Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology - Areas of ecology, evolution, ethology or systematics
(Spring 2021 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology was created to support undergraduate students doing work in the areas of ecology, evolution, ethology or systematics.
The donors funding this Alumni Prize wish to remain anonymous. They are both highly esteemed members of the CSUN family who have demonstrated a lifelong devotion to Biology students. Their professional research interests are varied and broad, and include organismal and environmental biology and the behavior and ecology of amphibians and vertebrate animals and have published extensively on these topics. After years of exceptional teaching, mentoring and dedication to student success, they continued on campus in advisory and volunteer roles.
*Must be undergraduate Biology majors in the area of ecology, evolution, ethology or systematics .
*Must be engaged in original biological research as stated above or have participated in such research during the year prior to applying for the award.
*Must have a GPA greater than or equal to a 3.0.
*Must be enrolled in 6 units or more for the current Spring term.
*Must have presented and defended their research in a public forum (such as an oral or poster presentation at a student symposium or a national or regional scientific meeting) or in a paper published in or accepted for publication in a refereed scientific journal.
*Must request (2) letters of recommendation via the _my_Matador Scholarships portal.
One letter of recommendation must be from your faculty research mentor and another from a CSUN faculty member or staff member.
*Must upload documentation of poster/platform presentations AND citation of any publications.
Please note: If you are receiving financial aid (including loans), your financial aid award may be adjusted if you receive this scholarship. Please speak to a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours to get a detailed explanation about your individual situation.
*Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than required enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.
If selected as the recipient, I agree to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) and be willing to meet with the donor(s) or designee(s). Both will be coordinated by the College’s Director of Development.
Please contact Cherie Hawthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this application.