The Department of Biological Sciences offers a number of scholarships to outstanding and deserving students. A criterion for each scholarship is listed below. Students should select the scholarship(s) that they wish to apply for and complete the attached application. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester to receive scholarships. The deadline for submitting applications is by January 1st if you wish to be considered for the upcoming fall semester.
Please contact the Director of the Undergraduate Program or the Academic Coordinator in the Department of Biological Sciences if you have any questions at 662.325.3120.
Ramsay & Elaine O'Neal Scholarship
This is a four-year scholarship, typically awarded to high achieving entering freshmen in any major but must be planning on applying to medical school. Sophomores and juniors may apply but entering freshmen are given priority.
Coy E. Patton Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must be a full-time student at Mississippi State University enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences with specific interest in the pre-dental curriculum tract. Must be a sophomore classification or higher. Demonstrate good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.
Harned Memorial Scholarship-Microbiology
Candidates for this scholarship should have above average scholastic achievement and while need is not the overriding factor in the decision it will be taken into consideration. Student must have a junior standing and be a microbiology major.
John C. Longest Endowed Pre-Med Scholarship
Candidates must be a full-time student in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biological Sciences or Microbiology. Students who have a pre-medical concentration and who plan to pursue a career in medicine will be eligible. Juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.
Mabry-Clark Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must be a full-time female student at Mississippi State University enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biological Sciences: pre-medical, pre-veterinary, and medical-technician majors are not eligible to apply, must be a senior with plans to pursue research and attend graduate school in biological sciences, have demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or better based on a 4.0 system, demonstrate good moral character, and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.
Mildred Watkins Brand Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must be a full-time student at Mississippi State University enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biological Sciences with specific interest in the pre-med program. Selection of recipients shall be based on need and merit.