Mower Fellowship Requirements

Alfred Parson Mower Fellowship

Established by Tracy L. Lawhon in 2011 in memory of her grandfather, Alfred Parson Mower, who funded her undergraduate education. Initially open to undergraduates only, the award was expanded to allow graduate student applications in 2012.


Open to select graduate students with a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology. Graduate student applicants must be in good academic standing. Note: There is no residency requirement for graduate student applicants.

Award amounts vary from year to year. Most Department of Biology awards are between $500 and $3000; a few are larger.

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To get started, you must initiate a general application by answering 5 required questions and electronically signing before submitting. The application contains many questions designed for undergraduate applicants to IU. Continuing undergraduate and graduate students need only complete the required pieces. The general application may be created at any time during the academic year.

For Biology awards, you must upload a current CV, a personal statement, and the email address of a faculty member who will supply a letter of recommendation. Refer to specific awards for additional required materials.

Recommendations and nominations

Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Submit graduate student award recommendations and nominations via the graduate advising office dropbox.

Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony to be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Biology Bldg. A100.