Awards & Scholarships

The Biology Department offers six awards that recognize talented undergraduates.

For more information or questions about these awards and scholarships, please contact Professor Duncan Irschick at

The Kofi Cash Scholarship

An award supported by a Biology alumnus.

The William and Margaret Nutting Scholarship

An award that honors the memory of a long-time faculty member.

The Theresa Biusu Maravelas Memorial Scholarship

An award supported by a long term educator and strong supporter of the Biology Department.

Biology Undergraduate Travel Award

Supports Biology majors presenting their research at meetings or traveling to a field site for research.

Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship

Supports undergraduate research in a laboratory or field setting outside of the United States.

Biology Summer Research Fellowships

Provides paid summer research experiences for Biology undergraduates.