This list includes scholarships commonly awarded to life science students. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Students are encouraged to use this as one of many resources. For additional information, see:


Department of Integrative Biology Awards and Scholarships


College of Arts and Sciences Awards


University Awards 

Niblack Research Scholarship Award

  • Sophomores or juniors conducting research in an OSU lab
  • March deadline
  • Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer

Wentz Scholars

  • Any undergraduate student with a 3.0 gpa
  • Both general and research scholarships are awarded
  • February – March deadlines
  • Office of Scholar Development, 260 Student Union

Seniors of Significance and Outstanding Seniors

  • Awarded by the OSU Alumni Association
  • Fall and Spring deadlines

Multicultural Student Awards

  • Various awards for students at OSU
  • Multiple deadlines


State Awards

Oklahoma State Game Warden Association

  • Sophomores or juniors seeking Wildlife degrees
  • April deadline

Northeast District of Oklahoma Garden Clubs, Inc.

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior with a B average majoring in the life sciences
  • Student must be a resident of a county in NE OK
  • March deadline
  • Applications are available in 216 SU


National Awards

Goldwater Scholars

  • Sophomores or juniors in science, engineering or mathematics with a 3.7 GPA
  • Faculty nomination due February
  • Office of Scholar Development and Recognition at 260 Student Union

Udall Scholars

  • Native Americans in medicine or environmental science students
  • Faculty nomination due March

Truman Scholars

  • Juniors seeking careers in public service with 3.5 gpa
  • February deadline
  • Office of Scholar Development and Recognition at 260 Student Union

Huntington Public Service

  • Seniors seeking careers in public service
  • February deadline