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Types of Scholarships
1. Graduate Students
- Scholarships of $5,000
per year for up to three years will be awarded on a competitive basis
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
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
support in competition with other continuing graduate students, as
outlined in section 1.b.
- 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.
- Summer Research
Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to allow graduate students
academic opportunities and research during June and July.
- Scholarships of $1,000 to $3,000 per year for up to three
years will be awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduate
in Biology. Applications will be solicited from Biology majors
who are in their second-semester freshman through second-semester
with scholarships therefore payable for the sophomore through
senior years, as appropriate. Payments will be divided into equal
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
applicant’s academic classification, financial need, and other
- 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
research participation would be the scheduled summer academic
Criteria for Selection
1. Graduate Student Scholarships
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
2. Undergraduate Scholarships
must be officially declared Biology majors, with
a minimum 3.5 GPA and
one semester of coursework completed at the
University of Oklahoma.
- 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
a Summer Research scholarship must also
include a written research plan and a letter of support from a faculty
the research. Summer enrollment in Honors
Research or Independent
- The Undergraduate Student Scholarship
be chaired by the Chair of Biology and
include the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Assessment Liaison,
Academic Counselor, at least one elected
Committee A, and two members
elected by the faculty. All Subcommittee
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.
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