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Biology Undergraduate Scholarships and Fellowships

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The EWU Biology Department considers undergraduate scholarship awards a valuable and necessary service provided for our students. For full-time Biology majors, we are proud to award several department scholarships.   

  • When applying for any scholarships through Eastern Washington University, you must complete an On-Line Scholarship application through EagleNET. For more information on this process and University Scholarships please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship website.  
  • The deadline for applying for EWU/Biology Department scholarships for 2016-17 is February 15, 2016.  Online application will be available on November 1, 2015.  
  • To be considered for Department Awards you must complete the Online Scholarship Application through EagleNET as well as supply Biology Department required information and materials.  

The following scholarships should be available for undergraduate awards in 2016-2017:

  • S-STEM Scholarship
  • Dr. Kyoko Awamura
  • Biology Memorial
  • Cheney Environmental Association
  • Pathology Associates Medical Technology
  • Safari Club
  • Swartz Biotechnology Undergraduate
  • Swartz Medical Terminology
  • TLES Research Scholars

Congratulations 2015-2016 Award Recipients!

2015-16 scholarships awarded as of May 2015 

Department of Biology Scholarships Descriptions and Application Instructions

To be considered for one of the following department scholarships, complete the online application on EagleNET (under Financial Aid tab). (See EWU Scholarships for more information on the process.) Additionally, complete the following requirements for each scholarship you would like to be considered for and turn in to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, 102 Sutton Hall, by the identified deadline - they will match up with your online application. 

Be sure ALL requested information and recommendations as identified below are completed for EACH biology scholarship.* For further information, contact:

  • Biology Department Scholarship Information in SCI 258, 509-359-7499; or

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, SUT 102, 509-359-2314 (FAX: 509-359-4330)






S-STEM Scholarship   $7,000/year for two years Biology (not pre-health), Biochemistry and Environmental Science majors.   See Dr. Joyner-Matos' web-page for details and application
Dr. Kyoko Awamura Endowed Scholarship Varies Declared biology major during academic year of award with demonstrated financial need.  

Submit an essay that addresses involvement with:

  • Biology Department (research, TA, clubs, etc.)
  • University (clubs, activities) Community (volunteering, applicable groups) Special Accomplishments Awards, Activities
  • Financial Need  
Include two letters of recommendation from persons addressing your scholarship merit (be sure contact information is included).  

Biology Memorial Scholarship Varies Current EWU undergraduate who has completed at least one year of college and will be enrolled at EWU the following school year.

Submit an essay that addresses involvement with:

  • Biology Department (research, TA, clubs, etc.)
  • University (clubs, activities)
  • Community (volunteering, applicable groups)
  • Special Accomplishments, Awards, Activities.  

Include letters of recommendation from two EWU Biology faculty members addressing your scholarship merit.

Cheney Environmental Association Scholarship (formerly Cheney Recycling Center) Varies $1,000-$2,800 Junior or senior Environmental Studies major during the academic year of award (or strong career orientation toward environment / conservation).   Selection based on combination of scholarship, merit, and financial need.

Submit a letter stating:

  • Professional goals,
  • Why you feel qualified for this scholarship
  • Any other relevant information (department, university, and community activities).  

Recipient may be required to volunteer 5 hours per quarter at the EWU Recycling Center during the year of award.

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) Medical Technology Scholarship Varies up to $3,700 Junior or Senior Medical Technology, Biology, or Chemistry major during the academic year of award.   Minimum 2.7 GPA.   Preference given to applicants who are laboratory focused.   Selection based on combination of scholarship and merit with some consideration given for financial need.

Submit an essay describing qualifications including:

  • Involvement in laboratory biology
  • College experiences
  • Scholarship need
  • Professional goals and aspirations.  

Include two letters of recommendation from persons addressing your merit for scholarship (be sure contact information is included).

J. Herman and Jean Swartz Biotechnology Undergraduate Scholarship Varies up to $2,800 Full time EWU Biotechnology major or related area during academic year of award.   Selection based on academic accomplishment, financial need, and laboratory research experience.

Submit a letter describing your qualifications for this scholarship.  

Include two letters of recommendation from persons addressing your merit for scholarship (be sure contact information is included).

J. Herman and Jean Swartz Medical Technology Scholarship Varies up to $3,000 Junior or Senior Medical Technology major during the academic year of award.   Minimum 3.3 GPA.

Submit an essay:

  • Identifying the field of biology that most interests you and why
  • Highlighting your involvement in laboratory biology
  • Outlining any special accomplishments/activities you would like considered

Include two letters of recommendation from persons addressing your merit for scholarship; one letter must be from a faculty member from the EWU Department of Biology (be sure contact information is included).

Safari Club $2,500 Junior or Senior standing during the academic year of the award.   Minimum 3.5 GPA.   Biology or Environmental Science major with emphasis on wildlife.   Must be a hunter.

Submit an essay stating:

Professional plans and aspirations

  • Accomplishments
  • Hunting experience
  • Why you feel qualified for this scholarship
  • Any other pertinent information

Include one professional letter of reference (be sure contact information is included).  

Awardee is expected to attend annual banquet.

In addition to completing the online EWU Scholarship Application and its stated requirements, to be considered for a specific Biology Department scholarship, follow the requirements exactly as outlined. Be sure essays identify the scholarship/s you are applying for. If applying for multiple scholarships, the same letters of recommendation may be used for the different scholarships as long as they meet the identified requirements.


Department Fellowship- Deadline is May 18th

Turnbull Laboratory for Ecological Studies (TLES) Research Scholars $3,000 stipend for summer work plus $500 in research support and $500 for travel to present research.   Undergraduate majoring in Biology or Environmental Science with Biology emphasis.  

By May 18th at 4 pm.

Please see the TLES Research Scholar flyer for addition information regarding eligibility and application information.  

Please turn in materials to the box of Dr. Krisztian Magori, Dr. Camille McNeely, or Dr. Suzanne Schwab in SCI 258. 

Additional department scholarships may be available. Check back periodically to see whether there are new opportunities.

EWU Scholarships

Students applying for the EWU Biology Department scholarships outlined above will also be considered for any Eastern Washington University scholarships for which they qualify. These may include the Associated Industries Bright Promise Scholarship, Powell/Schoffen Scholarship and Wittenbach Trust for health-related majors (undergraduate). Contact the EWU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for information on these and other scholarships related to science and health.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Eastern Washington University
102 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2447
Phone: (509) 359-2314 ~ or if outside Cheney/Spokane area (800) 280-1256
FAX: (509) 359-4330
Web Site:

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