Students in the Department of Biological Sciences are eligible for a number of scholarship opportunities. Most of these scholarships are applied to through the Beach Scholarships system between November 1, 2018 and February 15, 2019.
Bennet and Peggy Kayser Student Award
The Bennet and Peggy Kayser Student Award provides support to be used for research expenses associated with field research.
- Award: Up to $500
- Undergraduate continuing student
- Major in Department of Biological Sciences
- Must be sponsored by a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences
- Must submit a research proposal
The Biotech Scholarship supports students majoring in Biological Sciences.
- Award: Up to $1,500
- Biological Sciences Major: Marine Biology, Biology, Biology Education Organismal Biology, Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology, and Microbiology
- Undergraduate Junior or Senior enrolled minimum twelve (12) OR Graduate enrolled minimum (1) unit
- GS 700 students are eligible
- GPA 3.0 or higher
Donald Reish Student Research Grant Endowed Scholarship
The Donald Reish Student Research Grant Endowed Scholarship supports students majoring in Marine Biology.
- Award: Up to $1,100
- Marine Biology, Biology M.S., Microbiology M.S. majors
- Undergraduate and graduate continuing student
- Must be doing research in Marine Biology under the supervision of a Marine Biology faculty
- Funds may be used for supplies, equipment and travel related to research project
Dr. Vern Eveland Memorial Award
The Dr. Vern Eveland Memorial Award supports graduate students in Microbiology.
Award: Up to $2,500
- Microbiology Major
- Graduate continuing student
- Must be in good standing
- Must have dedication to science balanced with altruism to others as evidenced by volunteerism, community service and/or dedication to a cause
Frank Schatzlein Endowed Student Award
The Frank Schatzlein Endowed Student Award supports students in the Biological Sciences Academic Program.
Award: Up to $1,500
- Be an undergraduate student with upper division standing
- Major in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Cellular Physiology
- Have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher
- Obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences
- Be enrolled for the semester in which the funds are distributed
Linda Lee Warren Graham Endowed Scholarship
The Linda Lee Warren Graham Endowed Scholarship supports students majoring in Microbiology; undergraduate students pursuing internships in medical technology and graduate students pursuing research in a field medically or clinically related to medical technology.
- Award: Up to $2,000
- Microbiology Major
- Undergraduate or Graduate continuing student
- GPA 3.5 or higher
- Must demonstrate financial need
- Motivated student with goals and objectives
Loomis Research Award
The Loomis Research Award supports students majoring in Biology. This award is to provide funds for graduate student research projects.
- Award: Up to $1,250
- Biology Major
- Graduate student eligible to advance to candidacy
Los Angeles Rod & Reel Club Grad Research
The Los Angeles Rod & Reel Club Grad Research supports graduate students working on marine biology-related research projects.
- Award: Up to $2,500
- Biology Sciences Major
- Graduate continuing student
- Must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units/semester
- Must be doing marine-biology research
The following scholarship is also available:
Handloser Graduate Tuition Grant Program in Marine Biology For Entering Graduate Students
The primary goal of the Handloser Graduate Tuition Grant Program in Marine Biology is to support entering graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree, who have been accepted under the supervision of a marine biology faculty. The tuition grant is offered on a competitive basis for the Fall of each year to at least one outstanding entering graduate student accepted to the Department of Biological Sciences, who will be working on marine biology-related research. The award will cover the cost of California in-state tuition for the recipients first two semesters at CSULB. Recipients are expected to acknowledge the Handloser Graduate Tuition Grant Program in Marine Biology in any public presentations and publications resulting from their thesis work at CSULB.
Criteria for Award and Selection Process
The tuition grant is to be offered to outstanding entering graduate students in the field of Marine Biology at CSULB and is to be used to pay their in-state tuition costs for a the first two semesters. The awardees will be chosen based upon academic merit according to the following criteria:
- The student must be accepted into the graduate program of the Department of Biological Sciences at CSULB to be eligible for the award. All application materials (Department application, University application, GRE scores, transcripts and Handloser Tuition Grant application essay) must be complete and received by the Student Services Coordinator, Christina Schneider (Christina.Schneider@csulb.edu), by February 15 to be considered for the tuition grant.
- An eligible student will be evaluated and ranked based on his/her undergraduate science/math GPA, one letter of recommendation that the student must request from the supervising CSULB Marine Biology faculty member, other letters of recommendation that are submitted as part of the Department graduate program application, evidence of publications or other research experience, and the quality of Handloser Tuition Grant application essay. The application essay will consist of a 750-word narrative where the applicant will describe her/his research interests and career goals (see application form).
- The awards are to be granted only to students starting in the fall semester and must be used in their first year. The award is to cover only the cost of in-state tuition for the first two semesters.
Award recipients will be notified of the tuition grant offer by March 15 along with the Department acceptance letter. The prospective awardee(s) will have until April 1 to respond in writing declaring their intention to attend CSULB and accept the tuition grant.
Out of state prospective students are eligible to apply for the tuition grant and, if offered, will be awarded the equivalent of California in-state tuition costs. The supervising CSULB Marine Biology faculty member can request an out-of-state tuition waiver from the University for the applicant. These awards are also made on a competitive basis.
All application materials MUST be received by the Department of Biological Sciences no later than February 15.