We award scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology each year. These include awards for incoming freshmen and transfer students who are planning to major in biology at CMU and students taking summer classes or doing research at the Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island.
To apply for any of our scholarships, click here for the online application. After filling out your personal information at the top of the page, remember to read the descriptions and qualifications for each scholarship listed, then check the box for each scholarship that you would like to be considered for. In addition to the application form, all applications require a personal statement outlining your qualifications and financial need, copies of current transcripts, a curriculum vita (c.v.), and two completed recommendation forms. Some scholarships have additional application requirements (see the application form). You can download the c.v. template HERE to create your c.v. For letters of recommendation, download the recommendation form HERE. Your application will be stronger with a recommendation from a professor, teacher or professional supervisor, if possible.
Return all applications materials to the Biology Department (only complete applications will be reviewed) by email to BioScholarships@cmich.edu. Applications for the CMU Biological Station Scholarships will be forwarded to the Director of the CMU Biological Station for selection.
New Student Scholarships
CMU Biological Station Tuition Scholarships
Purpose: Tuition scholarships are awarded to students who enroll for Biology summer classes at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.
Qualifications: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply for tuition remission for one biology class each summer.
Award Amount: up to $500
Renewal Status: This award is renewable upon reapplication.
Scholarship/Donor Information: This scholarship was established in the late 1970s by the first director of the CMU Biological Station, Dr. Matthew Hohn, and Emeritus Professor of Biology, Dr. Roy Burlington. Its function was and continues to be to encourage students who could otherwise not afford tuition, to enroll in credit courses offered at CMUBS. To this day it has been funded by private donations and the deposit return of aluminum cans at CMUBS.