DBS Graduate Scholarships

The Department of Biological Sciences offers scholarships to talented graduate students. 

Please consider donating to our scholarship fund for graduate students. 

Robert J. and Carol Anthony Seim Scholarship for Master's Students in Microbiology

The Robert J. and Carol Anthony Seim Scholarship for Students in Microbiology provides an annual scholarship to a student working toward a degree in microbiology at The University of Montana. Selection will be based on academic merit.

2015 Recipient
Ellen Lark, Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

How to Apply
See below.

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Clancy Gordon Environmental Scholarship

The purpose of the Clancy Gordon Environmental Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a graduate student at UM who has demonstrated ability and effectiveness in working with environmental problems. Students from the biological, physical and social sciences and environmental studies will be eligible.

2015 Recipient
David Lau, Environmental Studies

How to Apply
See below.

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Dr. Mitsuru J. Nakamura Graduate Scholarship in Microbiology

The Dr. Mitsuru J. Nakamura Graduate Scholarship in Microbiology shall be used to provide scholarships for deserving graduate students at UM studying microbiology. A scholarship committee headed by the associate dean of the Division of Biological Sciences shall determine the amounts of the scholarship awards and the recipients. The scholarship may be renewed if the recipient continues to meet the criteria. 

2015 Recipient
Katherine Hornak, Cellular, Molecular, & Microbial Biology

How to Apply
See below.

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David Nicholas Memorial Fund

The award will support meritorious graduate study in the field of ecology by providing funds either for field research or for travel to national meetings to present research findings.  $500 will be awarded on a competitive basis to a deserving University of Montana doctoral student in the Division of Biological Sciences or in the Wildlife Biology program.

2015 Recipient
None

How to Apply
See below.

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Jack E. Schmautz Graduate Scholarship

The Jack E. Schmautz Graduate Scholarship shall provide scholarships for graduate students enrolled in the Organismal Biology and Ecology Program with an emphasis in plant ecology. Criteria for selection will include merit, but most importantly consider character of the recipient(s).

2015 Recipient
Lauren Waller, Organismal Biology & Ecology

How to Apply
See below.

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How to Apply

Applications for the Department of Biological Sciences scholarships are due in April of each year, with funds awarded in the fall of the following year.

For more information, please contact Zachary Raasch, the DBS Graduate Program Coordinator: (Zachary.raasch@mso.umt.edu).