Seward Award Requirements

Fred Seward Award

The award was established by the George E. Archer Foundation in 2014 to honor the memory of Fred Seward—an Indiana University alumnus, track star, and local businessman.


Any undergraduate who has a declared major in the IUB Department of Biology and who works in ecology, environmental biology, or in sustainable forestry or gardening through curricula, research, or outreach. Must be of at least sophomore standing and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Graduating seniors may not apply.

Note: A review committee of two Biology faculty members in conjunction with representatives of the George E. Archer Foundation will select each year’s recipient.



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_2019.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2019.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 will be recognized at a student awards ceremony held on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall A100.