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.

2017 Recipient
Larissa Walker, Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

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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.

2016 Recipient
Elizabeth Yoder, Environmental Studies

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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. 

2017 Recipient
Jim Reed, Cellular, Molecular, & Microbial Biology

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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.

2017 Recipient
Gerad Sapes, Organismal Biology, Evolution, & Ecology

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Dr. Linda Phillips Knoblock Fellowship

The purpose of the Dr. Linda Phillips Knoblock Fellowship is to provide a fellowship to a doctoral student in the Division of Biological Sciences.  The recipient is to be selected on the basis of academic merit. Pending qualified applicants, two fellowships in the amount of $7,000 will be awarded to Ph.D. students in the Division of Biological Sciences.

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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).

2017 Recipient
 Gerard Sapes, Organismal Biology, Evolution, & Ecology

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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).