Microbiology and Plant Biology Scholarships

Botany-Microbiology Scholarships

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student who will be enrolled at OU next fall, you can apply for departmental scholarships! GO TO scholarships.ou.edu then click on APPLY NOW Applications close on February 1 of each year. The winners will be announced in the spring, and funds will be applied directly to your bursar account in the fall. Selection is by the departmental scholarship committee. For further information contact the department at 325-1644.

The table below shows who is eligible for each scholarship. Specific criteria are listed below the table.


Cross
Risser
Pfiester
McKinley
Chance
Cartmell
Plant Biology Majors






Undergraduates
X
X




Graduate students
X
X
X (females only)



Microbiology Majors






Undergraduates
X
X

X
X (rising seniors only)
X (rising seniors only)
Graduate students
X
X
X (females only)
X
X


Criteria for each departmental scholarship:

George L. and Cleo Cross Endowed Scholarships 

  • Full-time student (undergraduate or graduate) majoring in Plant Biology or Microbiology
  • Undergraduate students must be at the sophomore level or above and must have completed the equivalent of 30 undergraduate hours of credit during the academic year.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Paul G. Risser Scholarship 

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate) majoring in Plant Biology or Microbiology
  • Resident of the State of Oklahoma
  • Preference given to applicants who attended any Kay County high school.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Needs supplemental financial assistance

Lois Pfiester Women in Science Scholarship 

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled female graduate student working toward an advanced degree in the life sciences (preference given to students in Plant Biology and Microbiology)
  • Scholarship is based on merit in both teaching and research, and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible.

Margaret Root McKinley Scholarship 

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate) majoring in Microbiology
  • U.S. citizen
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Harrison L. Chance Scholarship 

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Microbiology; may be full-time or part-time in the upcoming fall semester
  • Undergraduates must apply as juniors, and the scholarship is to be used during the senior year.
  • Demonstrated high scholastic ability
  • Demonstrated financial need

Dr. Larry and Terri Cartmell Scholarship for Medical Technology 

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student majoring in Microbiology.
  • Apply as a junior; the scholarship is to be used during the senior year.
  • Students must plan to pursue a career in medical technology.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need and/or have worked in a research laboratory at the University of Oklahoma.

 

 

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