The scholarship was established by departmental alumna Mary Rose "Rosie" Rexing Hall.
Barwe/Rexing Scholarship Requirements
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 upcoming fall 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.
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.
Award amounts vary from year to year. Most Department of Biology awards are between $500 and $3000; a few are larger.
How to apply
Application deadline has been extended to February 19, 2021.
Application materials will include a minimum of your curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation.
Additional application materials for this award:
A letter of support must be submitted separately by a faculty member.
New way to apply being implemented
We are pleased to announce that applying to Biology funding opportunities is shifting to a streamlined process in One.IU.
Students will have a single portal for finding funding. The system will also optimize opportunities by matching you to recommended awards of which you might not otherwise be aware.
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.
NOTE: One of the required questions is whether you have or will file a FAFSA for the coming year. Because some funding opportunities are given to students who demonstrate financial need, please consider the filing the FAFSA to provide the greatest access to funding.
For Biology awards, you must upload a current resume, 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. The capability to submit these materials was added to individual funding applications.
You will be sent emails about specific opportunities for which you are initially eligible, but may need to provide additional materials. These opportunities will tell you exactly what is needed—including your resume, personal statement, and letter of recommendation.
Start your general application today! Search in One.IU for the “IU Scholarships” tile.
Recommendations and nominations
Department of Biology faculty and postdoc fellows will be emailed a link to a web page where they may upload their recommendation letters. Non-departmental science faculty and science postdocs should contact the Department of Biology’s undergraduate advising office for assistance.
Student awards ceremony
Recipients of this award will be recognized at an online student awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021.