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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Department of Biology offers several scholarship opportunities for Biology undergraduate students. Completed applications must be returned to the Biology office (BSB B.207) by Friday, February 28, 2014 in order to be considered. To be competitive for biology scholarships, students should be of junior or senior standing with at least 12 hours of biology courses completed at Baylor. Please keep in mind that all applications listed below require an unofficial transcript with the fall 2013 grades.

Kenny Cameron Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Kenny Cameron Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Keith C. and Michelle M. Cameron of Austin, Texas, in memory of Kenny Cameron who passed away September 13, 2006, at the age of 44. Kenny was born in Waco, Texas, and graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas. In 1984, he received his B.A. degree in Biology from Baylor University. While a student at Baylor he was a member of Kappa Omega Tau fraternity and Student Foundation. Kenny was involved in the Prayer Ministry. Additionally, he was a board member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and a life member of the Baylor University Alumni Association..

This endowed scholarship fund provides assistance to deserving undergraduate students who are from Harris County, Texas, and who are majoring in biology. Additionally, scholarship awards will be made on the basis of merit and need.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows: 

  • Must be a declared Biology major
  • Must be from Harris County, Texas
  • Must not have a grade of I (incomplete) in any Biology course
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid Office

This completed application along with an unofficial transcript with the prior semester grades must be submitted on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.

For application, please click here.

Eugene Crowder Memorial Tuition Scholarship

These fund awards are designed to help defray tuition costs for undergraduate students for any 3000, 4000 or graduate level Baylor Biology course. This is applicable for the semester following the semester of the award. Academic accomplishments and financial need of the applicants will also be considered.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

• Must be a declared Biology major
• Must be an undergraduate of junior or senior standing
• Must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater and a Biology GPA of 3.0 or greater
• Must not have a grade of I (incomplete) in any Biology course
• Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid Office

This completed application along with an unofficial transcript with prior semester grades must be submitted on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.

For application, please click here.

The David W. Eldridge Endowed Scholarship Fund

The David W. Eldridge Endowed Scholarship Fund at Baylor University was established in 2003 by the family of Dr. Robert Larry Meek of Odessa, Texas, in  memory of Linda Cohorn Meek, wife of Dr. Meek and mother of David Meek, Lacy Meek Phillips, and niece Lisa Camille Cohorn. Dr. Robert Meek was Dr. Eldridge's first graduate student and after finishing his M.S. Degree in Biology, he attended Baylor Dental School and is currently practicing dentistry in Odessa. The famly of the late Linda Meek established this endowed scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Eldridge and in loving memory of their wife, mother and sister. The scholarship fund provides assistance to students of Baylor University who are majoring in biology based on the student's academic performance and financial need. Preference will be given for students planning to enter any of the health care professions.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a declared Biology major
  • Must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater
  • Must have a Biology GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Must have no grade of I (incomplete) in any Biology course
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid Office
This completed application, an unofficial transcript with the prior semester grades along with a one-page summary of why you are applying for this scholarship, your career goals and how the scholarship will help you achieve these goals must be submitted on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.

For application, please click here.

Folmar Research Grant

The Department of Biology funds undergraduate research through the Folmar Research Fund. Proposals are accepted early in the spring semester and awards are made in April at the Annual Biology Awards Night. To be eligible for this grant you must be pursuing a research project with a Department of Biology faculty member.

For more information about this grant see information page included with application.

For application, please click here.

Folmar Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship

This scholarship helps offset tuition costs for undergraduate students in any 3000, 4000 or graduate level Baylor Biology course. This is available for the semester following the semester of the award. Academic accomplishments and financial need of the applicants will also be considered.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

• Must be a declared Biology major
• Must be an undergraduate of junior or senior standing
• Must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater and a Biology GPA of 3.0 or greater
• Must not have a grade of I (incomplete) in any Biology course
• Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid Office

This completed application along with an unofficial transcript with prior semester grades must be submitted on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.

For application, please click here.

Frederick R. Gehlbach Endowed Scholarship Fund

This award is presented in honor of Dr. Frederick R. Gehlbach, an outstanding professor of ecology in the Department of Biology from 1963 to 1995. Awards are made annually on the basis of merit with need being a secondary consideration.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be an identified major in the Department of Biology Ecology Program
  • Must be classified as a junior by hours completed
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to be eligible for a second award
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid Office
This completed application along with an unofficial transcript with the prior semester grades must be submitted on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.

For application, please click here.

F. Ray Wilson Scholarship

Scarlett Bowden, Jeffrey Bowden and John Bowden of Waco, Texas established the F. Ray Wilson Endowed Academic Scholarship in Biology to honor F. Ray Wilson. Dr. Wilson was an alumni by choice at Baylor University where he served as Professor of Biology, Director of the Honors Program and a Master Teacher. He was also a member of the Baylor/Waco Foundation. This endowed scholarship is awarded by the Department of Biology at Baylor University to biology pre-med students on a merit basis.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a declared Biology major
  • Must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater
  • Must have a Biology grade point average of 3.0 or greater
  • Must have no grade of I (incomplete) in any Biology course
This completed application, an unofficial transcript with the prior semester grades and a summary of any Baylor volunteer service activities must be submitted on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.

For application, please click here.

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler Freshman Biology Scholarship

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler generously provided this scholarship fund to be awarded to the top two freshman biology majors who took general biology during their freshman year. These awards are chosen by the Department of Biology based on academic record. There is no application for this award. Honorees will be notified in the spring semester after their freshman year.

Limnology and Aquatic Ecology Scholarship

The Limnology and Aquatice Ecology Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 by Mr. James M. Short III to support undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing careers in limnology or aquatic ecology. Jim was a graduate student at Baylor and worked under the direction of Dr. Owen Lind.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a declared Biology major
  • Undergraduates must be pursuing a BS emphasizing in limnology or aquatic ecology
  • Undergraduates must be registered with the Student Financial Aid Office
  • Graduate students must be working in labs of Department of Biology faculty members affiliated with the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR)

For undergraduate student application please click here.
For graduate student application please click here.


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