Purpose: This award is for a second-year biology graduate student who is doing summer research at the CMU Biological Station.

Qualifications: Applicant must be a second-year biology graduate student who is doing summer research at the CMU Biological Station.

Award Amount: up to $500

Renewal Status: This award is not renewable.

Scholarship/Donor Information: The endowment was established in memory of Dr. Raymond E. Hampton, who dedicated 24 years of service, loyalty, and positive influence to CMU and the Department of Biology. Applicant must submit a prospectus defining the research project to be accomplished while at the CMU Biological Station and a budget of expected research expenses. The awardee must also submit a statement of research progress and accomplishment to the Department of Biology by the following September 15. The award may be used for tuition, books, and room and board expenses at the CMU Biological Station. It may also be used for expenses involved in presenting research results at a meeting or conference.
Purpose: This scholarships is awarded to an outstanding full-time biology undergraduate junior or senior, or a graduate student with interests in any of a variety of botanical or land management subjects.

Qualifications: Applicant must have taken a general botany course, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA overall with a minimum 3.25 GPA in biology courses, and a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. At least one additional plant course must be taken.

Award Amount: up to $1,000

Renewal Status: This award is renewable upon reapplication.

Scholarship/Donor Information: This scholarship is sponsored by the Garden Clubs of Michigan to encourage the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, land management and other related subjects.
Purpose: This award is for summer support of a graduate student who is completing a thesis in the field of zoology.

Qualifications: Applicant must be a graduate student in the area of zoology enrolled at CMU, who has completed at least 6 graduate credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or better. Applicant must be pursuing a Plan A thesis with a research prospectus on file. A research prospectus should be included in the application.

Award Amount: up to $1,000

Renewal Status: This award is not renewable.

Scholarship/Donor Information: Marion Whitney was hired in 1963 and taught in the Biology Department until 1981 when she retired. She was diversely trained and her research centered on rock weathering. Upon her death several years ago, her estate established this scholarship.
Purpose: This award is for a botany or aquatic biology graduate student to support research.

Qualifications: Applicant must be in botany or aquatic biology with a GPA of at least a 3.0.  Preference is given to a botany student.

Award Amount: up to $650 and is limited to one summer.

Renewal Status: This scholarship is renewable upon reapplication.

Scholarship/Donor Information: Established by Daniel E. and Mildred G. Wujek, both CMU alumni. Dr. Dan Wujek was a graduate student and then a faculty member in the Biology Department until he retired in 2004. Each applicant must provide a detailed research prospectus with the application. The award may be used for tuition, books, room and board at a biological station, research logistic support and/or supplies in support of research.