Purpose: To provide awards to incoming freshmen who intend to major in biology and who have outstanding high school academic backgrounds.
Qualifications: Applicant must be an incoming freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, strong background in biology and chemistry, three years of mathematics, and a minimum composite score of 25 (ACT), or 1200 (SAT).
Award Amount: up to $500
Renewal Status: This award is renewable for up to three additional years upon reapplication. To be eligible for renewal, the recipient must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better freshman year and a 3.25 thereafter, with a 3.0 or better in biology, chemistry, and physics courses. The student must complete at least one biology course per semester as a full-time student.
Scholarship/Donor Information: Established in 1966 by Rodney J. Rogers, a former student, and contributed to by many other students, faculty, family and friends to commemorate her 37 years of service (1923 – 1960) to CMU. Irene was an ornithologist, author of the booklet “Guide for Young Naturalists”, dedicated teacher, friend, and counselor who served 24 years as head of the Biology Department. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen planning to major in Biology.