The Department of Biological Science offers several annual scholarships to undergraduate biological science majors. Applications are typically due October 15; announcements of scholarship winners and an awards ceremony take place at the end of the fall semester. For specific scholarship information and to apply, watch this site for application deadlines or contact the Biological Science Undergraduate Academic Advising Office (1067 KIN) during the fall semester. Scholarship information will be announced at the beginning of the fall semester. Information on other scholarships, grants, and loans can be obtained through the Office of Financial Aid, 4474 University Center, (850) 644-0539. A brief description of each scholarship offered by the Department of Biological Science is presented below.

Applications are accepted between September 15 and October 15,
with the exception of the Short Scholarship which is due October 10th


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
An award of up to $1,000 to an outstanding upper-division biological science major. The scholarship is intended to support exceptional undergraduates in pursuing professional careers in biological science. Selection criteria include academic performance, financial need, and potential for undergraduate research.
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE FACULTY AWARD FOR UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship of up to $1,350 awarded annually to the outstanding senior biological science major. No application. Candidates are nominated by faculty.


JOHN MARK CAFFREY SCHOLARSHIP (Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences)
A scholarship of up to $1,500 awarded annually to an outstanding senior with an academic interest in biology, structural biology, biochemistry, or physiology. Selection criteria include academic performance and evidence of outstanding potential for a career as a research scientist.
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FRANCENIA E. FISHER SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship of up to $2,500 awarded annually to an outstanding senior biological science major specializing in botany. This scholarship is intended to encourage talented undergraduates to pursue careers in plant biology. Selection criteria include academic excellence, competence in plant biology, and demonstrated interest in a career in the plant sciences. A subsequent scholarship of up to $5,000 may be awarded if the recipient is admitted for graduate study in plant pathology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
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CHARLES M. MCALLISTER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD
Up to two scholarships of up to $500 each awarded annually to outstanding upper-division biological science majors with financial need and the opportunity to replace work time with research (BSC 4900, Directed Individual Study; BSC4970, Honors in the Major). Selection criteria include academic performance, financial need, and potential for undergraduate research.
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KEVIN L. MCKEOWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
A scholarship of up to $2750 awarded annually to an outstanding upper-division biological science major. Preference will be given to a student who is a permanent resident of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, or Sarasota counties, but the scholarship is not limited to these counties.
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BEN AND KAREN THROWER SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship of $500 awarded each fall term to provide support for one undergraduate and one graduate student within the Department of Biological Science. Each student receives $500. Selection is based on academic merit and may be directed to those pursuing research within the department.
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ROBERT B. SHORT SCHOLARSHIP IN ZOOLOGY
The Robert B. Short Scholarship in Zoology provides an award of up to $2,000 to a currently enrolled graduate student or senior undergraduate student at Florida State University in the Department of Biological Science with a career interest in zoology. The scholarship will support the awardee's participation in an off-campus organized research experience or training program, or specialized course of study, such as are offered at the Duke University Marine Station, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, or the Mountain Lake Biological Station. Selection of the awardee is based on academic qualifications, demonstrated interest in a career in zoology, unmet expenses associated with participation in the program, and the relevance of the proposed off-campus experience to the applicant's biological and career interests.
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VARINA VAUGHN—WINONA JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship of up to $1,000 awarded annually to an outstanding upper-division biological science major who intends to pursue a career in the plant sciences. Selection criteria include academic performance, evidence of financial need, and a demonstrated interest in the plant sciences.
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