Robinson Scholarship Requirements

Sid Robinson Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Jean Robinson Peters to honor the memory of her father, Sid Robinson, an Olympic track star who became an internationally famous exercise and environmental physiologist. The scholarship was first awarded in 2016.


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, have at least sophomore status at the start of the fall 2019 semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.


$4,000 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.

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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.