology

 

Bio Living-Learning and BioExcellence Scholarships

For program information and application see Bio Living-Learning and BioExcellence