DBS Undergraduate Scholarships

The Division of Biological Sciences is proud to offer many departmental scholarships to support our students, thanks to the generosity of our donors. Below are the scholarships currently offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. If you are seeking to fund your undergraduate research project, please see funding offered by the Davidson Honors College. If you are a graduate student, please see scholarships available to graduate students.

Please consider viewing the achievements of our talented scholarship recipients, or donating to our departmental scholarship fund. 

George L. Card Memorial Scholarship

The George L. Card Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who has declared a major in Biology, Microbiology, or Medical Technology.

Please consider donating to the fund.

2015 Recipient
None

How to Apply
See below.

George L. Card

William Hardy Eshbaugh, III Scholarship

The William Hardy Eshbaugh, III Scholarship provides an award to a University of Montana undergraduate student in the Division of Biological Sciences.   The recipient must demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.  Note: in order to be eligible for this award, you must have filed a FAFSA (http://life.umt.edu/finaid/fafsa.php) or Foreign Student Application for Financial Need by April 10. 

2015 Recipient
Jay Perret, Human Biological Sciences

How to Apply
See below.

William Hardy Eshbaugh

Bernice A. Gleed Scholarship

The Bernice A. Gleed Scholarship will provide two scholarships to full-time students enrolled in the pre-medicine curriculum who may be in need of financial assistance, with proven scholastic ability and high moral character. Preference is to be given to Montana residents and to those students who are graduating from the University of Montana and who are continuing their education in the field of medicine at other colleges and universities. 

2015 Recipient
Jay Perret, Human Biological Sciences

How to Apply
Applications can be found through the Pre-Medical Science program. 

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Donald M. Hetler Pre-Med Scholarship

The Donald M. Hetler Pre-Med Scholarship will be awarded to students who are enrolled in the Pre-Medical Sciences Program in the Division of Biological Sciences at The University of Montana. Preference shall be given to Montana residents who graduated from a Montana high school and who have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid need-analysis. Additionally, preference will be given to students who intend to continue their education in the field of medicine by applyingto medical school as demonstrated by their grade point average, statements or actions. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

2015 Recipient
Kayla Secrest, Human Biological Sciences

How to Apply
Applications can be found through the Pre-Medical Science program. 

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W.K. Kellog Foundation Scholarship

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship is for academic achievement. It will be given to deserving University of Montana students majoring in Medical Technology, and who will be enrolled at the UM during the Autumn 2015 semester (on campus or registered for their internship).  Applicants must currently have junior status and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

2015 Recipient
Angela Medina, Medical Technology

How to Apply
See below.

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Bill Morrelles Memorial Scholarship

The Bill Morrelles Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to a deserving student majoring in biology with an emphasis in zoological sciences.

2015 Recipient
Rachel Hutchins, Genetics & Evolution

How to Apply
See below.

Bill Morrelles

Morris B. Myerowitz Memorial Scholarship

The Morris B. Myerowitz Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to a deserving student at The University of Montana who is majoring in biology. The recipient must have shown the greatest promise for a bright future. Preference will be given to students who are interested in teaching and/or field research and are committed to a better understanding of and improvement of the health and welfare of wildlife.

2015 Recipient
Mariah McIntosh, Organismal Biology & Ecology

How to Apply
See below.

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John S. O'Dell Scholarship

The John S. O'Dell Scholarship provides an annual award to a student majoring in the biological sciences at The University of Montana, including zoology, botany, and microbiology. The student must be a full-time student either undergraduate or graduate and have demonstrated academic achievement, good leadership qualities and involvement in extra-curricular activities. Financial need may be considered.

2015 Recipient
Yu Xia, Human Biological Sciences

How to Apply
See below.

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Rocky Mountain Eye Center Scholarship

The Fund shall be used to provide scholarships for students who are enrolled in the pre-medicine curriculum at The University of Montana, with preference given to those students who have graduated from a Montana high school. Qualified applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  

2015 Recipient
None

How to Apply
Applications can be found through the Pre-Medical Science program. 

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Apply for DBS Scholarships

Applications for the Division of Biological Sciences scholarships are due in April of each year, with funds awarded in the fall of the following year. There is one application for all DBS scholarships (the DBS scholarship selection committee will determine eligibility for specific scholarships). 

For all scholarships (with exceptions listed), applicants must:

  • Currently have Biology, Microbiology, or Medical Technology as their declared major (as appropriate to individual scholarship)
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (including any transfer courses)
  • Currently be in at least their second full year of college; the Kellogg scholarship requires at least junior status
  • Have completed at least one semester at UM
  • Attend UM during the Autumn semester of 2015 (scholarship will be applied during this semester)
  • Have filed the FAFSA (http://life.umt.edu/finaid/fafsa.php) or for international students: go to the Office of Foreign Students and fill out a Foreign Student Application for Financial Need by April 10 to demonstrate financial need (only for the Eshbaugh scholarship) 

The application will include the following, plus one letter of recommendation from any UM faculty, preferably DBS faculty: 

  • Name
  • Student ID
  • Declared Major/Option
  • GPA
  • UM email
  • Hometown
  • Confirmation that you will be enrolled autumn 2015
  • Essay (no more than one typed page) describing your independent research experience, leadership experience, or any other on-campus or community activities in which you actively participate, as well as your career or long-term goals. 

Application and letter of recommendation may be emailed directly to Dr. Kerry Bright (biology.advisor@mso.umt.edu), or brought to HS 107 or the DBS main office (HS 104) by the published annual due date. The committee will also use a copy of your transcript in making their decisions; there is no need to supply a transcript.  

Due dates will be provided through the DBS listserv annually, so check your UM email regularly. 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Kerry Bright (biology.advisor@mso.umt.edu).