AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE!

Award Description
The Department of Integrative Biology has a long history of proudly honoring its outstanding students with undergraduate awards. The Department is pleased to offer these awards annually to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology at OSU. The awards provide recognition and financial support to students.

Currently the Department of Integrative Biology offers 12 awards to our undergraduate students:

Award Requirements Amount
Dr. Bryan P. Glass Scholarship/Fellowship in Integrative Biology Undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Integrative Biology who incorporated experience with the OSU Collection of Vertebrates into their academic program $650
Dr. Raymond Dixon Scholarship in Rural Health Sophomore, Junior, or Senior majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology who is from a rural area and has a pre-health interest; minimum 3.2 GPA $1250
Dr. Raymond Dixon Scholarship Sophomore, Junior, or Senior majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology; minimum 3.2 GPA $1250
Dr. Ron and Sharion Austin Family Scholarship in Rural Dentistry Undergraduate student majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology who graduated from a rural high school, has a pre-dentistry interest, and demonstrated financial need; minimum 3.2 GPA $1250
Delta Dental of Oklahoma Pre-Dentistry Scholarship Sophomore or Junior majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology with a pre-dentistry interest, and demonstrated financial need; minimum 3.5 GPA $1000
Dr. G. Michael Steelman Scholarship in Integrative Biology Junior or Senior majoring in Physiology or Zoology; minimum 3.5 GPA $1000
Edwin Chappabitty Jr. M.D. Scholarship in Integrative Biology Student majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology who is Native American (at least ¼ CDIB) and has a pre-health interest; minimum 3.0 GPA
$1000; up to 5 per year
Outstanding Senior
  • Biology
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
Senior majoring in the designated program; minimum 3.25 GPA $500 (3; 1 per major)
Outstanding Junior Junior majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology; minimum 3.25 GPA $400
Outstanding Sophomore Sophomore majoring in Biology, Physiology, or Zoology; minimum 3.25 GPA $350

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Application
Applications for these awards are available at the end of the fall semester and must be submitted in January each year.  Applicants are required to complete the form, write two essays, and request a letter of recommendation from a science faculty to be submitted electronically to ibioscholarships@okstate.edu.  More information can be found in the application form.


Selection Criteria
Recipients are selected using the criteria as described below, listed in order of importance, number one being most influential. Keep in mind that the most competitive applicants will also address how they are exceptionally qualified for the particular award(s) for which they are applying. 
1) Academic Excellence - indicated by GPA and completion of Integrative Biology’s most challenging courses
2) Participation in the Scholarship of Discovery - indicated by involvement in meaningful and productive research experiences and letters of recommendation
3) Service - indicated by involvement/leadership in scientifically or educationally related organizations, service to the department, and professional service to the community
4) Professional Maturity - indicated by an essay that shows evidence of reflection about accomplishments and goals

 

FAQs
Who should I ask to write me letter of recommendation?

The Selection Committee prefers your recommendation letter come from full-time faculty members in a science discipline.Your letter should be submitted electronically to ibioscholarships@okstate.edu

What do I gain from applying?

These awards are competitive and prestigious. Receiving an award is an acknowledgement and record of strong academic and professional performance that will bolster your CV considerably, regardless of your career goals (e.g., medical school, vet school, graduate school, STEM career). In addition, you will receive anywhere between $350 and $1250!

Should I apply for an award based on my number of earned hours or by the years I’ve attended college?

Apply based on year and expected graduation date instead of earned hours. The Selection Committee reserves the right to move your application to the appropriate category if you do apply based on these instructions.

Can I receive the same award twice?

This depends on the award. Most awards are offered as one time honors. The Chappabitty Award can be renewed.

 

Additional questions should be sent to ibioscholarships@okstate.edu.