Blatchley Nature Study Club Scholarship Requirements

Blatchley Nature Study Club Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 by the Blatchley Nature Study Club of Noblesville, Indiana.

Eligiblility

Juniors and seniors with a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology who plan to apply to a graduate Plant Biology or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology degree program. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

Serious candidates should have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and have financial need. First preference is given to qualified candidates who have Indiana residency. Not sure you are a resident? See the Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status on the Registrar’s website.

Recipient MUST be willing to prepare and present a program to the club at a mutually agreed upon time, usually the following spring. (Research conducted through Biology X490 or its equivalent could provide material for this.)

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.

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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.