Each year during the spring semester, student scholarship and award applications are solicited. All recipients are announced at the Honors Convocation in April.
The Barbara Putnam Award
To receive this award the student of any major must have attained rising junior or rising senior standing. The student must have demonstrated a career interest in the environmental resources area. The Barbara Putnam Award is based on merit and need. The recipient does receive a monetary award.
Submit a brief essay in which you indicate your present aims in life, especially in relation to your environmental interests, your present activities related to them, and how you see your Albion College education relating to those aims. Attach to your essay a current Albion College student transcript. Turn your essay and transcript in to the Biology Department Office.
Steven D. Reed Award for Excellence in Student Laboratory Teaching
The Biology Department Faculty and Staff choose the recipients of the Steven D. Reed Scholarship. Only students who have previously or are currently working as Biology Department Assistants are eligible to receive this honor. No application is made for this scholarship.
The Marilyn Young Vitek Merit Scholarship in Biology
To be awarded this scholarship you must be a Biology Major, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.5. A sophomore must have completed three units of biology; juniors must have completed five units of biology. A brief essay is required. The essay should indicate your present goals in life, both biological and otherwise, the origins of those goals, and how you see your Albion College education, including your studies in biology, as related to them. Attach to your paper a current Albion College student transcript. Turn essay and transcript in to the Biology Department Office. The recipient receives a monetary award.
The Ewell A. and Barbara J. Stowell Scholarship in Environmental Biology
To be awarded this scholarship you must be a Biology Major with a GPA of at least 3.0. The criteria listed below must also be met. The recipient receives a monetary award.
Turn essay, transcript and letters of recommendation in to the Biology Department Office.
The A. Merton Chickering Prize in Biology
A. Merton Chickering taught at Albion College for 44 years, chaired and shaped the Biology Department for 39 years, and was an arachnologist of international reputation. The prize will be awarded for student research in biology. The criteria are listed below:
The Lyman S.V. Judson Award for the Outstanding Senior Biology Major
The Biology Department Faculty chooses the recipient of the Lyman S.V. Judson Award. No formal application is made for this award.
Premedical Scholarships for which you might be eligible (see below).
There are also Premedical Scholarships for which you might be eligible. For Premedical Scholarship and application information contact the Coordinator of the Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Institute.