Scholarships and Awards

In order to be eligible for scholarships within the College of Natural Sciences students must complete the CSU, Chico online scholarship application October 1 - December 15.

Department of Biological Sciences Scholarships and Awards

Complete the online application:

Clark Porter Biological Sciences Scholarship

Clark Porter is a 1948 CSU Chico biology graduate and retired senior scientist from Monsanto. Criteria: Major in biological sciences; open to junior, senior graduate students, preferably member of Omicron.

Garrett Gibson Memorial Botany Scholarship

Garrett Gibson received his master’s degree in botany from CSU Chico and was a researcher at the Vina Plains vernal pools working with the Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance. Criteria: Minimum 3.0 GPA, graduate student with major in botany or a botanical thesis topic. May be eligible twice.

Megan Lee Hudzik Scholarship

 Established in memory of a biological sciences graduate student by her family. Criteria:  Major in biological sciences.

P & T Progressive Scholarship Established by an anonymous donor to be split between Biology and Kinesiology.
Phillip A. Cothern Memorial Scholarship

Phillip A. Cothern was a 1979 CSU, Chico graduate who was a Biological Sciences major. His interests were in wildlife biology. In October 1995, he was killed in an automobile accident. Criteria: Major in biological sciences with emphasis in organismal biology.

Sterling E. Rood Memorial Scholarship

Sterling E. Rood was a local veterinarian. Criteria: First preference for a returning teacher who is a Biological Sciences major. Preference given to teachers returning to college as biology majors with the intent of a career change or to further their education with a degree in biology. Junior or senior biological sciences majors with financial need and potential will also be considered.

Scholarship supplemental documents: