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Department of Biology
142 Halsey Science Center
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1102
biology@uwosh.edu

Scholarships & Financial Aid


There are a variety of scholarships available, listed below. Please check Academic Works for details. These opportunities are posted outside of the Biology Department office approximately a month prior to the deadlines.  Applications are submitted online through Academic Works. Award amounts may vary from year to year.  All scholarships require at least a 3.0 GPA.

  • Leslie Allen: For biology or microbiology majors (graduate or undergraduate) with a demonstrated interest in ecology or field biology. The student must have completed 60 credits and have at least one semester of coursework remaining.
  • Mary McAsey Biology Scholarship: For undergraduate Biology Majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in your major. Award is based on academic performance and commitment to pursuing a career in biology. Financial need may be considered.
  • Sherman Randerson: For full time undergraduate biology or microbiology majors who have completed 45 credits by the end of Fall Interim.
  • James Unger: For full time undergraduate biology or microbiology majors who have completed at least 36 cr and will be junior or senior status. Financial need will be considered.
  • Bowman Scholarship: For undergraduate Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Microbiology, Physics or Psychology Majors (especially women and under-represented groups) who have at least one year of school remaining. Awards are based on academic performance.
  • William Haidlinger Scholarship: For undergraduate Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Studies (Env. Sci. Emphasis), Geology, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Microbiology, or Physics Majors who have at least one year of school remaining. Awards are based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Dr. Madhu Mahadeva Memorial Scholarship: For undergraduate high achieving women with majors in biology, chemistry, math, microbiology, or physics/astronomy with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in your major, in final semester of junior standing. Award is based on academic performance and commitment to pursuing a career in the sciences.
  • Ronald Edward Paque Scholarship: For undergraduate Biology or Chemistry Majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher overall and in your major, who have at least one year of school remaining. Awards are based on promise and potential to contribute to the field of Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or Chemistry. Financial need may be considered.
  • Daniel Raaf Scholarship: Available for undergraduate Art, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages, Geography, Geology, Biology and Microbiology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Music, Physics and Astronomy majors who have at least one year of school remaining. Awards are based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Edward L. Schwartz Scholarship: For undergraduate biology, microbiology, environmental health, environmental studies (environmental science emphasis), medical technology, chemistry or physics majors who have at least one year of school remaining. Awards are based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Merlin E. Silverthorn Scholarship: For undergraduate biology, microbiology, environmental health, environmental studies (environmental science emphasis), medical technology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics or physics majors who have at least one year of school remaining. Awards are based on academic performance and financial need.

Work Study

The Department of Biology occasionally has vacancies for work study students to work in the biology stockroom or in the office. Faculty who have contracts (rather than federal grants) may hire students to do research. Federal grants prohibit faculty from using federal money to pay work study students.

Internships

Some companies and organizations will offer internship opportunities for students. They may offer credit or pay students to work as interns. Students are responsible for finding and securing such opportunities. Please visit our sections on student research and internships for more information.

Research Funding

Some faculty have federal, state or local grants or contracts that provide funds for student research (contact individual faculty). In addition, UW Oshkosh has several sources of student funding (see below):

  • Faculty Undergraduate or Graduate Collaborative Grants: Students are paid to do research during the summer. Applications are due in early February so contact potential faculty mentors during fall semester.
  • McNair Program: This program is aimed at underrepresented students as well as first generation or low income students. Its goal is to train students for advanced degrees. Students will conduct research with faculty mentors and take courses to prepare them for the Graduate Record Exams. Deadline for application is May 1, but applications are accepted until all spots are filled.