2022-2023 Scholarship application is now available to students graduating in Fall 2022 or later!

Application Due Date: 5:00 p.m. February 4, 2022

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 rising 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. Eligibility is based on graduation year. Students graduating in Fall 2022 or after are eligible to apply for 2022-2023 Awards.

The Spring 2022-2023 IBIO Undergraduate Scholarship Application is now open.

Applications for these awards (specific award information can be found here) are available at the beginning of the spring semester and due in February each year.  Applicants are required to complete the application (with 2-3 short responses) 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.


Undergraduate Awards 2022 Final


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

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 $150 and $1,500!

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. Only students expected to enroll for the 2022-2023 Academic Year are eligible for scholarships.

Can I receive the same award twice?

Most awards are offered as one time honors.


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