Biological Sciences Scholarships

Dr. Charles J. Gould Jr. Botany Scholarship / Travel Award ($800)

Open to undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Science who are interested in Botany. Must clearly demonstrate coursework and/or research in a botanical field.

The Donald Cain Tarter Biological Sciences Student Research Scholarship ($1,000)

Open to undergraduate (juniors, seniors) or graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Must be actively involved in research in the following science areas: biological, environmental, biotechnical, biomedical or energy.

The Charlie Viers ’64 Scholarship in Life Sciences ($1,000)

Open to undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and first priority will be given to residents of Wayne County, WV.

Scholarships are awarded annually, and announcements will be made when each year’s application period opens.

All applications must include unofficial transcripts, contact information for two faculty references, and an one-page statement describing: (1) your overall research interests, (2) the research you are involved in at Marshall University, and (3) how your interests and research are within the scope of the award. All applications must be submitted through the University’s Scholarships Portal

All students can also browse the College of Science Scholarships page and the University Scholarship Portal for additional opportunities

Contact: Dr. Kyle Palmquist,