How to Apply

Applications are accepted from December to February each year for scholarships awarded for the following academic year. The deadline for 2016-2017 scholarships is February 15, 2016.

All Biological Sciences scholarship applications are submitted through the Scholarships and Financial Aid Scholarships Gateway. After you log in to her Scholarships Gateway, you will be asked to complete a demographic information section. Once this information is submitted you will be able to access the link for College of Science scholarships (you apply once for both groups of scholarships). Completing all components of the application (personal statement, resume, letter of recommentdation, question check boxes, and FAFSA) will ensure that you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. 


I.D. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Given to a Pre-Vet Biological Sciences major. The students should exhibit high academic achievement (GPA 3.5 or higher).

Deborah Koller Scholarship

Awarded to individuals aspiring for a research career. The student should demonstrate high academic achievement (GPA 3.5 or higher) and should have some experience in biological research at Virginia Tech.

Joe and Barbara Cowles Scholarship

Awarded to students who are planning to enter the fields of nursing, teaching, professoriate, or research and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students in the Honors Program. (Minimum GPA 3.2, FAFSA required)

Dr. Stephen D. Lutz Scholarship

Awarded to students who are Virginia residents, demonstrate strong financial need, and have a GPA over 3.0. (FAFSA required)

Ralph E. Carlson Memorial Freshman Scholarship

Awarded to an entering freshman based on academic achievement and financial need. (GPA 3.5 or higher, FAFSA required)

Ralph Carlson Memorial Scholarship in Ornithology

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in ornithology. 

Rachael Hill Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a rising sophomore undergraduate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and a record of University or community involvement (research, leadership, and/or service).


Please direct all questions and concerns to Mary Lipscomb