Barwe/Rexing Scholarship Requirements

Barwe/Rexing Scholarship

The scholarship was established by departmental alumna Mary Rose "Rosie" Rexing Hall.


Open to Direct Admit students who have a declared major in the IUB Department of Biology. Students must be in their first year on the Bloomington campus at the time of application and have at least sophomore status at the start of the fall 2019 semester.

Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Preference will be given to students from the following Indiana counties: Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.


Minimum of $3,000 and might be renewable for two additional academic years, providing the student is in good academic standing and is making progress towards his/her degree. Recipients eligible for renewal will be given special instructions for the renewal process.

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.

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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.