Scholarships

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. You can apply for these scholarships through the UAB BSMART system.

The Freshman Biology Scholarship

Applicants must be incoming freshmen who will be enrolled full-time as Biology majors in the Department of Biology. Applicants should have an ACT score of 25 or greater and rank in the top 20% of their graduating class.

The Ken R. Marion Biology Career Award

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Biology major and have achieved at least junior class standing at the time of the award. Applicants must demonstrate promise and commitment in pursuing teaching and/or research in biology as a career, and should have earned at least a 3.2 grade-point average overall and in their biology courses.

The Ken R. Marion Ecology/Environmental Science Career Award

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Biology major or minor and have achieved at least a junior class standing at the time of the award. Applicants must demonstrate promise and a commitment in pursuing a career in some aspect of ecology or environmental science, and should have earned at least a 3.2 grade-point average overall and in their biology courses.

The Anne M. Cusic Scholarship in Biology

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Biology major and have completed BY 123 and BY 124 at UAB. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA overall and in their biology courses. Recipients may not apply for the award in subsequent years.

Student Travel Grants

Complete the UAB Department of Biology Student Travel Grant Request Form for travel grant consideration. Completed request forms should be submitted to Jacquita Davis, the Biology Department’s Administrative Associate, in Campbell Hall 464.

Other UAB Scholarships

The university and UAB's College of Arts and Sciences offer many other scholarships to incoming and current students. You can explore these options and apply through the UAB BSMART scholarship system.