Awards & Scholarships

Underwood-Alger Scholarship

This scholarship program is based on merit and intended to provide support for students majoring in the biological sciences. For this program, special consideration is given to applicants who are female and have financial need. A gift from Dr. Nelda E. Alger provides funding for this scholarship. [Apply]

MCDB/Neuro. Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Summer fellowships of $1000 each are available for students doing research in an MCDB or Neuroscience faculty lab for 20 hours per week during the spring and/or summer. Any student working in an MCDB or Neuroscience lab is eligible, but some preference will be given to those working on a project for honors and to those with financial need. [Apply]

Beckman Scholars Program

Each chosen Beckman Scholar (maximum of 3) will receive an award of $19,300 over two summers and an academic year to support his/her education and research activities. Eligible students are...:  Majoring in the Program in Biology or Chemistry dept.; Sophomore or Junior standing (minimum of 3 terms completed); Citizen or Permanent Resident of United States; GPA of 3.7 or greater; ability to commit to one summer, academic year, and the following summer for part-time research; and working with (or interested in working with) one of the listed eligible mentors.  Read more about the Beckman Scholars Program. [Apply]

Christine Psujek Memorial Award

The Program in Biology has established a gift fund, in honor of Chris Psujek, who was highly valued part of the Biology Department and EEB and MCDB from 1982 to 2010. The Christine Psujek Memorial Undergraduate Award is presented annually to the graduating senior who submits the best Honors thesis in any of the biology majors. Donations may be made by contacting the MCDB administrative office (1127 Kraus Building) or making a gift online at www.lsa.umich.edu/alumni/giveonline.

Anne Rudo Memorial Award

The Anne Rudo Memorial Scholarship is an LS&A scholarship for which students majoring or with an academic interest in both psychology and biology are eligible.

The scholarship is given in memory of Anne Rudo. Anne was a senior at the University of Michigan at the time of her death. She was to have received a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology and planned to pursue an education in medicine. In addition to her academic achievements, Anne served as a volunteer in the medical field.

Selection of the scholarship recipient is based primarily on financial need, academic potential, academic interest in both psychology and biology, and consideration of past or present community or volunteer work. The award is for approximately $1,000. Students must apply for the award. Application materials should include the following: an electronic application including a statement of purpose (four pages or less) addressing your current involvement in academic and volunteer projects, your interest in psychology, biology, and medicine, your goals and future plans, and your financial need and how you would use the award if selected; two letters of recommendation (it is suggested, but not required, that the first letter be written by a Department of Psychology or Biology faculty member and the second letter be written by someone who has supervised your volunteer work); a proposed budget, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts. All applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Psychology Student Academic Affairs Committee.

This award will be available Winter Semester, visit the website for award application and deadlines. Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/undergraduate/currentstudents/awards