Botany Scholarships

Students who major in Botany are eligible for University scholarships, College of Science scholarships, and Botany Department scholarships and activity tuition waivers. You must update your WSU scholarship file in order to be eligible for any scholarships. You can access your file through the eWeber portal. 

Visit the scholarships in the College of Science website for more details including the deadlines regarding additional science and mathematics centered scholarships.

The deadline to apply for Botany Department scholarships and the Botany Club President activity tuition waiver for 2019-2020 is February 22, 2019. The Botany Education Assistant activity tuition waiver is due March 15, 2019.


Department Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

The levels of funding for the scholarship awards depends on the funds available in the scholarship accounts. The application form for Botany Department scholarships is available in the Botany Department office (TY424) or you can download the application here.

Eugene G. Bozniak Botany Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by donations by the faculty and staff of the Botany Department.  

Botany Club Scholarship 
This scholarship is funded from the proceeds of the annual Botany Club Plant Sale.  

Cyrus McKell Scholarship
This scholarship is funded from an endowment by Dr. Cyrus McKell.  Dr. McKell was a former dean of the College of Science and member of the Botany Department faculty. 

Minimum Requirements for all Scholarships:

The following criteria shall be used by the Botany Department faculty to determine scholarship recipients. The criteria are not necessarily rank ordered, nor should they be considered absolute, but they shall serve as guidelines for the selection process. For example, should no applicant meet the minimum criteria identified, the department may still choose to grant a scholarship to the most qualified.

• Must have updated your profile on the eWeber portal.

• Must be a full-time student (12-semester hrs. minimum) throughout the contract period.

• This application must include a copy of your transcript. (An unofficial copy is acceptable.)

• Must be a Botany major at the time of application.

• Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall.

• Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Botany courses that count toward the Botany Major.

• Must have completed 12 semester hours of Botany courses that count toward the Botany Major. (If you will complete 12 semester hours by the end of the Spring semester in which you apply, you will qualify for the scholarship.)

• Must submit a one-page essay on how the scholarship will benefit you.


Nancy J. Clark Memorial Scholarship in Botany

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

The Nancy J. Clark Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Clark’s family. The scholarship memorializes her Commitment to the field of Botany as well as her many talents and contributions as a mother, wife, teacher, and community friend.

The scholarship award is $1500 for one year (two semesters). The award may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, or other related education expenses deemed appropriate by the Botany Department. The scholarship recipient is selected by the Botany Department Scholarship Committee in consultation with Stephen Clark and other family members. Preference will be given to female students who are pursuing a career in natural history, including areas such as natural resource conservation and ethnobotany.

The application form for the Nancy J. Clark Memorial Scholarship is available in the Botany Department office (TY424) or you can download the application here. In addition to the completed application form, the application must include:

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have updated your profile on the eWeber portal.

• This application must include a copy of your transcript. (An unofficial copy is acceptable.)

• Must be a full-time Botany major with a minimum of 60 credit hours completed or enrolled in at the time of application.

• Must have completed 12 credit hours of Botany courses that count toward the Botany Major. (If you will complete 12 credit hours by the end of the Spring semester in which you apply, you will qualify for the scholarship.)

• Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5.

• Must submit a one to two-page essay describing your interest in natural history, what you have done so far to prepare for a career in this area, and your future plans as you pursue this career.


Department Activity Tuition Waivers

Application Deadline for Botany Club President: February 22, 2019

Application Deadline for Botany Education Assistant: March 15, 2019

In addition to the scholarships listed above, the Botany Department has two activity tuition waivers: one for the Botany Club President and one for a botany education assistant. The activity tuition waiver provides a 1⁄2 tuition waiver. The waiver does not include student fees or other special fees assessed by the University. The activity tuition waiver is for two consecutive semesters, Fall and Spring; it may not be used for Summer semester. The following criteria shall be used by the Botany Department faculty and staff to determine activity tuition waiver recipients. The criteria are not necessarily rank ordered nor should they be considered absolute, but they serve as guidelines for the selection process. For example, should no applicant meet the minimum criteria identified, the department may still choose to grant a fellowship to the most qualified.

The application forms for Botany Department activity tuition are available in the Botany Department office (TY424) or you can download the applications below.

Minimum Requirements for an Activity Tuition Waiver:

• Must have updated your profile on the eWeber portal.

• Must be a full-time student (12-semester hrs. minimum) throughout the contract period.

• This application must include a copy of your transcript. (An unofficial copy is acceptable.)

• Must be a Botany major at the time of application.

• Must have a minimum WSU GPA of 2.5.

• Must have a minimum major GPA of 2.5.

• Must have completed 12 semester hours of Botany courses that count toward the Botany Major. (If you will complete 12 semester hours by the end of the Spring semester in which you apply, you will qualify for the scholarship.)

• Must submit a one-page explanation of how the Activity Tuition Waiver will benefit both you and the department as you fulfill your duties as outlined by the application. In applying for an Activity Tuition Waiver, you agree to meet the responsibilities of the Botany Club President/Botany Education Assistant.

• (Botany Club President only) Must be an active member of the Botany Club.

Awardees of the Activity Tuition Waivers must fulfill all of the responsibilities outlined in the application forms.