Biology

Scholarships and Awards

For more information, please contact the Biology Department advisors

NameAwardRequirementApplication Deadline

 

Richard Duenckel Garden Club Scholarship

 

$1,000+Studying related subjects; expected to be a continuing student. Application FormMicrosoft Office document iconOct 15th (Spring awards)

Mar 15th (Fall awards)

 

Sherman Oaks Garden Club Scholarship

 

$1,000Studying related subjects; expected to be a continuing studentMar 15th
 
COAST - Undergraduate research grant
(CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology)
 
up to $750Call for applications PDF icon      Application form File

 May 1st
(while funds remain)

 
 

$1,000

Graduate student conducting research with a faculty mentor in the Dept of Biology. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15th
 
 

$1,000

Graduate student in the Dept of Biology. Apply via Academic Works.March 1st-15th

 

Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Biology Major Award (Biology Prize)

 

$200 - $400 & certificateAcademic excellence/research participation.Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15th

 

Bennett-Bickford Award Honoring An Outstanding Future Science Educator

 

$200 & CertificateAcademic excellence; intention of entering a teaching profession (mandatory). Apply via Academic Works.March 1st-15th

 

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

 

$100.00 - $400.00 & certificateGraduate student - Academic performance & contributions to science. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15th
 
Hugo & Irma Oppenheimer Award
(Graduate or Undergraduate Level)
 
$200.00, certificate, & name on perpetual plaque in Dean's officeExcellence in research & teaching promise. Both graduates & undergraduates are eligible for this award. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15th

 

Outstanding Graduate Research Award

 

$100-$400 & certificateGraduate student - Academic performance and exceptional biological research. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15th

 

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

 

$100-$400 & certificateGraduate student - Academic performance and an aptitude for teaching in biology. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15th

 

Newhall Land & Farming Company Southern California Ecology Grant

 

$1000

Graduate students whose research focuses on the ecology of terrestrial organisms, populations, or communities from southern California (click here for more information). NB: applications should be submitted between Mar 1-15 via Academic Works.

March 1st-15th

 

Hugo & Irma Oppenheimer Student Award (College level)

 

$200, certificate, & name on plaque 

Minimum GPA: None
Student should demonstrate excellence in research such as publication in peer-reviewed journals. Should also show interest in and potential for excellence in teaching at the university, college, or K-12 levels. College-level award. Apply via Academic Works.

March 1st-15th

 

Outstanding Biology Graduate Student, in memory of former Biology Professor & Dean Donald E. Bianchi

 

$250Graduate student - Minimum GPA: 3.5
Academic accomplishments, such as research, honors, awards. Financial need/upon Financial Aid office approval. College-level award.  Apply via Academic Works.
March 1st-15th

 

Navasha Singh Memorial Travel Scholarship

 

$1000

To provide travel funds for a Biology student (undergraduate or graduate - click here for more information).  Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.

March 15th

 

Bob and Doris Tracy Memorial Scholarships

 

$1000

First generation students (undergraduate/graduate) studying mechanistic history of terrestrial vertebrates, or freshwater/marine environments (click the following link for more information). Nominations should be sent to the Ecology and Evolution Awards Committee.

March 15th


Outstanding Student-Faculty Research Collaboration Award in Biology
 

$15,000

Provides $15,000/per year to one tenured faculty member and one Biology undergraduate student to collaborate on a scientific research project. 

Information on Outstanding Student-Faculty Award  PDF icon

March 15th

 

Outstanding Biology Undergraduate Student Research Award Presented in Memory of Former Biology Professor & Dean Donald E. Bianchi

 

$250Minimum GPA: 3.2
Academic accomplishments, such as research, honors, awards. Financial need/upon Financial Aid office approval. College-level award. Apply via Academic Works.
March 1st-15th

 

Heald Outstanding Junior Award

 

$500Minimum GPA: 3.5
Academic accomplishments, such as research, honors, awards. Financial need/upon Financial Aid office approval. College-level award. Apply via Academic Works.
March 1st-15th

 

Heald Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

 

$500Minimum GPA: 3.5
Academic accomplishments, such as research, honors, awards. Financial need/upon Financial Aid office approval. College-level award. Apply via Academic Works.
March 1st-15th

 

Outstanding Junior Award

 

Plaque & $200 Matador Bookstore gift certificateMinimum GPA: 3.5
Academic accomplishments, such as research, honors, awards. Financial need/upon Financial Aid office approval. College-level award.  Apply via Academic Works.
March 1st-15th

 

Excellence in Science Scholarship

 

 Minimum GPA: 3.5
Compiled at least 60 but not more than 105 units; at least 30 at CSUN. Student must show scholarly achievements and extracurricular contributions. College-level award.  Apply via Academic Works.
March 1st-15th

 

The Prakriti Suri Memorial Award

 

$2000

Minumum GPA: 3.3, senior level standing
The nominee must be pursuing a career as a physician.
Apply via Academic Works.

March 1st-15th

 

The Leslie Family Scholarship in Biology

 

 $1500

Minumum GPA: 3.0
This scholarship is intended to provide recognition and encouragement for a Biology major candidate at any level. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.

Information and Application Microsoft Office document icon

March 15th

 

Southern California Garden Club Scholarship

 

$1000Minimum GPA: 3.0
Students pursuing the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscaping, environmental sciences, etc.

Application FormApplications should be sent to the Greenhouse Committee.
March 15th

 

Robert Nolan Scholarship Endowment

 

$1000Graduate or undergraduate student demonstrating strong academic performance and plans to go on to dental or medical school. College-level award. Apply via Academic Works.March 1st-15th

 

University Scholarship Awards

 

VariousCSUN Financial Aid WebsiteVarious