Scholarship Opportunities in the Biology Department

Majors within the Biology Department and pre-health professional students are eligible for a variety of scholarships based on academic performance and career pursuits.

Application Process:

Students must submit a scholarship application in order to be considered for scholarship funds.  Generally, scholarship funds are awarded in the Spring semester on a yearly basis. The Scholarship Committee meets in March to select scholarship awardees based on the criteria for each scholarship fund.  Scholarship letters are typically distributed to students in mid-April for awards to be made for the following academic year.

Maintaining a Scholarship:

Continuation of scholarships is predicated on the student continuing to make progress within their major, maintaining a good GPA, and maintaining full-time status.  In some cases, students enrolled part-time who are still making progres on their degree may be awarded pro-rated scholarships.

Scholarship Recipients:

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Washburn alumni and friends.  The Biology Department thanks all those donors who support our Scholarship Funds through the Washburn University Foundation.  Recipients are asked to write a brief Thank You Note to the donors; lack of follow-through may result in revocation of the scholarship.

Interested in Supporting Our Biology Scholarship Program?

If you would like to begin a new or enhance an existing scholarship, please contact either the Biology Department Chair ( or the Washburn University Foundation.  Thank you.

Biology Department Scholarship Funds:

We distribute monies from the following scholarship funds:

  • Sarah Lu Carter Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Robert H. Glazier Scholarship Fund
  • Shawnee Sportsmen Incorporated Scholarship Fund
  • Chalres S. & Doris F. Joss Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Glenn S. Millice Memorial Scholarship fund
  • Shipley-Hocker Scholarship Fund
  • Topeka Audubon Society Pear Maus Scholarship Fund
  • Jane Ayers McAleavey & Frank L. McAleavey Scholarship Fund
  • Sheldon and Virginia Cohen Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Biology
  • Frances & Helen Rigby Scholarship Fund

Biology Department Scholarshiop Committee

Dr. Tracy Wagner, Chair
Dr. Susan Bjerke
Dr. Rodrigo Mercader
Ms. Wendy Stafford

Color Photo of the North Face of Stoffer Science Hall in Autumn

2015-2016 Senior Scholarship Award Winner
Photo of Senior Scholarship Winner

(L-R) Rachel Beiker, Mollyanne Gibson, Tommy Robinson, Blaze Witten, and Dr. John Mullican. Rachel is the 2015-2016 Senior Scholarship Award Winner. The Award was presented to Rachel by Tommy, Mollyanne, and Blaze, the 2014-2015 Senior Scholarship Awardees.

2015-2016 Dean's Scholarship Award Winners
Photo of Dean's Scholarship Award Winners from Biology

(L-R) Elliot Konrade, Ken Schmanke, Marija Crockett, Dr. Laura Stephenson, and Dr. John Mullican. Elliot, Ken, and Marija each received a Dean Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Awards were presented by Dr. Laura Stephenson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.