Biology

Scholarships and Awards

For more information on all the Department of Biology Scholarships and Awards and to apply, please visit AcademicWorks. You may also try to contact the Biology Department advisors with questions about the awards.

For awards offered by the College of Science and Mathematics, please visit the CSM website.

 

Awards for Graduate or Undergraduate students

NameEligibility

Richard Duenckel Garden Club Scholarship

Enrolled in horticulture-related subjects; recipient is expected to attend a Garden Club meeting to discuss studies.

Sherman Oaks Garden Club Scholarship

Biology major with a concentration in Ecology and/or evolutionary biology and a min. GPA of 3.0

West Valley Garden Club Scholarship

Biology major with a concentration in plant biology, ecology, environmental and/or evolutionary biology. Should demonstrate financial need and academic promise.

Hugo & Irma Oppenheimer Biology Department Award

Excellence in research & teaching promise.
Scholarship in Ecology, Behavior and Natural History honoring Jim Dole and Betty Rose

Students earnestly pursuing a career in biology, conducting research on the ecology, behavior and/or natural history of terrestrial organisms.



Awards for Undergraduate students

NameEligibility

Dr. Celina Barba-Simic Biology Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Steven Oppenheimer

Undergraduate Student conducting research in the Biology Department. Minority / 1st generation student involved campus activities or community service preferred.

Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Major Award- Areas of ecology, evolution, ethology or systematics

Academic excellence/outstanding achievement

Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Major Award - Areas of cellular, molecular, physiological or developmental biology

Academic excellence/outstanding achievement

Alumni Prize for Undergraduate Research in Biology - Areas of ecology, evolution, ethology or systematics

Biology major involved in research with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must have published or presented research.

Alumni Prize for Undergraduate Research in Biology - Areas of cellular, molecular, physiological or developmental biology

Biology major involved in research with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must have published or presented research.

Lieberman Family Foundation Biology Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduates

GPA of 3.5 or above.

Julie Gorchynski, MD, Center for Cancer & Developmental Biology Undergraduate Research Award

Research in the field of Cancer or Develop. Biol. Must have published or presented research.

Julie Gorchynski, MD, Center for Cancer & Developmental Biology Graduating Senior Award

Graduating Senior with research and teaching promise. Research in the field of Cancer or Develop. Biol. Must have published or presented research.

Bennett-Bickford Biology Scholarship

Academic excellence with a min. GPA of 3.0; intention of entering a teaching profession (mandatory).

Bob and Doris Tracy Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

1st generation undergraduate with an interest in continuing education beyond BA/BS in the areas of ecology, physiology and evolution of vertebrate animals

Ian and Kathy Leslie Scholarship in Biology

Returning student with significant adult responsibilities in addition to schooling. Must have the maturity, determination and personality to have a successful career in the life sciences. Minimum GPA: 3.0

 The Prakriti Suri Memorial Award

Minumum GPA: 3.3, senior level standing
The nominee must be pursuing a career as a physician

Outstanding Student-Faculty Research Collaboration Award

Provides research funds to one tenured faculty member (with less than 30K in extramural research support) and one Biology undergraduate student (with at least two semesters remaining to graduate) to collaborate on a scientific research project

 

Awards for Graduate students

NameEligibility

Richard Duenckel Garden Club Scholarship

Graduate student conducting research with a faculty mentor in the Dept of Biology. Award is for the purchase of research supplies.

Julie Gorchynski, MD, Center for Cancer & Developmental Biology Graduate Research Award

Graduate Student conducting research in the field of Cancer or Developmental Biology. Must have published or presented research.

Julie Gorchynski, MD, Center for Cancer & Developmental Biology Graduating MS Student Award

Graduate Student who is graduating. Outstanding Research and Teaching in Cancer / Developmental Biology. Must have published or presented research.

Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research Award

Outstanding academic performance and exceptional biological research

Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Outstanding academic performance and an aptitude for teaching in biology

Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Outstanding academic performance & contributions to science

Bob and Doris Tracy Memorial Graduate Fellowship

First generation graduate student pursuing a career in mechanistic natural history of vertebrate animals.

Newhall Land & Farming Company Southern California Ecology Grant

Graduate student whose research focuses on the ecology of terrestrial organisms, populations, or communities from southern California. Grant to support fieldwork, purchase of small equipment and supplies

Lori and Dr. Bob Luszczak Graduate Scholarship in Biology

Graduate student working toward a career in Biology