Biological Sciences Funds

Total funds: 33

Charlena Wallen Scholarship

The Charlena Wallen Memorial Scholarship in Biology was established in memory of Charlena Wallen by her husband Donald Wallen, a building services worker in Felmley Hall in 2002. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student conducting research in Felmley Hall.

Fund for Disease Control and Prevention Research

The purpose of this fund is to provide additional resources to Illinois State University faculty conducting research in the area of human disease control and prevention.

School of Biological Sciences General Fund

The School of Biological Sciences General Fund supports the general operating needs of the School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University. The School of Biological Sciences advances the growing body of biological knowledge through synergistic programs in research, teaching, and service. Faculty conduct basic and applied research to ...

Additionally Supports: Gerry Grace DÂ’Elia Memorial Award for Undergrad Teaching Assistants, Jennifer Grogg Student Teaching Stipend Award, Outstanding Biology Teaching Assistants

Alumni Seminar Series in Genetics Fund

The Herman E. Brockman Fund was established in 1998 by a group of former students of Herman E. Brockman in honor of his retirement. The fund supports the alumni seminar series in genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences. If additional dollars are available the fund may be used to finance awards to graduate and exceptional undergraduate ...

Armstrong Costa Rican Rainforest Studies Scholarship

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for students meeting the following criteria: o Student must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Biological Sciences o Miscellaneous: Must be concurrently enrolled in BSC311 Rain Forest Ecology or graduate-level equivalent to help offset expenses incurred with this course. o ...

Arvegenix Research Assistant Fund

The Arvegenix Research Assistant Fund was established following a $25,000 gift from Arvegenix to provide research assistantship support for Biology graduate students.

Biology Education Fund

The Biology Education Fund supports the biology teacher education program.

Bird Study and Student Fellowship Fund

The Bird Study and Student Fellowship Fund was established by the faculty of the School of Biological Sciences to benefit students who are conducting research on birds. The fund provides programmatic support, mainly in summer, for Illinois State University undergraduate and graduate students who are conducting ecological and behavioral research ...

Bohn Nielsen Healthcare Preprofessional Scholarship

The Bohn Nielsen Healthcare Preprofessional Scholarship was established by Drs. Kathryn Bohn and Thomas Nielsen, in 2001. The scholarship is awarded to a full time junior or senior student participating in the Healthcare Preprofessional program.

Carl and Maurice Cook Scholarship

The Carl and Maurice Cook Scholarship was established in 1999 through a bequest of Maurice Cook. He directed that a permanent scholarship fund be established in memory of him and his brother, Carl, both graduates of Illinois State Normal University. Maurice earned a degree in biology in 1934. The scholarship benefits students majoring in biology.

Cheung, Brown, Phi Sigma Award for Student Publications

The Cheung, Brown, Phi Sigma Award for Student Publications was established in 2009 by H. Tak Cheung to acknowledge the contributions of undergraduate and graduate students to the scientific literature through their publications at Illinois State University. In 2010 Lauren Brown and Phi Sigma matched Cheung's initial gift to bring the endowment ...

Conservation Biology Teaching and Research Endowment

The Conservation Biology Teaching and Research Endowment was established by Dale Birkenholz in 2001. The funds are used to facilitate collaboration between Biological Sciences at Illinois State University and Sugar Grove Nature Center to provide teaching and research opportunities for students in Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Darling Biochemistry-Molecular Biology

The Wildlife Conservation Club Fund provides support for the programs and operations of the Wildlife Conservation Club Registered Student Organization at Illinois State University. Under the direction of the School of Biological Sciences, the club raises awareness of a variety of issues, such as endangered species, wildlife trafficking, and the ...

Dr. David W. Borst, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

David W. Borst was a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University from 1985-2005. He was well known for his research on arthropod endocrinology, particularly insects and crustaceans. This fund was established to provide scholarships for undergraduate research students. Dr. Borst's commitment to mentoring ...

Dr. Fred Gletten Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences

The Dr. Fred Gletten Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences was established through an estate gift from Dr. Fred Gletten '71. Dr. Gletten's gift honors the foundation in science he received at Illinois State and will support the scholarly work of a distinguished biology faculty member. Gletten came to Illinois State in 1968 on a football ...

Dr. Fred Gletten Scholarship

The Dr. Fred Gletten Scholarship was established by Fred Gletten as part of his contribution to the school that helped to nurture his foundation in science and challenged his scientific reasoning. Dr. Gletten wanted to pave the way for future scientists yearning to make a contribution to the institution of medicine.

Dr. H. Tak Cheung Endowment for the General Education Teaching Assistant Award

This fund was established by H. Tak Cheung to acknowledge the contributions of teaching assistants in the Introduction to Biology course he developed and teaches for non-majors, and to support projects to further the mission of general education in Biology. Cheung joined Illinois State in 1979 as an assistant professor of Microbiology. After ...

Dr. John B. Colwell Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1981 by the widow of Dr. John B. Colwell in his honor and memory. Colwell died in 1970 after practicing medicine in Champaign, IL. He attended Illinois State Normal University. The purpose of the fund is to provide recognition and award to an outstanding pre-med student(s).

Dr. Robert H. Gray Biology/Ecology Scholarship

The Dr. Robert H. Gray Biology/Ecology Scholarship was established in 2005 by Robert Gray. The purpose of the fund is to encourage and support graduate students studying ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or ecological sciences in the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Roger C. Anderson Restoration Ecology Research Fund

Roger C. Anderson joined the ISU faculty in 1976 where he was a University distinguished professor emeritus of plant ecology after his retirement in 2008. Over the course of his career at seven universities, he authored many publications; was an invited speaker at many symposia, conferences, and professional meetings; served on multiple boards ...

Edward L. Mockford and Charles F. Thompson Summer Fellowship Endowment

The Edward L. Mockford and Charles F. Thompson Summer Fellowship Endowment supports a fellowship awarded to a graduate student involved in research in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Mockford/Thompson Summer Fellowship was created in 2008 by combining monies from two existing funds--the Edward L. Mockford Summer Fellowship Endowment ...

Insect Biology Research Program

This fund was established by the faculty of the School of Biological Sciences to assist in funding the Insect Research Program. The funds may be used to support all costs related to research/publications/scientific meetings, and student training. Costs may include, food to feed the insect colonies, lights, paper, electric timers for insect ...

Jack Ward Fund

The Jack Ward Fund was established in 1983 by friends and colleagues of Jack Ward. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in biological sciences.

Jennifer Grogg Fund for Biology Teacher Education

Award is to assist with student teacher expenses for those pursuing teaching degree for biology

Keith and Nita Kattner Graduate Fellowship in Neuroscience

To expand Biological Sciences' research effort & recognition in neuroscience; to provide neuroscience research access to the customary amenities & intellectual climate that exist in a university setting; to recruit highly qualified graduate students interested in neuroscience & provide them an exceptional opportunity to earn their graduate ...

Omar Rilett Awards

The Omar Rilett Award was established by colleagues in honor of R. Omar Rilett. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate or exceptional undergraduate student enrolled in biology programs.

Peggy Redshaw and Jerry Lincecum Endowed Scholarship in Biological Sciences

The Peggy Redshaw and Jerry Lincecum Endowed Scholarship in Biological Sciences was established in 2019. Applicants must provide a short essay (max. 300 words) describing the importance and value of diversity, including women, in the field of biology. The scholarship will support a student majoring in Biological Science at Illinois State ...

R. Omar and Evelyn Rilett Family Life Sciences Lectures Series

The R. Omar and Evelyn Rilett Family Life Sciences Lectures Series was established in 2007 by Evelyn Rilett, widow of R. Omar Rilett, to honor the Rilett Family. The purpose of the fund is to bring outstanding life scientists and lectures to ISU for the benefit of the academic and local communities.

Robert D. Weigel Fund

The Robert D. Weigel Fund was established by the Beta Lambda Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society in honor of the retirement of Robert D. Weigel, who taught at Illinois State for 24 years and served as an advisor to Phi Sigma Society. Later significant gifts were given by other faculty and friends and an estate gift from Weigel. This fund is ...

Roger C. and M. Rebecca Anderson Natural History Endowment

Roger Anderson joined the Illinois State faculty in 1976. He was named as University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Plant Ecology after his retirement there in 2008. During his career he authored many peer-reviewed publications and a map of historic Illinois prairies, co-edited a book published by Cambridge University Press, made many ...

Shears Conservation Biology Endowment

Provide financial assistance for students