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Scholarships through the Murray State Scholarship Office

New and continuing students in the Biology Department apply for scholarships through one application made on the Murray State Scholarships Office website. Students will automatically be considered for any scholarships for which they qualify. The Department of Biology has a number of scholarships that are given out to students in specific fields such as Pre-medical, Pre-dental, Wildlife and Conservation or Aquatics students, as well as scholarships that can be granted to any student in the Biological Sciences. Our students receive > $50,000 in scholarships each year from the Scholarships listed below.

We greatly appreciate the contributions to scholarship funds that make these scholarships possible. If you would like to contribute to these funds to help our students succeed, please make a donation to the specific fund at this link.

Scholarship Name

Student Specialization

Charles G. Smith Future Physician's Scholarship


Charles Leroy & Kate Eldridge Scholarship

Biology and Agriculture

Clark Conrad


Connie Crittenden Lowry Pre-Medical Scholarship


Dr. Jonathan Nicholas Terhune Memorial Scholarship


Dr. Liza Spann Scholarship


Dr. Morgan Emery Sisk, Jr. Alumni Scholarship


Dr. Stephen B. White Wildlife Biology Scholarship

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Dr. Thomas Timmons Scholarship

Student research projects

Dr. WJ and Martha Pitman Endowed Scholarship

Biology and Chemistry

Emily and Alfred Wolfson Scholarship


Hal E. Houston Endowed Fund for Excellence in Biomedical Science

Pre-medical internships

Hugh Houston

Biomedical sciences

Jesse & Deborah Jones Scholarship


Larry D. Harris Memorial Wildlife Biology Fund

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Murray Calloway County Scholarships

Pre-Health Professionals

Thomas N. and Marjorie J. Weems Scholarship

Pre-medical and pre-dental

Three River Coon Hunters

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Ken Maddox Renewable Scholarship*


Wayne T Harrell Memorial Alumni Scholarship*


Ann Ross Evans Biology Scholarship*


Ashbrook Endowed Scholarship*


Jane Henry*


Jeanne and Roy English*


Brian Ray Smith*


*These funds are not yet endowed. Please donate to them!

Other Scholarship Opportunities through Murray State Biology

Some scholarships do not go through Scholarship Office; instead there is a separate application for each of them:

Biology Study Abroad Scholarships (apply through the Murray State Study Abroad Office)

Research grants (apply through the Office of Research and Creative Activity or ORCA)

Grants for Murray State students to study biodiversity in our region - Upper Delta Region Biodiversity Scholarship for graduate and undergraduate students (apply at this website to participate at Murray State).

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