Departmental Scholarships

Each year, students in can apply for scholarships offered by the College of Science. These scholarships are open to all eligible students in the college and have varying criteria. Many of the academic departments within the College of Science also offer scholarships for students in their programs. Highlights of the departmental scholarships are listed on this page. Students can check with their advisors to discover available scholarships.

Biological Sciences | Criminal Justice & Criminology | Mathematics | Physics

Biological Sciences Scholarships

The Department of Biological Sciences has three students awards for 2022-2023. Review of applications will begin in September 2022. All applications must include unofficial transcripts, contact information for two faculty references, and an one-page statement describing: your overall research interests, the research you are involved in at Marshall University, and how your interests and research are within the scope of the award.

Dr. Charles J. Gould Jr. Botany Scholarship / Travel Award
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
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
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.

Please contact the Biological Sciences Department at for more information.

Criminal Justice & Criminology Scholarships

The Criminal Justice & Criminology Department has four need-based scholarships available to returning students that range from $400-1500.

Roger W. Simmons Scholarship for Criminal Justice

Dora L. Simmons Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Justice

Jeanette Kitto Schumacher Scholarship for Criminal Justice

Glenn W. Burner Memorial Scholarship

Please contact the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department at for more information.

Mathematics Scholarships

The Department of Mathematics is the steward for five financial scholarships, which are outlined below:

Betty Frame McConihay Memorial Scholarship
The recipient for this renewable award shall be a full-time, undergraduate student who is majoring in math and is in good academic standing. First preference shall be given to a resident of West Virginia and to someone who wants to teach math.

The Francis E. and William W. Beldon Endowed Scholarship
The recipients shall be full-time student, undergraduate students, who are majoring in Mathematics in the College of Science who has need per standards of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, with preference to a resident of West Virginia.

Gilbert S Elliott Scholarship
This scholarship shall support students majoring in science or mathematics.

Sheldon and Connie Lynn Jones Scholarship COS
The recipients shall be sophomore students who are West Virginia residents with demonstrated financial need and have a 2.75 GPA or better. The recipients shall be full-time students working towards a degree with a declared major in mathematics in the College of Science (COS).

Vernon Sharp Scholarship
This scholarship shall benefit graduates of Cabell Midland High School. They shall be full-time student(s) in the College of Science, with first priority to majors in mathematics who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need per standards determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Please contact the Mathematics Department at for more information.

Physics Scholarships

Each year the Department of Physics has 3 scholarships to give to its students:

A. Dixon Callihan, Donald C Martin, and Ralph P. Hron memorial Physics Scholarship

Alva and Dixon Callihan/John Marshall Scholarship

Dr. Thomas J. and Mary A. Manakkil Memorial Scholarship

Please contact the Physics Department at for more information.