Biology Scholarships

Biology is a popular major among college students — and not just those with visions of crisp white lab coats dancing in their heads. Whether or not you plan to acquire an M.D., you have plenty of options as a biology student: Your employment options include working in aquariums, schools, hospitals, parks, zoos, laboratories and more.

But before you make your career move, you have to finish school. School will cost you money, and money doesn’t grow on trees — even biologists can’t make that happen. If you’re willing to put forth the effort, you can find a number of biology scholarships that can help you pay for a college education.

Numerous scholarship providers have gone out of their way to create scholarship funds for students who have set their sights on studying biology. Some have done this because of their love of the subject, some in memory of important biologists and some, well, who knows why some have done it. The important thing is that these biology scholarships are out there, just waiting to be awarded.

If you plan to make biology into a career, or at least a major, take the time to search for biology scholarships. Scholarships.com has information about numerous biology scholarships especially created for majors. In addition to these, you may also want to look at medical scholarships which, as a biology student, you may be eligible to receive. To find information about biology scholarships and grants you may qualify for based on major or additional criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • This fund was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance Counties). Scholarships are payable over four years. Applicants must possess [...] More

AFE Scholarships in Floriculture and Horticulture

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Awarding scholarships for floriculture and horticulture students is a primary function of AFE. We understand the financial burden students face and are doing our part to help! AFE has more than 20 scholarships awarded annually. Online applications and supporting documents are due by May 1 each year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • ASWP awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Students who are applying to two or four-year colleges to further their studies in an environmentally-related field are eligible to apply. Applications are available beginning in January from the website or through your [...] More

Blandy Experimental Farm Undergraduate Research Education Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $6,325
  • Blandy Experimental Farm, a University of Virginia ecology field station, is located in Virginia’s beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley. Three research faculty from the Department of Environmental Sciences, visiting scientists and graduate students conduct research on habitat and community biodiversity, reproductive ecology and plant/insect relationships. The 175-acre State Arboretum of Virginia [...] More

Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/25/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established in 2005 in the name of Cynthia E. Morgan, who passed away in October 2004 after a courageous, but all-too-brief, fight with stomach cancer. It has been established in an attempt to aid select college students in paying for their post-secondary education. This year’s scholarship is set at $1,000.

    Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Maryland and [...] More

Emily M. Hewitt & Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Emily M. Hewitt & Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarships are for a promising upper division or graduate student who shows a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature and an understanding of the need to practice conservation. Any student or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goals [...] More

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the Friends of Volo Bog offers a scholarship for Environmental Studies/Natural Science college students. Applicant must be a high school senior applying to an accredited college/university to study environmental or natural science or a college/university student intending to continue studies of environmental or natural science at an accredited college. Submit at least one signed letter [...] More

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • EPOC recognizes its duty to assist in the education of individuals planning a career in the environmental industry. Consequently, the EPOC Environmental scholarship fund was established in 1998. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or [...] More

Furman University Furman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Furman Scholars program seeks to honor high school juniors who exhibit strong academic potential, demonstrate leadership potential, and show significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. High school guidance counselors nominate current juniors to participate in the program. Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible to receive at least $7,500 in [...] More

Gill-Elliott Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Thanks to our generous donors, Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to area students seeking educational opportunities beyond high school.

    The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, KY) for 32 years. This scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America, have strong academic qualifications and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural [...] More

GMiS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The GMiS Scholarahip is intended to support Hispanic graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing a science, technology, engineering, math or health-related degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. These merit-based scholarships range from $500 to $10,000. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • CCSD male seniors who are of European descent may apply for the Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary college or university majoring in engineering, mathematics or science. Up to four scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded. Must write a 400-500 essay on [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The mission of the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association is to promote and educate the public on good lake and watershed management, encourage sustainable stormwater management practices and protect the welfare of lakes and other water resources within the Commonwealth. To help further our mission, we would like to award scholarships to support and acknowledge deserving students who are [...] More

Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship was established by Linda and Jack Gill, to honor Linda Gill’s mother and grandmother. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides one annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, [...] More

National GEM Consortium Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/13/2019
  • Amount: $16,000
  • GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top engineering and science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter the industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers. GEM [...] More

Natural Resources-Excellence in Education

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall. The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, [...] More

PSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program at Penn State

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • As one of 52 members of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, our mission is to expand opportunities for Pennsylvanians to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach programs.

    The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award [...] More

PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium invites students to apply for the PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. The PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to full-time students attending an accredited Pennsylvania college or university with outstanding academic records who will be juniors or seniors in the fall. Students must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in science, [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

SMA Native American STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic approval for up to a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. In order to be eligible for consideration under this award program, the scholarship applicant must be an enrolled member of a Pueblo or Tribe, a high school graduate by June who has been accepted by an [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/5/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More

The Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences awards The Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship to a promising Maine student who intends to pursue a bachelor's degree in the biological or earth sciences. Students eligible to receive the Keller Scholarship must be a legal resident of the state of Maine, a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application; be enrolled in a [...] More

The Robert Noyce Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/12/2020
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Robert Noyce Scholarship program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition scholarships of $15,000 per year for up to two years. The scholarship will be awarded annually to qualified Trinity seniors [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship [...] More

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment [...] More

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students attending one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor degree in agriculture, natural resources, food science, nutrition, or related academic [...] More

Utah Space Grant Consortium Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium has formulated its vision, mission, goals, and objectives to be consistent with those of NASA and its Office Education. Member schools offer scholarships and fellowships for STEM degree students who align with the goals of the consortium. The Goals of the Consortium are: to demonstrably contribute to the development of the STEM Workforce with programs, [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms.

    The Teaching Fellowship includes admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university teacher certification in science, mathematics or [...] More

Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,800
  • The ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research. Our goal is to use authentic, mentored research experiences in pharmacology to heighten student interest in careers in research and related health care disciplines.

    Undergraduate students conducting pharmacology-related research including, but not limited to, students [...] More

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Last Reviewed: April 2019