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Scholarships

Scholarships awarded in the Biological & Environmental Sciences Department include the

  • Alton L. & Louise M. Biggs Endowment in Biology & Art
  • Dr. Elsie Bodemann Memorial Biology Endowment
  • Lucy Goolsby Hughes Memorial Scholarship
  • Donald Ingold Endowment
  • Gideon T. and Tena B. James Endowment
  • Dixie & Earl Kirk, Jr. Scholarship Endowment
  • Frances Elizabeth Potts Scholarship Endowment
  • Arthur M. Pullen Scholarship
  • Dr. Nolan McWhirter Endowment

Scholarship Details

Alton L. & Louise M. Biggs Endowment in Biology and Art
Requirements:
Full-time student attempting a Bachelor of Science degree who is a Junior by award date. Must have a general GPA of 2.5 and a major GPA of 3.5. Supply statement of career goals, campus activities and qualifications, along with your transcript. You cannot re-apply for this scholarship. Family and individual income will not be a consideration. Scholarship recipients must be Texas residents. Scholarship will be given to a Biology major in the even years.

  • Family and individual income will not be a consideration.
  • Scholarship recipients must be Texas residents.
  • Student will be registered the equivalent of full-time enrollment, as defined by the biology and art departments
  • The scholarship will be given to a junior in the fall for four semesters @ $1,000 per semester (total $4000 scholarship).
  • Scholarships will be given to a Biology major in even years and a Visual Arts major in odd years.
  • Total GPA must be at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 system) and must be maintained for the duration.
  • A GPA of at least 3.5 in major courses is required and must be maintained for the duration.
  • If the student does not return in his/her senior year or does not maintain the required GPA, etc. then the remaining $2,000 may be awarded to another senior in the same field.
  • The scholarship will be credited to my student account 10-days prior to the start of each semester.
  • Failure to meet these requirements may cause my scholarship to be revoked

Dr. Elsie Bodemann Memorial Biology Endowment 
Requirements:

  • Full-time student attempting a Bachelor of Science Degree, but only for Sophomore and Junior level.
  • Must have a major GPA of 3.25 in sciences.
  • Supply statement of career goals, campus activities and qualifications, along with your transcript.
  • Must have already made arrangements to complete research under a professor and have two faculty recommendations.
  • You can only re-apply for this scholarship once.

Donald Ingold Endowment

  • Full-time or part-time student attempting a Bachelor of Science degree who is enrolled by the award date.
  • Must have a general GPA of 2.75 on 12 semester hours or have been in the upper third of the graduating high school class.
  • Supply statement of career goals, campus activities, qualifications and athletic goals, along with your transcript.
  • Must show participation on an NCAA athletic team.
  • You can re-apply for this scholarship.

Gideon T. and Tena B. James Scholarship
Requirements:

  • Full-time student attempting an Environmental Science Degree who is a Sophomore or higher.
  • Must have a general GPA of 3.0. Supply statement of career goals, campus activities and qualifications, along with your transcript.
  • You can re-apply for this scholarship.

Francis Elizabeth Potts Scholarship Endowment
Requirements:

  • Full-time student attempting an Environmental Science Degree (major or minor) who has a minimum of 12 Semester hours of ENVS classes.
  • Must have a general GPA of 3.0 and a major GPA of 3.0.
  • Supply statement of career goals (specifically in ENVS), campus activities and qualifications, along with your transcript.
  • You can re-apply for this scholarship.

Arthur M. Pullen Scholarship
Requirements:

  • Full-time student attempting a Bachelor of Science degree, a Pre-Med Degree or a Pre-Dental degree who is a Junior with a minimum of 75 Semester Hours.
  • Must have a general GPA of 3.6 and a major GPA of 3.5.
  • Supply statement of career goals, campus activities and qualifications, along with your transcript.
  • You can re-apply for this scholarship.

Dr. Nolan McWhirter Endowment
Requirements:

  • Only students majoring in the field of teaching science are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  
  • Students receiving this scholarship must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours and must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA.
  • Past scholarship recipients of this award are eligible to apply again, but will be in competition with other applicants.
  • Applications may be picked up from the department of Biological & Environmental Sciences.
  • This scholarship will be administered by a selected committee through the department of Biological & Environmental Sciences.