Biology Scholarships

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Students who apply to and are accepted by UW-Platteville are eligible for a series of general university and specific college/major scholarships. Only admitted students will receive scholarship applications.  Information on general university scholarships is available online.

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Aspiring Biologist Scholarship ($1,500)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in biology who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in biology through participation in an internship or biology-related work experience are encouraged to apply. At time of application, applicants must have completed at least 30 credits and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25.
  • UW-Platteville Pioneer Biologist Scholarship ($750)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in Biology within their first year on our campus are encouraged to apply. Applicants must show promise in biology. 
  • Fiji Study Abroad Program in Biology Scholarship ($500)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in Biology who plan to participate in our Fiji Study Abroad Program are encouraged to apply. At the time of application, applicants must have completed at least 30 credits. Applicants must have been full-time at UW-Platteville in the semester prior to application. 
  • Chester Dziekanowski Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in biology, ornamental horticulture, or reclamation, environment and conservation (with biology emphasis) who have a strong interest in botany or entomology demonstrated through selection of completed courses are encouraged to apply. 
  • Clement E. Miller and Viola M. Miller Biology Education Scholarship ($500)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in biology with a secondary education emphasis are encouraged to apply. At the time of application, applicants must have completed at least 45 credits and have a GPA of at least 3.0.  Preference will be giving to students who have been active in any of the music activities offered at UW-Platteville. 
  • Elizabeth A. Duewer Endowed Scholarship in Biology ($500)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in biology are encouraged to apply.  At the time of application, applicants must have completed at least 45 credits and have a GPA of at least 3.0 (≥ 3.25 in biology).
  • George Kettler Memorial Scholarship in Biology ($500)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in biology who are pursuing a career in nursing or laboratory research designed to discover cures for diseases such as arthritis and diabetes are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. 
  • John Busby DDS and Affiliated Dentists Dental Scholarship ($500)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in biology who are pursuing a career dentistry or other health field are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Pioneering Progress in the Fields of Biology Scholarship ($500)
    • Current UW-Platteville non-traditional students (>24 years old) majoring in biology who have the desire to attain an undergraduate degree despite academic hardships are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will show perseverance and persistence in overcoming obstacles or difficulties encountered during college and will be involved with volunteer work or college extracurricular activities. By the end of this semester, applicants must have completed at least 30 credits and have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.3.
  • UW-Platteville Biology Excellence Award ($1,000)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring in biology who will be graduating in the coming year are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have completed a biology-related internship, job, independent study or extracurricular activity (documentation required). Preference will be given to students who have an interest in further biology education upon completion of their BS degree.  At the time of application, applicants must have a biology GPA of at least 3.5. 
  • UW-Platteville Biology Scholarship ($750)
    • Current UW-Platteville students majoring or minoring in biology are encouraged to apply. At the time of application, applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0.  Application should include an essay that addresses: What interested you in biology?  What are some of the highlights of your biology education? Unofficial transcripts are also required.
  • UW-Platteville Biology Seed Award ($1,000)
    • Current or incoming UW-Platteville students majoring or minoring in biology are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Percy Lavon Julien Science Scholarship ($1000)
    • Must be a member of an under-represented minority population, enrolling in biology and/or chemistry program. 

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