The Department may award teaching or research assistantships that provide a stipend and tuition waiver that is based on a percentage of time of the appointment. These assistantships are primarily awarded in the spring for the following fall semester. Applications for support should be received by January 15 in order to receive full consideration. Fellowship Opportunities:
Bruno Klinger Memorial
This is a privately funded scholarship created in the memory of Professor Klinger by his family and friends.
Criteria: Priority given to a senior majoring in botany. Second choice, a senior biology major with an emphasis in botany. Third choice, a botany graduate student. All must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Awards: One undergraduate student preferred. Occasionally awarded to a graduate student.
Native American Women in Science Scholarship
Created by the estate of Katharine Douglass to help the College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Biology recruit and retain women from specific indigenous groups to become undergraduate or graduate students in the sciences. Recipients exhibit strong academic performance and are enrolled in the natural sciences.
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Criteria: An undergraduate or graduate student majoring in the sciences who demonstrates strong academic performance and financial need. Must be a registered female member of a U.S. federally recognized Indian tribe or a member of an indigenous tribe in Canada, Mexico, or Central America.
Awards: One or more to undergraduate or graduate students.
Harold David Harrington Graduate Fellowship
Created by Edith Harrington in memory of her husband, a faculty member in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and the curator of the Colorado State University Herbarium. This fund awards outstanding graduate students working toward a biology degree with emphasis in the field of plant evolutionary biology or a related field.
Criteria: Satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree with an emphasis in plant evolutionary biology or a related field and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Awards: One or more graduate students annually.
Edward and Phyllis Reed Scholarship
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Reed, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student working on freshwater Copepoda research or studying the limnology of an inland lentic environment, thus continuing the academic work conducted by Dr. Reed during his career as a researcher and faculty member of Colorado State University.
Criteria: Graduate student working on freshwater Copepoda research or studying the limnology of an inland lentic environment. If there is no candidate in either of these areas of research, the award may be given to a graduate student studying the biology of any species of freshwater invertebrate animal of lentic, lotic, or ground water environments.
Awards: One graduate student.