Biological Sciences
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Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences

Attention Biology Majors who are currently doing, or have done, undergraduate research!

The Davenport-Hopkins Scholarship, available to biology majors, is in memory of Dhimitra S. Davenport-Hopkins, a 1975 graduate in Biology. This award honors Dhimitra's love of biology and her enthusiasm for sharing her broad range of interests and knowledge with her students. Two scholarships, each $2000, will be awarded each year.

Recipients of this award must be a biology major of at least sophomore standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.8, active in undergraduate research, and recommended by a faculty member. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

The application deadline for 2014 scholarships will be March 1, 2014.

Graduating seniors (May 2014) are not eligible for this award. The application packet must include: 1) A CV or resume, 2) an essay addressing your history and goals as a biologist, and 3) a letter of recommendation from a Biology faculty member (in a sealed envelope with a signature on the seal). Please combine all materials in a manila envelope.

Essay Specifics

The essay should include the following:

            1. Your background in biology, including why you chose biology as your major.

            2. Describe the research you have conducted at SU and what you have learned.

            3. Address your future goals as a biologists


            1. Biology Major

            2. Sophomore standing (completed at least 30 credits)

            3. Completion of Biology 210 and Chemistry 121

            4. Active in undergraduate research

            5. Financial need

Please bring your completed application packet (CV, essay, and letter of recommendation) to Sandy Ramses in the Biology office (HS 230 F). Please combine all materials in a manila envelope.

Forward questions to Dr. Kimberly Hunter,