Biology Scholarships

Submit all materials, including the Foundation & Departmental Scholarship Application online by Feb 1st. The award will be determined as quickly as possible thereafter.

Click here to apply for any of the following scholarships

Ted and LeeAnn Compton Scholarship

  • $2000 ($1000 fall; $1000 spring)

Eligibility

  • You must have junior or senior standing at the end of the spring 2019 term at Fort Lewis College with a declared major or minor in Biology
  • You must be enrolled full time both semesters in the academic year you receive the award
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • In-state and out-of-state students are eligible, though Colorado residents are given preference

To Apply

In addition to the scholarship application, you will need to:

  1. Write a 2-page (double-spaced) essay explaining your career goals, achievements, and why this scholarship would be helpful to you
  2. Include unofficial copies of your college transcripts
  3. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in Biology

Andy Senti Scholarship, Department of Biology

  • $600

Eligibility

  • You must be a Biology major that has chosen the ecology and organismic concentration
  • You must have sophomore standing or higher

To Apply

In addition to the scholarship application, you will need to:

  1. Write a 2-page (double-spaced) essay explaining your career goals, achievements, and why this scholarship would be helpful to you
  2. Include unofficial copies of your college transcripts

Eva Cates Scholarship

  • $600

Eligibility

  • You must have sophomore or junior standing at the end of the spring 2019 term at Fort Lewis College with a declared major or minor in Biology
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • In-state and out-of-state students are eligible, though students with in-state status, or those in the New Mexico Reciprocal program are given preference

To Apply

In addition to the scholarship application, you will need to:

  1. Write a 2-page (double-spaced) essay explaining your career goals, achievements, and why this scholarship would be helpful to you
  2. Include unofficial copies of your college transcripts
  3. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in Biology

If you have any questions please contact Dr. David J. Blake (BH 481), Email Dr. Blake.


Foundation scholarships available to biology students

Read more about foundation scholarships, including deadlines and applying.

Holmquist, Fern & Walter Scholarship

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA
  • Preference to Native American students
  • Preference to pre-med, teacher licensing, law enforcement, computer science and all sciences
  • Up to $500

John F. and Mildred S. Reed Scholarship

  • 3.60 GPA or above
  • Incoming freshmen only
  • Biology major, must carry 15 credit hours per term
  • Up to $1500, can continue up to 8 semesters

Starman Scholarship

  • 2.80 GPA or above, (GPA maintained throughout the year)
  • Sophomore or higher with declared major in any of the following: (Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Geology or Physics)
  • Preference for students of financial need and working part-time
  • Up to $500

Carleno Memorial Scholarship

  • 3.00 GPA or above
  • Resident of (in order of preference) Durango, La Plata County, Southwest CO, CO
  • Enrolled in major leading to any medical field
  • Up to $500

Ralph Milo Martin Memorial Scholarship

  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • Increase and maintain GPA to a 3.0 during the sophomore, junior and senior years and carry at least 15 credit hours per term
  • Preference to resident of La Plata, Archuleta, or San Juan Counties, and comes from a ranching or farming background
  • Must have strong financial need
  • Must be a first-generation college student-neither parent having ever attended college
  • Preference to recipient working towards a degree that relates to either agriculture, environmental studies or biology
  • Need no less than three recommendations explaining recipient’s interest in college and qualities to succeed
  • Essay to include information describing parents support of you or lack thereof, how much financial aid requested and justification, why a college degree is important to you and how you will finance your college education if no financial aid is received
  • Up to $15,000

Public Health Scholarship

Contact Phil Shuler

Email Phil | PH: 970-247-7192

  • Preference to Native American Students
  • Enrolled in major leading to Public Health
  • Up to $100

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