Scholarship Opportunities

The Department of Biology has funding available for need-based and academic scholarships for each academic year. Please please make sure you read the requirements and guidelines for these scholarships before submitting an application.

UAB provides additional scholarship opportunities for entering freshmen and transfer students, both resident and non-resident.

 

Below is a listing of scholarships available to biology students specifically, and to students of the College of Arts & Sciences. For questions or more information please call (205) 975-9644. Please note that students interested in the God at the Speed of Light Scholarship, the Brockman Scholarship, and the Dean's Leadership Scholarship only need to fill out the College of Arts & Sciences-wide application form once. Applicants will be automatically considered for all College-wide scholarships in which they satisfy the eligibility requirements. Scholarships specific to the department of biology have a separate application process (form) or require contact with the departmental office to obtain further details.

God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarships

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have earned at least a 2.5 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance. This is an annual award and recipients may apply for the award in subsequent years. Applicants must be residents of Alabama.

Deadline: February 15

Number and Amount: 1 Incoming Freshman, 1 Sophomore, 1 Junior, and 1 Senior Scholarship available; $1,250 annual award for each.

College-wide Application Form: Click Here

The Gladys Davies and George F. Brockman, IV Endowed Scholarship

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. This is an annual award. Recipients of the scholarship may not apply for the award in subsequent years.

Application Deadline: February 15

Number and Amount: One $1,250 scholarship available annually.

College-wide Application Form: Click Here

Dean's Leadership Scholarships

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the College of Arts & Sciences. Applicants should demonstrate leadership qualities and academic promise and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. This is an annual award. Recipients of the scholarship may not apply for the award in subsequent years.

Application Deadline: February 15

Number and Amount: One-to-four $1,250 scholarships available annually.

College-wide Application Form: Click Here

Students applying for the God at the Speed of Light Scholarship, the Brockman Scholarship, the Bauman Scholarship in Physics, the Warner Scholarship in Mathematics,and the Dean's Leadership Scholarship need only to complete the College of Arts & Sciences-wide Application Form once as they will be automatically considered for all scholarships in which they satisfy the eligibility requirements.

Biology Freshmen Scholars Awards

Requirements: Qualified incoming freshmen are eligible to apply to be a fellow in the Biology Scholars Program. Students must have declared biology major as their major and have a composite ACT score of 26 or above.

Application Deadline: December 15

Number and Amount: Eight $1,250 awards available annually. For more information contact the Department of Biology at (205) 934-4290.

Application: Click Here

The Ken R. Marion Scholar Awards

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Department of Biology and interested being part of the Biology Scholars Program. Applicants should have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to application. This is an annual award.

Application Deadline: February 15

Number and Amount: Eight-to-ten awards ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 annually.

College-wide Application Form: Click Here

The Anne M. Cusic Scholarship in Biology

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Department of Biology and have completed BY 123 and BY 124 at UAB. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have at least a 3.0 grade point average overall and in their biology courses. Recipients may not apply for scholarship in subsequent years.

Application Deadline: February 15

Number and Amount: One $500 scholarship available annually.

College-wide Application Form: Click Here

The Luke Gallagher Memorial Biology Scholarship

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Biology major and have completed BY 124. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and have at least a 3.0 grade point average overall and in their biology courses. Preference will be given to applicants who deserve on financial assistance. Recipients may not apply for scholarship in subsequent years.

Application Deadline: February 15

Number and Amount: One $500 scholarship available annually.

College-wide Application Form: Click Here