Tatum Scholarship Requirements

William J. Tatum Scholarship

Established in 2002 by the late William J. Tatum, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and completed his education at Indiana University thanks to the G.I. Bill. Mr. Tatum earned two degrees from Indiana University: B.S. Educ. 1961 Biological Sciences and M.A. for Teachers 1966 Biology. He taught biology and general science to seventh and eighth graders in Bloomington-area schools throughout his career. Mr. Tatum hoped his scholarship would serve to encourage new generations of science students, and he had the pleasure of seeing six students awarded the Tatum Scholarship before his death at the age of 81.


Any undergraduate who has a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology and a GPA of 3.5 or better. Must have demonstrated financial need.



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.