Barwe/Rexing Scholarship Undergraduate Requirements

Barwe/Rexing Scholarship

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


Students who will at least be sophomores in the fall semester after application, and who have a declared major in the IUB Department of Biology.


  • 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 may be renewable for two additional academic years provided the student is in good academic standing and is making progress towards his/her degree.


Application for this award is by invitation only to College of Arts and Sciences direct admit students who have a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology.

Students will not be invited to apply for this award during the spring 2017 semester.

How to apply

Students will not be invited to apply for this scholarship during the spring 2017 semester.

The recipient of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Submit all materials listed on the application instructions. A letter of support must be submitted separately by a faculty member.

Megan H. Dixon, 2016 Barwe/Rexing Scholar

This is the second year in a row that Megan Dixon received the Barwe/Rexing Scholarship. She is earning a B.S. in Biology. Last fall, Megan began working in the Bever lab, assisting a graduate student on his thesis project on fungal and microbial interactions. She now works in Distinguished Professor Keith Clay’s lab, continuing to do ecology research related to fungal interactions.

Megan has accrued several academic honors since coming to IU, including receipt of the IU Provost’s Scholarship and a Hutton Honors College Scholarship. She has been on the Dean’s List since the fall of 2014. In addition to her academic pursuits, Megan is an executive board member of the Hoosier St. Jude Ambassadors and is actively engaged in the Filipino Student Association.