College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Scholarships & Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS

Dr. Laffer Scholarship

Purpose: Provide financial assistance to undergraduate students associated with the CBMG department.

Eligibility: Undergraduates in BSCI specializations associated with the CBMG department who demonstrate both academic excellence and a financial need that would benefit from limited funds.

To Apply: Contact the CBMG Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. David Straney (straney@umd.edu)

Award: Due to limited funds, only one award per year is possible

Anthony D. Brown Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in the BSCI Microbiology specialization.

Eligibility: Undergraduates in the Microbiology specializations who demonstrate both academic excellence and a financial need that would benefit from limited funds.

To Apply: Contact the CBMG Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. David Straney (straney@umd.edu)

Award: Awards will be made when sufficient funds accumulate to allow a regular award.

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AWARDS

The Appleman-Norton Award in Botany

Purpose: Recognition of an outstanding graduating BSCI major with a strong record of accomplishment in plant biology. The award was established and endowed in 1963 by two emeritus professors, Drs. Charles Appleman and John Bitten Smith Norton, who were influential faculty members in the department of Botany in the early 1900s.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from any specialization in the BSCI major, but who demonstrate accomplishments in plant biology through course work and/or research in the field of plant biology in CBMG faculty labs.

To Apply: One award is made each year, based on nominations by CBMG faculty to the CBMG Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

Award: The recipient’s name is engraved on an award plaque displayed in the department. There is also a monetary award, the amount based on fund performance.

Dr. P. Arne Hansen Memorial Award

Purpose: Recognition of an outstanding undergraduate in the CBMG Honors Program. The award was established in 1973 by the department in memory of Dr. P. Arne Hansen and his 27 years of service as professor of microbiology.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students who have completed the CBMG departmental Honors Program by presenting and defending their thesis.

To Apply: The award is made yearly and is decided by the director of the CBMG Honors Program in consultation with honors thesis review faculty members.

Award: The recipient’s name is engraved upon an award plaque displayed in the department. There is also a monetary award, the amount based upon fund performance.

CBMG Outstanding Student Award

Purpose: Recognition of outstanding BSCI majors with exemplary academic accomplishments who have made significant contributions to the CBMG department.

Eligibility: Graduating senior undergraduate students in any BSCI specialization who have demonstrated both strong academic performance and participation in the department community through service or significant research in a CBMG faculty lab.

To Apply: One award is made each year, based on nominations by CBMG faculty to the CBMG Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

Award: There is a monetary award, the amount based upon fund performance.

 

MOCB Awards and Scholarships

Please visit MOCB concentration area under BISI Graduate Program for more details.