Scholarship Information

 

Ashley Thelen (compressed)

Ashley Thelen, 2013-2014 Scholarship recipient

The Department of Biochemistry offers three scholarship awards.  The 2014-2015 Winners are to be announced.

 

Dr. Benjamin M. Sahagian Scholarship Award
          TBA

Roscoe C. Abbott Scholarship Award
          TBA

Donald P. Weeks Scholarship Award
          TBA

Students may apply for any freshman scholarship offered by UNL. To be eligible for consideration:

1) Take the ACT or SAT test no later than the December testing date

2) Complete the Freshman Scholarship Application and send to the UNL Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by January 15th

You must be admitted to UNL to qualify for scholarships or financial aid. Being admitted to UNL does not obligate you to enroll, but it does ensure that you receive timely information as you make your college plans.

The Benjamin M. Sahagian Scholarship Award
2014-2015 Academic Year

The award commemorates the life of Dr. Benjamin Sahagian. Dr. Sahagian was of Armenian descent and immigrated to the United States as a young child in 1928, along with his mother and two siblings. After establishing himself in his newly adopted homeland, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1958 as well as graduate degrees from Creighton University and McGill University. His career was spent in biochemistry research serving both the public and private sector.

Requirements:

  • Biochemistry major in their Junior year (Arts and Sciences or CASNR)
  • Completion of Biochemistry 431
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.8 or above and a grade of A or above in BIOC 431
  • Letter of support from one faculty member or advisor

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate research experience (one semester minimum or equivalent)
  • Involvement in Department of Biochemistry activities

Selection:

  • Self nomination or nomination by faculty member or academic advisor
  • CBC Awards and Fellowships Committee to make final selections of awardees

The Roscoe C. Abbott Scholarship Award
2014-2015 Academic Year

Professor Roscoe C. Abbott taught Chemistry at the University of Nebraska for 38 years. He was a member of the American Chemistry Society, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and Alpha Chi Sigma. Professor Abbott authored the Quiz Book of Inorganic Chemistry monograph. A native of Wood River, Nebraska, Professor Abbott attended Grand Island College and later continued at the University of Nebraska graduating in 1910. He stressed that a persons life should be a useful one, and his life was a testament to that belief, as well as his conviction that a persons life should be a productive one.

Requirements:

  • A Biochemistry major in their Sophomore or Junior year (CASNR students only)
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or above
  • Existing undergraduate research experience or commitment to a research project
  • Letter of support from a previous or present faculty mentor or student advisor 

Preferred:

  • Involvement in Department of Biochemistry activities

Selection:

  • Self nomination or nomination by faculty member or academic advisor
  • CBC Awards and Fellowships Committee to make final selections of awardees

Weeks Scholarship Award
2014-2015 Academic Year

The Weeks Scholarship has been established by Don and Rita Weeks to support the educational pursuits of undergraduate students from small communities who display exceptional ability to achieve scholastically and in campus and community life.

Requirements:

  • A Biochemistry major
  • Be from a "rural" community (population less than 10,000)

Preferred:

  • Cumulative high school or collegiate grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Previous or current involvement in 4-H or equivalent youth leadership organization
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Display exceptional promise and dedication through leadership and citizenship activities or through shouldering major family obligations

Selection:

  • Self nomination or nomination by faculty member or academic advisor
  • CBC Awards and Fellowships Committee to make final selections of awardees

 

Milton E. Mohr Scholarship
2014-2015 Academic Year

Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships for $1,000/year ($500/semester) are available to students. Application forms are available online, in the Biochemistry Department Office (N200 Beadle Center) or in the Center for Biotechnology Office (N300 Beadle Center). Applications are DUE to the Biochemistry Department Chair by Friday, March 7, 2014.

 

McKelvie Scholarship Application and Instructions for 2014

Applications are now available at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean's Office for the 2013-2014 Samuel and Martha McKelvie Scholarship. Scholarships up to $1,400 per year are awarded to current undergraduate students who are interested in a career in agriculture or natural resources. Undergraduate students from all CASNR academic programs are eligible. Current McKelvie Scholars may re-apply.

Applicants must demonstrate high scholarship and give evidence of their interest in a career in agriculture or natural resources upon graduation. Recipients of the awards may apply for annual renewals. Renewals will be granted on the basis of academic performance as demonstrated by courses completed, work experience, and summer employment and/or internships.

Return application and Statement of Career Intentions (half-page essay) only to:

     Scholarship Committee, Dean's Office
     College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
     103 Agricultural Hall
     University of Nebraska - Lincoln
     Lincoln, NE 68583-0702

Application materials must be received by April 18, 2014.