Department Scholarships

Scholarship applications will become available, below. The Department of Biological Sciences appreciates the generosity of those whose donations made these awards possible.

Scholarship Information

Deadlines for applications is March 11, 2016.
For scholarship purposes, unit eligibility requirements refer to the Fall, when scholarships are awarded, unless specified otherwise.

  • undergraduate, full-time is 12 units, half-time is 6 units
  • graduate student, full-time is 8 units, half-time is 4 units.

Scholarship Application Workshop 2015 --outlining strategies for finding and applying for scholarships

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships and Awards

  • Biological Conservation Scholarship Applicationflyer
  • Julia Marie Camp Memorial Scholarship Application; flyer
  • William E Clark Memorial Scholarship >Applicationflyer
  • Albert Delisle Family Scholarship Application; flyer
  • Carl Ludwig Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Application; flyer
  • The McConnell Family Biology Scholarship Application; flyer
  • JoAnne McDougal Robinson Scholarship in Medical Science Applicationflyer
  • The John and Kathryn Von Saltza Memorial Scholarship Application; flyer
  • Sutter Clinic Lab Application
  • Marda West Scholarship Applicationflyer

Graduate Student Scholarships

  • Josephine Van Ess Scholarship Application; flyer
  • M.D.F. Udvardy Graduate Student Award Applicationflyer

Biography of Dr. Marda West, Professor of Botany and Ecology

Marda West

Dr. Marda West, Professor of Botany and Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences (1966 - 2001) was a dedicated master teacher who placed students first on her list of life priorities.  Trained as a plant physiological ecologist under world-renowned UCLA researcher, Hall Mooney, "Marda", as she was known to all who had the privilege of making her acquaintance, studied the plant communities indigenous to the White Mountains of Eastern California (bristlecone pine country) and contributed significantly to our understanding of plants' physiological adaptations to differing geological substrates at high elevations.

At CSUS, Marda was a mentor for countless undergraduate, as well as graduate students, and epitomized our Department's ideal of a teacher as an intellectual magnet who inspired generations of future teachers and researchers to succeed in the face of adversity. The Department is pleased to continue Dr. West's spirit of student encouragement and support by establishing the Marda West Scholarship.

The McConnell Family Biology Scholarship