Undergraduate Financial Support

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University of Illinois Office of Student Financial Aid
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School of Integrative Biology Undergraduate Awards 2017

The School of Integrative Biology is pleased to offer the following awards to undergraduates majoring in Integrative Biology or Integrative Biology Honors. Most of these awards have been made possible by generous donations by friends of the School.

Full descriptions and eligibility requirements of all awards are provided in this PDF document. To apply for one or more awards, compile all required material into a single PDF and submit to sibundergrad@life.illinois.edu. Please use the following subject line: [YOUR NAME] 2017 application

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 27 March 2017. Please direct any questions to sibundergrad@life.illinois.edu.

Award and scholarship funds will be deposited into University of Illinois student accounts. Any existing debt to the University will be offset by this deposit. For individuals with financial aid, any award value that exceeds the cost of attendance budget will reduce other forms of aid. For concerns or questions regarding the effect on existing financial aid, please contact Financial Aid at (217) 333-0100.

Internships will be paid on a bi-weekly schedule following the completion of standard time reporting. Individuals should be prepared to complete appropriate payroll documentation along with verification of United States employment eligibility.

Some IB majors may also be eligible for the following campus awards. We encourage you to apply if you are eligible this year or next year. Please refer to the program’s website for application information:

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Mildred Parizek Zukor Award ($450)

    Description: This award, made possible by the donor and her family, recognizes outstanding achievement in undergraduate research in Animal Biology or Zoology.

    Eligibility

    • Current Juniors or Seniors
    • At least one completed semester of IB 390 or 490
    • Plans to continue as a graduate student on the UIUC campus
    • Letter of reference from research advisor

  2. Scaphiopus holbrookii Award ($750)

    Description: This award is made possible by donations of the 2016 convocation speaker, Adrianne Navon.

    Eligibility

    • Current Sophomores or Juniors


  3. Robert H. Davis Undergraduate Research Prize ($1,000)

    Description: Rob Davis had completed all his coursework for a major in Integrative Biology when he died tragically at age 21 in February, 2008 from a bacterial infection. This prize has been funded by a generous gift from Rob's family, and is intended to recognize "a student who exhibits significant academic curiosity, is hardworking and motivated...(with) interests outside of academia, such as the arts, sports, politics or literature and who is generally inquisitive about life."

    Eligibility

    • Current Sophomores or Juniors working in an SIB/organismal biology relevant field of study on the UIUC campus, but not necessarily within a SIB faculty member's laboratory or research program.
    • Applicants must provide evidence for outstanding academic achievement in the biological sciences; however, GPA will not be the sole determinative factor.
    • Applicant should be one who is currently prevented from engaging in undergraduate research to the extent s/he desires, because s/he must be gainfully employed to pay college expenses. The award is intended to supplement the applicant's finances to allow a semester or summer of research.
    • Letter of reference from research advisor

  4. Judy Willis Scholarship (up to $1,000) – IB Honors only

    Description: This award is made possible by a generous donation by faculty in recognition of Dr. Judy Willis (currently a professor emeritus at the University of Georgia). Prior to teaching at UGA, she was a professor in the honors program for many years. This award recognizes an outstanding junior in the Integrative Biology Honors Program.

    Eligibility

    • Current sophomores in IBH
    • Preference given to a student involved in research

  5. Oliver J. Bell Merit Scholarship in Integrative Biology (up to $1,000) – IB Honors only

    Description: This award, made possible by a generous donation from Mr. Bell, recognizes an outstanding sophomore in the Integrative Biology Honors Program.

    Eligibility

    • Current sophomores in IBH

  6. Camp Family Undergraduate Student Research + iBio Summer internship (up to $6,000)

    Description: Thanks to a generous gift by the Camp Family and funds from the School of Integrative Biology, this award will support a full-time (40 hours / week for 10 weeks) summer research experience in the lab of a School of Integrative Biology faculty member.

    Eligibility

    • Current freshmen, sophomores or juniors
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be willing and able to engage in full time (40 hours/week) mentored research for 10 weeks during summer 2017.
    • Graduate of a high school in the State of Illinois.
    • Donors wish to support and help first generation college students.

  7. Spyros Kavouras Memorial Undergraduate Student Research + iBio summer internship (up to $6,000)

    Description: Thanks to a generous gift by Dr. Jerry Kavouras and funds from the School of Integrative Biology, this award will support a full-time (40 hours / week for 10 weeks) summer research experience in the lab of a School of Integrative Biology Faculty member.

    Eligibility

    • Current freshmen, sophomores or juniors
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be willing and able to engage in full time (40 hours/week) mentored research for 10 weeks during summer 2017.
    • Donor wishes to support and help first generation college students.

  8. SIB Summer internship (up to $6,000)

    Description: This award will support a full-time (40 hours / week for 10 weeks) summer research experience in the lab of a School of Integrative Biology Faculty member.

    Eligibility

    • Current freshmen, sophomores or juniors
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be willing and able to engage in full time (40 hours/week) mentored research for 10 weeks during summer 2017.

  9. Joann Kavouras Memorial Scholarship in IB ($1,500)

    Description: Thanks to the generious gift from Dr. Jerry Kavouras, this award will support scholarships to undergraduate IB students.

    Eligibility

    • Current sophomores or juniors
    • Donor wishes to give preference to students who are female, sophmore, and graduate of a high school in the state of Illinois.
    • Additional preference may be given to students who have a minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 grade point average and are first generation college students.

  10. IBH Sophomore Achievement Scholarship ($2,000)

    Description: This award recognizes outstanding achievement for a sophomore currently enrolled in the School of Integrative Biology Honors Program.

    Eligibility

    • Current sophomore enrolled in the School of Integrative Biology Honors Program
    • Must provide evidence for outstanding achievements in academics and leadership activities

  11. IBH Junior Achievement Scholarship ($2,000)

    Description: This award recognizes outstanding achievement for a junior currently enrolled in the School of Integrative Biology Honors Program.

    Eligibility

    • Current junior enrolled in the School of Integrative Biology Honors Program
    • Must provide evidence for outstanding achievements in academics and leadership activities