Adams Scholarships

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Types of Scholarships

1. Graduate Students

  1. Scholarships of $5,000 per year for up to three years will be awarded on a competitive basis to help recruit new graduate students into the Biology program. The scholarship will be added to a regular ten-month Graduate Teaching or Graduate Research Assistantship, with the scholarship payments being made either at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters ($2,500 each) or at the beginning of the summer following the first year of graduate work. After three years of satisfactory progress, recipients will be eligible to reapply for scholarship support in competition with other continuing graduate students, as outlined in section 1.b.
  2. Scholarships of up to $5,000 per year will be awarded on a competitive basis to current graduate students in Biology. Scholarships will be awarded for a one-year period with no limit to the number of times a student making satisfactory progress can reapply.
  3. Summer Research Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to allow graduate students to pursue academic opportunities and research during June and July.

2. Undergraduate Students

  1. Scholarships of $1,000 to $3,000 per year for up to three years will be awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduate students majoring in Biology. Applications will be solicited from Biology majors who are in their second-semester freshman through second-semester junior years, with scholarships therefore payable for the sophomore through senior years, as appropriate. Payments will be divided into equal halves to be paid during the fall and spring semesters of the applicable academic years. The amount and length of the scholarship support will be influenced by the successful applicant’s academic classification, financial need, and other assessment criteria.
  2. Summer Research Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to allow undergraduate students to participate in research under the mentorship of a Biology faculty member during the summer. The minimum period of research participation would be the scheduled summer academic session.

Criteria for Selection

1. Graduate Student Scholarships

  1. The Graduate Student Scholarship Subcommittee will be chaired by the Chair of Biology and include the Director of Graduate Studies, the Chair of the Graduate Selections Committee, at least one elected member of Committee A, and two members elected by the faculty. All Subcommittee members have the right to evaluate and vote on all candidates. The Subcommittee, with advice from the OU Foundation when appropriate, will determine the number of recruitment, academic year, and summer scholarships to be awarded.
  2. The application for new graduate students will be the Biology Department graduate application and accompanying GRE scores, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and, where appropriate, statements of support from prospective major professors.
  3. Applications from current graduate students for academic year or summer scholarships will include a written research plan and summary of progress toward the degree, current curriculum vitae, and signature approval of the research plan by the student's major professor (see the application form for more details). Once the call for applications is announced (in the spring), application forms will be available below.

2. Undergraduate Scholarships

  1. Applicants must be officially declared Biology majors, with a minimum 3.5 GPA and at least one semester of coursework completed at the University of Oklahoma.
  2. Applications for an academic year scholarship will include a statement of goals and academic plans with one letter of recommendation. Application forms are available in the Biology Advising Office.
  3. Applications for a Summer Research scholarship must also include a written research plan and a letter of support from a faculty mentor who agrees to supervise the research. Summer enrollment in Honors Research or Independent Study will be required.
  4. The Undergraduate Student Scholarship Subcommittee will be chaired by the Chair of Biology and include the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Assessment Liaison, the Honors Coordinator, the Biology Academic Counselor, at least one elected member of Committee A, and two members elected by the faculty. All Subcommittee members have the right to evaluate and vote on all candidates. The Subcommittee, with advice from the OU Foundation when appropriate, will determine the number of academic year and summer scholarships to be awarded.

Application

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