Scholarship Opportunities

The Biology Department offers a number of scholarships for students of all ranks.  Qualifications for each scholarship are given below.  Announcements are sent by the university to announce application period for these and other WSU scholarships for which you qualify.  All scholarships require full-time enrollment at WSU.  More information on each scholarship can be found by clicking on the scholarship name.

 

Steve & Linda Berg Scholarship

Preference for the award is a student who is entering their sophomore and has an interest in pursuing advanced studies in the broad areas associated with biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, medicine or genetics.  Qualifications include: declared major in Biology and a minimum GPA of 3.75.  Amount of the award = $700; number of annual awards = 1. Learn more about Steve & Linda Berg.

Lucas Calvert Memorial Scholarship

This award goes to outstanding members of the Biology Club or Tri-Beta Biological Honors society.  Minimum GPA of 3.75 is required.  A one-page essay is also required.  Eligibility for this award is classification as a junior or senior in the next academic year. Amount of the award = $700; number of annual awards = 1. Learn more about Lucas Calvert.

Joe & Gladys Emanuel Scholarship

The Joseph P. & Gladys M. Emanuel Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who are majors in Biology while attending WSU.  Eligibility for this award is classification as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  Criteria for evaluation, in order of importance, are: ability to succeed in biology; minimum GPA of 3.0; and financial need.  Amount of the award = $1,000; number of annual awards = 2. Learn more about Joe & Gladys Emanuel.

David Essar Scholarship

The David Essar Scholarship is created to encourage and support students majoring in Biology at WSU with an emphasis in the Pre-dentistry program.  Eligibility for this award is classification as a sophomore, junior, or senior. Students are eligible if they plan to go into the field of dentistry and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.  A 1 – 2 page essay is also submitted as part of the application.  Amount of the award = $450; number of annual awards = 1.

Cal Fremling Biology Scholarship

The Cal Fremling Biology Scholarship is created to encourage and support students in pursuit of their education at WSU. Students must be majoring in Biology with either an Ecology option or Environmental Science option and an interest in limnology.  Eligibility for this award is classification as a junior or senior in the next academic year.  Criteria for evaluation, by order of importance are: a minimum GPA of 3.0; and financial need.  Amount of the award = $2,000; number of annual awards = 3. Learn more about Cal Fremling.

Dr. Robert Gray Biology/Ecology Scholarship

The Dr. Robert Gray Biology/Ecology Scholarship is created to encourage and support student athletes studying ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or ecological sciences in the Department of Biology.  Qualifying students must be active in college athletics and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Amount of award = $2,500; number of annual awards = 1.

William E. Green Masonic Scholarship

The William E. Green Scholarship Fund will assist aspiring biologists to make the environment a better place for future generations.  Eligible students are Biology majors pursuing ecology/environmental science with a classification as a junior or senior in the next academic year.  Criteria used for evaluation include a minimum GPA of 2.75 and ability/promise in biology.  Applicants will submit an essay describing why they selected ecology/environmental science and include their career and personal goals.  Amount of award = $2,000; number of awards = 1. Learn more about William Green.

James Opsahl Scholarship

The James Opsahl Scholarship is created for students majoring in the WSU's Biology program with preference given to students exhibiting interest in zoology or animal ecology.  Eligibility for this award is classification as a junior or senior in the next academic year.  Criteria for qualification, in order of importance, are: 1) ability and promise in the field of biology; 2) academic record (3.0 GPA minimum); and 3) financial need.  Amount of award = $1,000; number of annual awards = 1. Learn more about James Opsahl.

Thomas Pietsch Scholarship

The Thomas Pietsch Scholarship is created for students majoring in Biology at WSU.  Eligibility for this award is classification as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  Criteria for qualification, each of equal importance, are: minimum GPA of 3.0; and completion of an essay.  Amount of award = $1,500; number of annual awards = 3.

Bryan & Evan Sage Scholarship

The Bryan & Evan Sage Scholarship is created for students who have declared a Pre-Med or Geoscience major at WSU.  Criteria for evaluation, with equal importance, are: minimum GPA of 3.5; and completed essay.  Amount of the award = $1,000; number of annual awards = 1.

Thomas Wayne Schultz Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas Wayne Schultz Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students in the Department of Biology-Ecology option or Environmental Science option who is conducting research through the Large River Studies Center. Eligibility for this award is classification as a junior or senior in the next academic year.  Criteria for qualification, in order of importance, are: minimum GPA of 3.0; ability and promise in the field of biology (environmental science related field); essay; and 4) financial need.  Amount of award = $2,000; number of annual awards = 1.