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 15 (Spring awards)

Mar 15 (Fall awards)

 

Sherman Oaks Garden Club Scholarship

 

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

May 1
(while funds remain)

 
Julie Gorchynski, M.D. Graduate Research Grant
 

$1,000

Graduate student conducting research with a faculty mentor in the Dept of Biology. Click on the following for Application details PDF icon. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15
Julie Gorchynski, MD, Center for Cancer & Developmental Biology Graduate Research Award

$200

Graduate Student conducting research in the field of Cancer or Developmental Biology. Must have published or presented research.  Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15
Julie Gorchynski, MD, Center for Cancer & Developmental Biology Graduating MS Student Award

$200

Graduate Student who is graduating. Outstanding Research and Teaching in Cancer / Developmental Biology. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15
 
Lori and Dr. Bob Luszczak Graduate Scholarship in Biology
 

$1,000

Graduate student in the Dept of Biology. Apply via Academic Works.March 1-15
Dr. Celina Barba-Simic Biology Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Steven Oppenheimer

$1,000

Undergraduate Student conducting research in the Biology Department. Apply via Academic WorksMarch 1-15

 

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

 

$600Academic excellence/research participation.Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15

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

$500Biology major involved in research with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must have published or presented research. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15

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

$500Biology major involved in research with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must have published or presented researchNominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15

Lieberman Family Foundation Biology Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduates

$1,000GPA of 3.5 or above. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15

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

$200Research in the field of Cancer or Develop. Biol. Must have published or presented research.  Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15

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

$200Research in the field of Cancer or Develop. Biol. Must have published or presented research.  Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15

 

Bennett-Bickford Award Honoring An Outstanding Future Science Educator

 

$1000 & CertificateAcademic excellence; intention of entering a teaching profession (mandatory). Apply via Academic Works.March 1-15

 

Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Award

 

$400 & certificateGraduate student - Academic performance & contributions to science. Nominations should be sent to the Biology Awards Committee.March 15
 
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 15

 

Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research Award

 

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

 

Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

 

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

 

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 1-15

 

Hugo & Irma Oppenheimer Student Award

(College-level award) 

$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 1-15

 

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

(College-level award)

 

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

 

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 15

 

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 15


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 15

 

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

(College-level award)

 

$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 1-15

 

Heald Outstanding Junior Award

(College-level award)

 

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

 

Heald Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

(College-level award)

 

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

 

Outstanding Junior Award

(College-level award)

 

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

 

Excellence in Science Scholarship

(College-level award)

 

 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. Apply via Academic Works.
March 1-15

 

The Prakriti Suri Memorial Award

 

$5000

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

March 1-15

 

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 15

 

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 15

 

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 1-15

 

University Scholarship Awards

 

VariousCSUN Financial Aid WebsiteVarious