A variety of awards ranging from scholarships based on academic excellence to fellowships for undergraduate research are available to students in the Division of Life Sciences. These awards are managed by the Office of Undergraduate Instruction of the Division of Life Sciences.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Scholarship
This scholarship is based on financial need and academic merit. Application is by invitation of the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Instruction. Intended for full time undergraduate students who are entering their junior year and whose major is Biological Sciences.
Award: $1000 (one award), renewable for a second year.
The Ralph and Eloise DeFalco Scholarship - Accepting Applications for 2023 Now!
This scholarship is based on high academic merit and a potential for excellence in a health related field. Applications are usually available in mid-February. Intended for full time undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences, who are entering their senior year and whose major is within the Division of Life Sciences (Biological Sciences; Cell Biology & Neuroscience; Genetics; Molecular Biology & Biochemistry).
Award: $1500 (four awards depending on the availability of funds).
Now Accepting Applications through April 3, 2023!
Division of Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (DLS-SURF)- Accepting Applications for Summer 2023 Now!
The Division of Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program consists of three categories of undergraduate research fellowships intended for RU-NB Life Sciences majors pursing novel, independent research. They include the DLS-SURF, HLS-SURF, and HGI-SURF. Awardees are expected to work in the lab full-time (40hrs/week) for 10 weeks and present at our summer poster session schedule in early August.
Now Accepting Applications through April 21, 2023
Life Sciences Student Support Awards
The Life Sciences Student Support Fund serves to further the professional development of our student researchers through funding opportunities to support their attendance at scientific conferences and present their research findings. It also serves to financially assist students with aspects of the application process for graduate research programs. A portion of the funds are available in the form of an emergency fund for our undergraduate students, should specific urgent financial needs arise. A limited number of stipends, up to $250 each, will be awarded. Students' financial situation will be taken into account in the award process.
Awards: Up to $250 each
Applications accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis
William B. Foster Award
This award is based on high academic merit, participation in research, and service to the community. Intended for a member of the graduating class whose major is Biological Sciences. Awardee will be notified prior to graduation.
Award: $500 and name engraved on a plaque displayed in Nelson Biological Laboratories (one award).
S. Oakley Van der Poel Award
This award is based on high academic merit and the intention to pursue the study of medicine. Intended for members of the graduating class whose major is Biological Sciences. Awardees will be notified prior to graduation.
Award: Merck Manual inscribed with the student’s name (eight or more awards depending on the availability of funds).
Betty Falk Yatvin Award
This award is based on high academic merit. Intended for members of the Rutgers College graduating class who have shown particular aptitude for and interest in the area of animal biology. Awardees will be notified prior to graduation.
Award: $100 (three awards).
Marjorie Frew Knox Award
This award is based on high academic merit. Intended for a member of the Douglass College graduating class who has completed the best honors project in biology. Awardee will be notified prior to graduation.
Award: $100 (one award).
Azzara Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Michael Azzara (RC ’69) to provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students majoring in the Life Sciences. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and departmental recommendations.
Award: $1,000 (one award)