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Iowa State University

Iowa State University


Undergraduate Genetics

Scholarships, Awards, and Internships

Awards for which no Application is Needed

Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund for the Promotion of Study and Research in Genetics - Incoming Freshmen Scholarship

Award:
  • The scholarship is for $1000 per year, continuous for four years, totalling $4000. Students will receive $500 per semester as long as a 3.0 GPA and major are maintained.
Applicant Criteria:
  • Incoming freshmen in Genetics are considered for this scholarship. Transfer students are not eligible.
  • Recipients will be chosen using available data, such as ACT/SAT scores, high school GPA, class rank, etc. This is not a needs-based scholarship. It is in the student's best interest to provide as much data as possible when applying to ISU.
  • Incoming freshmen students may be asked to provide a short paragraph explaining why they chose Genetics as a major. Notification of this request will be by e-mail.
Application Process:
  • Students who apply and are accepted to ISU before January 15 are automatically considered for this scholarship. The awardee will be notified by email.

Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund for the Promotion of Study and Research in Genetics - Highest GPA Award

  • Awards given to students majoring in Genetics.
  • At least one (1) $250 award is given at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters to the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior with the highest GPA. No application is necessary.

Scholarships with Applications Due Friday, March 7

Diane Marie Heimbuch Scholarship

Award:
  • Two $1000 awards are given each year.  This may be a renewal award for the previous recipient who continues to meet the criteria, or a new award. Awardees will receive $500 in Fall semester and $500 in Spring semester. A student may not receive the award for more than three years.

Applicant Criteria:
  • Student must be a resident of the State of Iowa.
  • Student must be an undergraduate majoring in Biology, Genetics, or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
  • Student must be at least a sophomore in standing and attending full time.
  • Student must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Student must have a least fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters remaining at Iowa State University to receive the full $1,000 award.
  • Preference will be given to a student interested in animal biology.
Application Process:
  • Download and complete the application form from the link on the right.

Darlene and Melvin Larsen Scholarship

Award:
  • Three $1000 awards are given each year.  Awardees will receive $500 in Fall semester and $500 in Spring semester. Previous awardees may re-apply.
Applicant Criteria:
  • Student must be an undergraduate majoring in Biology, Genetics, or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
  • Student must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must have a least fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters remaining at Iowa State University to receive the full $1,000 award and must maintain full time status.
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate leadership skills as evidenced by involvement with community or on-campus activities, organizations, etc.
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Preference is given to students with career interests in genetics, developmental biology, or cell biology.
Application Process:
  • Download and complete the application form from the link on the right.

Mary Kate Phillips Scholarship in Plant Sciences

  • Annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in a major administered by the EEOB Dept. (Biology, Genetics, and Environmental Science majors) with a demonstrated interest in plant sciences.
Award:
  • One $1,000 award for academic year 2014-2015. The award is made in Fall semester.
Applicant Criteria:
  • Undergraduate student with a major in Biology, Genetics, or Environmental Science
  • Minimum ISU GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Submit FAFSA by March 1st 2014
Application Process:
  • Due Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Submit application materials (paper copies) to 103 Bessey Hall
  • Must include:
  • A resume
  • An unofficial ISU transcript
  • Contact information for a minimum of two references
  • A letter describing an interest in plant science as demonstrated by coursework, and/or research experience, also include relevant extracurricular activities

College Scholarships

Internships Open to Genetics Majors and Minors

Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund for the Promotion of Study and Research in Genetics - Summer Undergraduate Internships

Award:
  • The Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology is accepting applications for summer research internships for the summer of 2014. These internships provide ISU undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Genetics an opportunity for full-time hands-on research in the discipline. Participants are expected to work 40 hours per week; enrollment in summer courses is discouraged. Internships are for an eight-week period and a stipend of $3500 will be provided by a combination of funds from the faculty mentor and the departmental fund.
Applicant Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be majors or minors in Genetics
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing, have at least one semester (Fall 2014) remaining before graduation and be eligible for full time employment by ISU.
  • Applicants must identify a research project with a strong genetics component under a faculty mentor who is willing to provide space and support including a contribution of up to $1750 towards the internship stipend.
  • Preference may be given to students with faculty mentors/projects within the Department of GDCB, although projects in other departments will also be considered.
Application Process:
  • Detailed application instructions are available from the link on the right.
  • Applications are due Friday, March 7, 2014.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty and staff.
  • Notification of awards will be made no later than Friday, March 28th, 2014 by e-mail and post.

Other Internships of Interest

George Washington Carver Internship Program

  • The 8 week summer research program for undergraduates exposes students to research by matching them with a faculty mentor in their area of interest and allows interns to become familiar with lives of graduate students in a large university and with living in Iowa. Interns participate in weekly seminars and social, cultural, and educational activities in addition to their research experience.

  • More information can be found here George Washington Carver Internships
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Scholarship/Internship Applications

Applications for 2014 are now closed.

For inquiries about undergraduate GDCB or Genetics scholarships, contact Dr. Lois Girton (lgirton@iastate.edu).

Congratulations to Genetics Majors who were awarded Scholarships

Diane Marie Heimbuch Scholarship

    Lauren Reagan

Mary Kate Phillips Scholarship

    Marena Bartz
    Jeremy Schuster

Congratulations to Fung Internship Recipient

    Adam Smith

 

Congratulations to Fall 2013 Highest GPA Award Recipients

Freshman

    Ana Collazo
    Jayne Wiarda

Sophomore

    Sarah Azam
    Lindsey Bendix
    Kelly Gray
    Erica Nelson
    Laura Pederson
    Keaton Phillips
    Jered Stratton

Junior

    Ryan Bower
    Lauren Reagan
    Jacob Petrzelka

Senior

    James Grayczyk
    Christopher Hernandez
    Aysha Majeed
    Garrett Smith

 

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