Scholarships

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.  If you are a prospective student who intends to enroll at UW-Platteville, visit the New Freshman Scholarship page for further details.  

Currently enrolled UW-Platteville students interested in applying for Biology Department-Specific Scholarships must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.  To aid the scholarship committee, in the "Other Information" section of the on-line scholarship application, please indicate Biology Scholarships that you would particularly like to be considered for from the list below.  Review scholarship descriptions below for examples of criteria that the scholarship committee will consider when reviewing scholarship applications.  In addition, for those scholarships marked with an asterisk, an additional essay must be completed as described in the scholarship description.

Please state your qualifications in the comments section of the general form, and send any required essays or supporting materials to the Biology Department at biology@uwplatt.edu by the March 1st deadline.

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Aspiring Biologist Scholarship*
    • 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.  Recipients will be selected based on a written essay answering the questions:  "What are your specific post-graduation goals and how has your internship or work experience in biology prepared you to meet your goals?"  Essays should be 1250 words or less.  
  • UW-Platteville Pioneer Biologist Scholarship
    • 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
    • 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
    • Current UW-Platteville Biology major with Botany or Ecology emphasis or Ornamental Horticulture or Reclamation major. At time of application, applicants must have completed at least 45 credits (must have junior or senior standing); have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5; and must have completed at least two upper-level Biology courses that demonstrate a strong interest in botany or entomology. Preference to students who have volunteer experience in the field of Botany. 
  • Clement E. Miller and Viola M. Miller Biology Education Scholarship
    • 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.
  • Craig J. Howard Biology Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad or Summer Research*
    • First generation student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Must show some financial need.  Students may apply multiple years. An essay should be submitted to the Biology Department, outlining how criteria have been met.
  • Elizabeth A. Duewer Endowed Scholarship in Biology* 
    • 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). An essay is required that includes your career plans and the steps you have taken so far to attain your goal(s).  In addition, include any research you have done or any conferences you have attended that are related to your goal(s) where you may have presented a paper.
  • George Kettler Memorial Scholarship in Biology 
    • 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 
    • 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.
  • Dr. Mike Roy Biology Award*
    • Current UW-Platteville biology major who has reached sophomore status at the time of application.  Must have met one or more of the following criteria, in order of priority:  (1) participating in a biology field course/experience through Biol 4710 Selected Regional Habitats or other biology field course/experience approved by the Biology Department, (2) participating in an international study abroad program, and/or (3) participating in an undergraduate research experience in the Biology Department.  An essay should be submitted to the Biology Department, outlining how criteria have been met.
  • Pioneering Progress in the Fields of Biology Scholarship 
    • 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 
    • 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
    • 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. Unofficial transcripts are also required.
  • UW-Platteville Biology Seed Award
    • 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
    • Must be a member of an under-represented minority population, enrolling in biology and/or chemistry program.