Biology Department Funding

Departmental Scholarships

  • Submit only one application to apply for any and all of the departmental scholarships.
  • Applications should be submitted to Cheryl Martin as a hard copy (Biology Main Office, 167 Castetter Hall).
  • Deadline: noon, check application for exact day, generally mid March.

List of Scholarships Available

  • THE MELINDA BEALMER SCHOLARSHIP: This award is to support a graduate student to present research at a conference.
  • THE CLIFFORD CRAWFORD SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is to support a graduate student in conducting research on the Rio Grande Bosque (or some area of water/watershed related biology).
  • ALVIN R. AND CAROLINE G. GROVE DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP: This $9,500 award provides a Ph.D. student with one semester release time from a Teaching or Research Assistantship so that he/she can concentrate on scholarly pursuits, such as research and/or writing. Applicants must have been advanced to candidacy prior to the date for submission of application. Student should be embarked on a well-defined research program. Criteria used in judging applications include scholarship, academic promise, and quality of ongoing or completed research.
  • ALVIN R. AND CAROLINE G. GROVE SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS: This $3500 award provides graduate students with financial support to pursue their research during the summer. Support is based on the quality of the proposal, the activities of the ongoing research and need of the applicant.
  • ALVIN R. AND CAROLINE G. GROVE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS: This award provides graduate students with resources to initiate or continue research projects, and/or to attend conferences to present their research. Awards may range from $500-$2000.
  • THE LYNN A. HERTEL GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD: The goal of this $2000 award is to support the research program of a current Biology Department graduate student, thus assisting the student to complete their thesis or dissertation research. This award can be used to purchase research supplies or equipment and to support travel to field sites or to scientific meetings, all activities expected to be part of the student’s graduate research program. The funds can not be used for salary to support the scholarship recipient.
  • THE HARRY WAYNE SPRINGFIELD SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is to support a graduate student in pursuit of research in botany with a focus on plant ecology.
  • THE DHARM VIREO PELLEGRINI RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is to support an undergraduate or a graduate student in pursuit of ornithology field research for the benefit of the Museum of southwestern Biology.
  • THE JOSEPH GAULIN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is to support an undergraduate or a graduate student in pursuit of research in mammalogy.