Scholarships
​CST Department Scholarships

Undergraduate. Each College of Science and Technology department offers a number of scholarships – based on need, academic focus, career aspirations and other specific criteria – for incoming freshmen, transfer students and continuing students. In addition, click here to learn more about scholarships available for all CMU students. Be sure to also check out the National Scholarship Program too!

Graduate. Departments with graduate programs also offer teaching and research assistantships. Each assistantship provides a stipend and a tuition scholarship. Information about graduate assistantships is available from individual CST departments.

The following is a list of current scholarships by department. Click on the name of each department to find out more detailed, complete information about scholarship eligibility criteria and application procedures.

Department of Biology
Phone: 989-774-3227 

Incoming Freshman and Transfer Student Scholarships

Incoming Freshman Scholarship. A renewable award for up to three years for an incoming freshman who intends to major in biology and has a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, strong background in biology and chemistry, three years of mathematics, and an ACT composite score of 25 or better.

Irene Jorae Scholarship. A renewable award for up to three years for an incoming freshman who intends to major in biology and has a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, strong background in biology and chemistry, three years of mathematics, and an ACT composite score of 25 or better.

Nicholas and Mabel Cuthbert Scholarship. A renewable award for up to three years for an incoming freshman who intends to major in biology and has a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, strong background in biology and chemistry, three years of mathematics, and an ACT composite score of 25 or better.

Transfer Student Scholarship. A renewable award for up to three years for a transfer student majoring in biology and who has a university, college or community college background.

Undergraduate Scholarships


Dr. Maurice H. Chapin Pre-Medicine Award. A renewable award for a CMU junior or senior biology major planning to attend medical school (MD or DO only).

Claudia B. Douglass Science Education Award. A renewable award to recognize an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a major in elementary or secondary Integrated Science (preferred) or secondary Biology.

Robert G. Fell Memorial Scholarship. A renewable award to recognize an outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student (full-time or part-time) majoring in biology, with preference given to a disabled person.

Michigan Garden Club, Inc. Scholarship. A renewable award for an outstanding full-time biology undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student, with interests in any of a variety of botanical or land management subjects.


Dr. W.E. and Idonea Lewis Hersee Scholarship. A renewable award for a CMU junior or senior majoring in biology and planning to go to medical school (MD or DO only).


Olive Hutchinson-Kries Scholarship. A renewable award for an academically outstanding sophomore, junior or senior biology major.


Dr. Frank D. and M. Virjean Johnson Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award given every other year to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior majoring in chemistry, biology or physics. In alternate years, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior in science education.


Arthur Loren Kontio Outstanding Young Biologist Award. An award recognizing an outstanding freshman or sophomore majoring in biology. It is based solely upon letters of nomination from the Department of Biology faculty.


Dr. David S. and Bernice A. (Nelson) Lirones Scholarship. A renewable award for a junior or senior majoring in biology and pursuing studies in pre-medicine (MD) or pre-osteopathy (DO) only.


Kimberly Sue Mills Memorial Scholarship. A renewable award given annually to a junior or senior majoring in biology.


Pre-Medicine and Osteopathic Society Endowed Award. An award for an outstanding junior who has a minimum GPA of 3.25 and is an active member of the Society.

Tom and Nancy Storch Research Award. An award to support the summer research of a student with junior standing majoring in biology with a 3.0 or better GPA.

George R. Wheeler Scholarship. A renewable award for a CMU sophomore, junior or senior biology major pursuing studies in outdoor environmental education, ecology or conservation.


Daniel E. and Mildred G. Wujek Scholarship
. A renewable award for a botany or aquatic biology undergraduate student to support research. Preference is given to a botany student.

Graduate Scholarships


Raymond E. Hampton Excellence in Biology Research Award. An award for a second-year biology graduate student who is doing summer research at the CMU Biological Station.

Michigan Garden Club, Inc. Scholarship. A renewable award for an outstanding full-time biology undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student, with interests in any of a variety of botanical or land management subjects

Marion Whitney Summer Graduate Scholarship. An award for summer support of a graduate student who is completing a thesis in the field of zoology.

Daniel E. and Mildred G. Wujek Scholarship. An award for a botany or aquatic biology student to support research.

CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island Scholarships

CMU Biological Station Tuition Scholarships. Tuition scholarships are awarded to students who enroll for biology summer classes at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.

Suzanne and Raymond Baber, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Beaver Island Students. An award for a biology major or minor who is taking a course or courses at the CMU Biological Station.

Roy and Alice Burlington Beaver Island Endowed Award. An award for an undergraduate majoring in biology to support research at the CMU Biological Station.

Norvall C. and Evelyn Gagnon Bovee Scholarship. An award for biology majors or minors demonstrating financial need and taking courses at the CMU Biological Station.

Raymond E. Hampton Excellence in Biology Research Award. An award for a second-year biology graduate student who is doing summer research at the CMU Biological Station.

Gil and Kay Starks Endowed Scholarship. An award for a student who is seeking a Secondary Education Certification in biology, has an outstanding academic background, and is enrolled in a class at the CMU Biological Station.

Corey Paul Woiteshek Beaver Island Endowed Award. An award for an undergraduate biology major or minor enrolled in at least one class at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.

Department of Chemistry
Phone: 989-774-3981

Chemistry Department Scholarship. An award for a second semester freshman who has a signed chemistry or biochemistry major and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Wendell and Marcia Dilling Chemistry Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award for a senior chemistry major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Fran and Jim Falender Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry. A renewable award for a student majoring in chemistry or a cross-disciplinary program involving chemistry.

Malcolm H. Filson Endowed Scholarship. An award for a second semester sophomore, with a signed chemistry or biochemistry major, and who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Howell Scholarship in the Chemical Sciences. A renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, materials science or a related area. Preferably, the student will have initiated undergraduate research in the chemical sciences.

Dr. Frank D. and M. Virjean Johnson Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award given every other year to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior majoring in chemistry, biology or physics. In alternate years, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior in science education.

Dr. Frederick C. and Lois M. Kabbe Scholarship. A renewable award for a student enrolled in chemistry or mathematics with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to a part-time or full-time single parent household graduating from an Isabella County or contiguous county high school.

Robert E. and Cordelia B. Kohrman Scholarship. A renewable award for a CST junior majoring in chemistry, who has a minimum GPA of 3.2 and demonstrates outstanding performance in organic chemistry.

Mary Jane Merrill Scholarship. An award for a second semester junior with a signed chemistry or biochemistry major and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Dr. Barbara Leiting-O'Connell Family Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award for a full-time junior or senior with a signed chemistry major (first preference), or a physics or math major, with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Preference will be given to students desiring to attend graduate school and who demonstrate financial need.

Greg and Antoinette Rickle Scholarship. An award for students demonstrating financial need and who have a signed chemistry major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Shirley Larzelere Viele Scholarship. An award for a chemistry major who intends on becoming a high school chemistry teacher and who is actively involved in campus activities.

Department of Computer Science
Phone: 989-774-3774

Computer Science Endowment. An award for an incoming freshman who intends to sign a CPS or ITC major and has a minimum 3.3 GPA and a minimum 25 ACT score.

Karolak Computer Science Award. An award for a student who will be a junior or senior by the Fall semester with a GPA of 3.0, and who has completed and/or is currently enrolled in CPS 410 and has earned and/or will earn a grade of B.

George N. and Ernestine R. Lauer Scholarship. A renewable award for a junior who is a Michigan resident majoring in computer science, mathematics, speech pathology or English with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Roger and Kay Lee Endowment Scholarship in Computer Science. An award for an a sophomore, junior or senior who intends to graduate from CMU, has a GPA of 3.5 or higher and has a signed major in CPS or ITC.

Leonard and Betty Summers Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award for a student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is enrolled in the College of Science and Technology and Department of Computer Science. Preference will be given to those from Otsego County who demonstrate financial need and are active in community service.

Harold W. and Dorothy V. Zeoli Computer Science Award. An award for students majoring in computer science or information technology.

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Phone: 989-774-3179

Hubert Dixon Crider Scholarship. An award for a junior or senior in good academic standing with a major or minor in geology. Recipient selection is made by a Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences committee.

Thomas S. Knapp Alumni Field Camp Scholarship. An award for students with the appropriate background for admission to a summer course in geology.

Ole H. Kristofferson Award. An endowment for an award or appropriate equipment to geology students based on merit or achievement.

Wayne and Ethel Moore Endowed Scholarship. An award for an incoming freshman and geology major. Scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student maintains good academic standing and remains committed to a geology major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Wayne E. and Ethel P. Moore Field Trip Award. An award for junior or senior geology majors to support travel, lodging and other expenses for class and department sponsored field trips.

Martin Steinbis Endowed Scholarship. An award for a juniors or seniors majoring in geology. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, scholastic performance and leadership skills.

School of Engineering and Technology
Phone: 989-774-3033

Department Scholarships

Myron and Hazel Georgia Scholarship. A renewable award for a student majoring in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology Management: Computer-Aided Product Design, Industrial Technology Management: Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering and who has a GPA of 3.0 or better. Preference will be given to non-traditional students.

Frank and Virginia Irgang Scholarship. An award for a junior or senior who is a resident of Michigan and has a signed ET major.

John B. Slater Scholarship. A renewable award for a junior or senior with a signed authorization for a major offered by the School of Engineering and Technology, and who has a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Stephenson Engineering Scholarship. A renewable award for a junior or senior with a signed authorization for a major offered by the School of Engineering and Technology, and who has a GPA of 3.0 or better.

American Mitsuba Corporation Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award for a student with a signed authorization for a mechanical or electrical engineering major offered by the School of Engineering and Technology, and who has a GPA of 3.0 or better.

The Christman Company Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award for a student pursuing a major in construction management from the School of Engineering and Technology. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

National Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. A renewable award for a current sophomore or junior pursuing a bachelor's degree on a full-time basis, has an average of at least a B or equivalent and be in the upper fourth of the class, is a U.S. citizen, has demonstrated interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering, and is nominated by the college or university.

Department of Geography
Phone: 989-774-3323

Hugh Calkins Endowed Scholarship. An award for a student planning a career in the geographic information sciences. Applicant  must be a geography major with a concentration in the geographic information sciences, and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in geography courses and a 3.25 GPA overall.

C.W. Olmstead Award in Geography. A renewable award for a sophomore or higher with a signed major in geography, and who has a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major and a minimum overall GPA of 3.5.

Charles Warren and Denzil Slentz Thornthwaite Scholarship. An award for a student planning a career in geography. Applicant must be a junior or senior majoring in geography with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a 2.75 GPA overall, with demonstrated financial need.


Department of Mathematics
Phone: 989-774-3596

Nikoline A. Bye Endowed Reward. An award for a student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology who is a second semester junior or senior with a GPA of 3.6 or higher in the mathematics major, has at least one year left before graduation, and has been admitted to the teacher education program. Preference is given to a mathematics major on the elementary curriculum.

Dr. Frederick C. and Lois M. Kabbe Scholarship.
A renewable award for a student enrolled in chemistry or mathematics with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to a part-time or full-time single parent household graduating from an Isabella County or contiguous county high school.


Miller Mathematics Scholarship.
An award for a student who has 80 or more credit hours, has completed at least two semesters at CMU and is a mathematics, statistics or actuarial science major. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students who have graduated from Michigan high schools.


Richtmeyer Mathematics Scholarship. A renewable award for underclass or upperclass students. Underclass students must have completed or be enrolled in MTH 132 and have accumulated less than 26 semester hours of university/college credit. Upperclass students must have completed or be enrolled in MTH 223 and MTH 133 and have accumulated at least 30 hours of university/college credit.

Jozefaciuk and Rutkowski Mathematics Scholarship. An award for a junior or senior mathematics major who is a Michigan resident and U.S citizen, and who has at least 56 semester hours of credit and a GPA of 3.4.

Serier Mathematics Scholarship. An award for a student who is a Michigan resident, who has at least 56 hours majoring in mathematics and has a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with financial need.

St. Andre Endowed Award. An award for a student who has sophomore standing at the time of application and who has a signed major in the Department of Mathematics. Applicant must be a Michigan resident and show good potential for being successful in their major.

Whitmore Mathematics Scholarship. An award for a second semester junior or higher with at least 86 semester hours of credit, who has been admitted to Teacher Education, has a declared mathematics major and has a GPA of 3.6 or above in the mathematics major. Applicant must have at least one year left before graduation.


Department of Physics
Phone: 989-774-3321

Suzanne Rae and Walter James Bisard Endowed Scholarship. An award for an elementary or middle school science education teaching major/minor, and who is a sophomore, junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

David H. Current Endowed Scholarship. An award for a full-time junior or senior physics major enrolled in the College of Science and Technology and who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must demonstrate a passion for physics, growth in problem-solving skills and interest in experimental physics.

Dr. Frank D. and M. Virjean Johnson Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award given every other year to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior majoring in chemistry, biology or physics. In alternate years, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior in science education.

Kenneth W. and Margaret Cuff Saunders Scholarship. An award for a junior, senior or graduate student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Preference is given to English, journalism or physics majors.

Kenneth Wright Physics Scholarship. An award for a junior with a signed major in physics and who has a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and at least a 3.5 GPA in major/minor courses.


Science-Mathematics Education

Suzanne Rae Bisard Elementary Science Endowed Award.
A renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The award may be used for tuition, travel to science meetings, conferences, or membership in science organizations. Contact the Department of Physics for application and instructions.

Nikoline A. Bye Endowed Award. Aw​arded to a second semester junior or senior who has been admitted to the Teacher Education program, preferably one who plans to teach elementary curriculum. Contact the Department of Mathematics for application and instructions.

Claudia B. Douglass Science Education Award. A renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior who has a signed major or minor in integrated science and is pursuing an elementary education certificate. Applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.25 in all science classes (excluding mathematics). Contact the Department of Biology for application and instructions.

Dr. Frank D. and M. Virjean Johnson Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award given every other year to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior majoring in chemistry, biology or physics. In alternate years, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior in science education. Contact the Department of Biology for application and instructions.

CST Study Abroad Scholarships

Ranging from $200-$2,000, CST study abroad scholarships are intended to make study abroad affordable and to encourage you to take advantage of the excellent opportunities available.
  • Click here to learn more about the CST Study Abroad Scholarship.

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