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Biology Scholarships


 DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS

1. The Thomas C. Darcy, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
Award: $400/year - $200/awarded each semester of academic year
Minimum requirements in brief:
a. 60+ hours
b. 3.5 minimum grade point average
c. Pre-med major
d. Financial need
Contact person: Dr. Bruce E. Felgenhauer – Room 242 Billeaud Hall

 

2. The John Tolson, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1000/year - $500/awarded each semester of academic year
Minimum requirements in brief:
a. 30+ hours
b. 3.5 minimum grade point average 
c. Pre-med major
d. Financial need
Contact person: Dr. Bruce E. Felgenhauer – Room 242 Billeaud Hall

 

3. The George P. Coussan Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1000 to $2000 – to be used to offset medical school tuition fees
Minimum requirements in brief:
Awarded to a graduating senior with the highest grade point average that has been accepted to one of the Louisiana medical schools.
Contact person: Dr. Bruce E. Felgenhauer – Room 242 Billeaud Hall

 

4. Lafayette Parish Medical Society Scholarships
Award: $500 Spring semester of academic year 
[number of awards depends upon the discretion of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society Selection Committee]
Minimum requirements in brief:
a. Junior status
b. Pre-med major
c. 3.0 minimum grade point average
d. Financial need
Contact person: Dr. Bruce E. Felgenhauer – Room 242 Billeaud Hall

 

5. James M. Willet Endowed Scholarship
Award: $1000/year - $500 awarded each semester of academic year
Minimum requirements in brief:
a. Preference given to Louisiana residents
b. Junior status c. 3.2 minimum grade point average*
d. Must be majoring in the Biological sciences (which includes Biology, Microbiology, Resource Biology and Biodiversity
e. Financial need
Contact person: Dr. Bruce E. Felgenhauer – Room 242 Billeaud Hall
*Selected recipient in the Fall semester must maintain a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average to have the second $500 installment awarded in the Spring semester.

 

6. Edmund B. Stueben Undergraduate & Graduate Support Fund
Award: Amount of award varies from year to year
Minimum requirements in brief:
1. Available to full-time undergraduate majoring in life sciences
a. 3.5 minimum grade point average
2. Awards to support research to full-time or part-time undergraduates and graduate students for defraying publication costs etc. and expenses in connection with presentations of research at scientific meetings (e.g. travel expenses). See current flyer for details
Contact person: Dr. Joe Neigel – Room 509 V.L. Wharton Hall

 

7. Jack E. Theall, Jr. & Gladys P. Theall Endowed Biology Scholarship
Award: Up to $1000/year (actual award varies & award may be divided over two semesters)
Minimum requirements in brief:
a. Biology Major with concentration in Resource Biology & Biodiversity
b. Junior or Senior status
c. 3.0 or higher grade point average
Contact person: Dr. Paul Klerks – Room 222A Billeaud Hall

To apply:

  • Fill out the Biology Scholarship Form and obtain a current Transcript
  • Put both in Dr. Klerks' mailbox (in Biology Department office) by October 1