Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

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Genetics Undergrad Recognition
Genetics Undergraduate Students 2013
Recognition for Honors and Awards

GDCB awards scholarships to recognize the achievements of students in each of the three undergraduate programs it administers.  Please check each program website for more information.

To see a list of awardees recognized at the annual GDCB Luncheon, go to the GDCB Scholarships and Awards web page.

Scholarship Programs for Biology Students

Sophomore Success Scholarship.  Intended as a reward for academically successful and involved 2nd Year Iowa State Biology majors.

Irving W. and Natalie A. Knobloch Scholarship.  Annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in the Biology Program with a demonstrated interest in botany.

Mary Kate Phillips Scholarship in Plant Sciences.  Annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in in a major administered by the EEOB department (Biology, Genetics, and Environmental Science majors) with a demonstrated interest in plant sciences.

Scholarship Programs for Genetics Students

Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund for the Promotion of Study and Research in Genetics Scholarship.  To reward academic achievement.  Administered by GDCB department.

Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund Internship in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology.  Summer internships to provide opportunities for fulltime hands-on research experiences for ISU undergraduate students working in genetics research.  Administered by GDCB department.

Mary Kate Phillips Scholarship in Plant Sciences.  Annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in in a major administered by the EEOB department (Biology, Genetics, and Environmental Science majors) with a demonstrated interest in plant sciences.

Scholarship Program for BCBio, Biology, and Genetics Majors.

Darlene and Melvin Larsen Scholarship. To reward academic achievement. Administered by GDCB.

Diane Marie Heimbuch Scholarship.  To reward academic achievement.  Administered by GDCB.

Scholarship Opportunities Inside and Outside Iowa State University

Hixson Opportunity Awards

This scholarship is available to entering freshmen who wish to study any major offered at Iowa State University. Students must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship.

Roy J. Carver Trust Scholarship

Scholarships are available to full-time (12 hours or more) students who will be starting their junior year in the fall semester of the award year. The program centers on providing substantial scholarships to students who struggle to overcome significant social and economic obstacles in the pursuit of their education or who may be living in circumstances that may not normally be taken into account by other financial aid programs.

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarships

ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarships

ISU Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Scholarship Search

ISU Division of Student Affairs – includes funds for travel to conferences

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program

The Department of Defense’s National Defense Education Program SMART Scholarship Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics.

Grants Net is a one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences. This service is completely free.Scholarship Help provides a general discussion of scholarships and the application process.

Summer Internship Programs

George Washington Carver Summer Internship Program

Biological Materials and Processes, BioMaP

Interdisciplinary Research and Education-Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT)

Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy

The Microscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging (MoSAIc)

Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC)

BioGeosciences Research Experiences

Ames Laboratory : Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program

A listing of all NSF REU Sites in the Biological Sciences