Scholarship Opportunities

Biology Scholarships

We consider scholarship awards a valuable and necessary service to provide for our students. The deadline for applying for EWU and Biology Department scholarships is February 1, 2020. To be considered, you will be asked to complete the Online Scholarship Application.


What to expect when you apply:

  1. Respond to four additional biology-related, yes/no questions.
  2. In no more than 600 words, respond to the short essay prompt: “Describe your experience with scientific research, teaching, laboratory experience, clubs/organizations and your career goals in the field.” Details for the individual scholarships are included below and maybe a helpful reference for composing the essay.
  3. Provide two letters of recommendation. The application will prompt you for the name and email address of up to three recommenders; a minimum of two are required for biology scholarship consideration. Be sure to contact your reference in advance and ask them to write a letter of support for your scholarship application. Once you submit your scholarship application, they will be sent an email prompt to submit your recommendation letter. References should be individuals who can speak to your academic and/or professional merit (faculty preferred). Ensure you give your recommenders ample time to complete this requirement before the due date.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Qualifications

  • Declared biology major during academic year of award with demonstrated financial need

Additional scholarship specific prompts to address in an essay:

  • Special Accomplishments Awards, Activities
  • Financial Need

All biology scholarships require two letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies

Qualifications

  •  Current EWU undergraduate who has completed at least one year of college and will be enrolled at EWU the following school year

Additional scholarship specific prompts to address in an essay:

  • Special Accomplishments Awards, Activities
  • Financial Need

All biology scholarships require two letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies ($1,000-$2,800)

Qualifications

  • Junior or senior Environmental Studies major during the academic year of the award (or strong career orientation toward environment/conservation)
  • Selection based on a combination of scholarship, merit, and financial need

Additional scholarship specific prompts to address in an essay:

  • Your qualifications for this scholarship
  • Note: The recipient may also be required to volunteer five hours per quarter at the EWU Recycling Center during the year of the award

All biology scholarships require two letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies up to $2,800

Qualifications

  • Full-time EWU Biotechnology major or related area during the academic year of the award
  • Selection based on academic accomplishment, financial need, and laboratory research experience

Additional scholarship specific prompts to address in an essay:

  • Your qualifications for this scholarship

All biology scholarships require two letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies up to $3,000

Qualifications

  • Junior or Senior pursuing the Medical Laboratory Science career track during the academic year of the award.
  • GPA > 3.3

Additional scholarship specific prompts to address in an essay:

  • None

All biology scholarships require two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $2,500

Qualifications

  • Junior or Senior standing during the academic year of the award
  • GPA > 3.5
  • Biology or Environmental Science major with an emphasis on wildlife
  • Must be a hunter

Additional scholarship specific prompts to address in an essay:

  • Hunting experience
  • Your qualifications for this scholarship
  • Note: The awardee is expected to attend the annual banquet

All biology scholarships require two letters of recommendation.

The application for this scholarship is independent of the Biology Department Application. The due date is March 13th, 2020.

Amount: $4,500 stipend for summer work.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate majoring in Biology or Environmental Science with Biology emphasis.

Requirements

The application for this scholarship is independent of the Biology Department Application. The due date is March 6th, 2020.

IEFF Club Information: The Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club was organized in 1956. Members come from all walks of life with one purpose in mind—to assure the citizens of Eastern Washington and North Idaho that there will always be fishable waters for them to enjoy. The Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club stands ever ready to assist our partners in those projects necessary to keep our fisheries viable, while also assisting to provide access and training to individuals, young and old, who are interested in participating in the sport of fly fishing.

IEFF Mission: The stated mission of the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club (IEFFC) is to assure the citizens of Eastern Washington and North Idaho that there will always be fishable waters for them to enjoy.

Amount: $1,000

Qualifications: 

  • Biology or Environmental Science majors with junior or senior standing.
  • Preference will be given to biology majors studying or considering a career in fisheries.
  • Demonstrated financial need may be considered.
  •  GPA > 3.0

Requirements

  • This scholarship requires an additional essay where you discuss your past and current activities that are related to the mission of the IEFFC and one challenge that the club may face (either currently or in the future) as it strives to achieve its stated mission and describe how you might contribute to the IEFFC and other similar entities in assuring the continued availability of fishable waters.

All biology scholarships require two letters of recommendation.

Graduate Scholarships

Amount: Varies up to $8,100

Qualifications

  • Biology graduate student who has been admitted to Graduate Program or has been recommended for admittance to Graduate Program
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA

Requirements

  • By Feb. 20, apply to the EWU Graduate Program in Biology and check the graduate fellowship box on the application. Students receiving graduate fellowships are expected to work 20 hours per week while carrying at least 10 credits. Teaching is often required, but research or other activities may be substituted at the department’s discretion.

Amount: Varies up to $750 per quarter

Qualifications

  • EWU graduate student conducting thesis research

Requirements

  • By the second Friday of fall, winter, and spring quarters (or other identified deadline), submit to the Biology Indirect Cost Committee Chair (SCI 258) a proposal identifying specific objectives, significance, procedures/rationale, budget justification, other financial support, and literature cited.
  • The proposal should be no more than 3 double-spaced pages (not including the list of citations) and must be signed by a faculty advisor.
  • View the Proposal Guidelines for specific criteria to include in your proposal.

Amount: Varies up to $3,000

Qualifications

  • EWU Biology graduate conducting biotechnology-related research
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Selection based on financial need and research experience

Requirements

  • Submit a letter describing your qualifications for this scholarship.
  • Include two letters of recommendation from persons addressing your merit for the scholarship (be sure contact information is included).

Amount: Varies up to $2,000

Qualifications

  • Student admitted to Biology Graduate Program who will attend classes full-time during the award year
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Award is presented to biotechnology-related students in even academic years and general biology in odd academic years

Requirements

  • Submit an essay addressing:
    • Lab, field, or biology-related research/experience
    • Professional goals
    • Thesis project description
    • How the scholarship will assist in thesis research/achieving goals
    • Outline progress toward graduation
    • Any other pertinent information.
  • Include two letters of recommendation from persons addressing merit (be sure contact information is included).

Amount: Varies up to $3,000

Qualifications

  • Student admitted to Biology Graduate Program who will attend classes full-time during the award year
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Award is presented to biotechnology-related students in odd academic years and general biology in even academic years

Requirements

  • Submit an essay addressing:
    • Lab, field, or biology-related research/experience
    • Professional goals
    • Thesis project description
    • How the scholarship will assist in thesis research/achieving goals
    • Outline progress toward graduation
    • Any other pertinent information.
  • Include two letters of recommendation from persons addressing merit (be sure contact information is included).