Biology majors may qualify for a number of scholarships offered on a competitive basis
The Department of Biological Sciences awards several monetary scholarships a year, on a competitive basis. The monetary value of the scholarships varies from year to year. The specific requirements for each scholarship are listed below. Calls for applications for scholarships appear in the fall term. Calls for applications for Outstanding Student Awards appear in the spring term. Application materials are available in the department office, located in Smith Hall, room 341.
James Moniodis Scholarship for a Returning Major
Biology Alumni Scholarship
James Edward Ewig Memorial Scholarship for Academic Achievement by a Senior
Lois D. Odell Scholarship for Outstanding Transfer Student
Betty Kennedy Dale Scholarship
The Fisher College also posts information about Scholarships, Awards and Financial Aid.
Compton Crook Award for Outstanding Junior Biology Major
Criteria: Junior Biology major (completed 56-89 credits at Towson, or one semester for transfer students); 3.0 overall; 3.3 in Biology. Students should have distinguished academic performance, research, and/or service.
Lois D. Odell Award for Outstanding Senior Biology Major
Criteria: Senior Biology major (completed > 89 credits at Towson; 3.0 overall; 3.3 GPA in Biology. Students should have distinguished academic performance, research and/or service.
Carl Henrikson Memorial Award for Academic Achievement by a Junior
Criteria: Biology major; academic achievement based on GPA and faculty letters of recommendation. Minimum 60 credits at Towson.
John David Horst Memorial Awards for Best Undergraduate Research Project
Criteria: 1) a letter of nomination detailing your reasons for nominating the student including a description of the student’s and your contribution to the project, the projects contribution to the field, and the students efforts to disseminate results (i.e., presentations and publications); 2) copies of grant proposals and meeting abstracts authored by the student with details of where the proposals and abstracts were submitted; 3) reprints of any peer reviewed papers resulting from the work. Award winners will receive a plaque and their cash prize at the Annual College Honors Convocation.