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.


$2,000. This competitive award will be disbursed during the summer.

Save the application form to your computer. Fill out the form using Adobe Acrobat Professional DC. (Acrobat Pro may be downloaded for free from under the "Design & Production" section of IUWare.) Choose "Save as" and rename your completed form as your Lastname_firstname_2020.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2020.pdf). Mac users: Please take the extra step of opening your completed form in Preview, select "print," and then use the "Save as PDF" option to resave the form to ensure your application is readable in Windows.

Application instructions Application form Submit your application

Recommendations and nominations

Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Please upload student award recommendations and nominations to the "Recommendations" dropbox.

Upload recommendations/nominations

Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award were to be recognized at a student awards ceremony on Friday, May 1, 2020; however, to ensure the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was cancelled.