Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Scholarship Information

Please review the available undergraduate and graduate scholarships below or search for scholarships here.

For more information please contact the appropriate department.

General Science

Andrew R. and Marjorie C. Buglione Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships in Mathematics and Science for undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Criteria: Undergraduate and recipients must be either graduating seniors from the Palm Beach County high schools or transfer students from Palm Beach Community College (now Palm Beach State College) with priority given to students from North Palm Beach County.  If eligible undergraduate students cannot be found who meet this criterion, the awards may be made to residents of Palm Beach County presently enrolled at the College of Science.    Graduate recipients must be graduates of Palm Beach County high schools or of Palm Beach Community College (now Palm Beach State College) with priority given to students from North Palm Beach County. If eligible graduate students cannot be found who meet this criterion, the awards may be made to residents of Palm Beach County who are presently enrolled at the College of Science.   Awards will be made in annual increments of no less than $4,000 per student. When the endowed fund is fully funded it is intended to support at least two undergraduate students and one graduate student per year at the state funding level. Award recipients must evidence good character, participated in extracurricular activities and should show evidence of financial need.  Award recipients must maintain the GPA requirements for Mathematics and Science Majors for either the undergraduate minimum GPA 2.5 or graduate program minimum GPA 3.0.  Each scholarship award shall be for one year, payable in two equal installments.  Recipients will be chosen by the College of Science Scholarship Committee. 
  • Two Letters of recommendation required
  • Deadline: November 9, 2017
  • All application documents including the letters of recommendation should be sent by first class mail to Dr. Lianfen Qian, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. FL 33431 or email to Lqian@fau.edu with the subject of the scholarship name

Dean Perry College of Science Graduate Scholarship Fund

  • Criteria: FAU doctoral students admitted to candidacy for one of the CESCOS Ph.D. programs who have demonstrated excellence in dissertation research (e.g., publications, presentations at national meetings, or external funding, etc) and are in good academic standing with CESCOS and the Graduate College.
  • Two letters of recommendation required
  • Deadline: February 15, 2018

For more information please contact Dr. Lianfen Qian

DEPARTMENTAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Biological Sciences

Boca Raton Orchid Society Endowed Scholarship

  • Criteria: Biology majors with an interest in Botany who have an excellent academic ability.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Clark Scholarship Award Endowment

  • Criteria: Bachelor of Science Chemistry majors who show excellence in Organic Chemistry, have completed Advanced Organic Chemistry (CHM 4220), and have high academic excellence/

Geosciences

James P. and Eloise M. Latham Scholarship in Geography and Related Fields

  • Criteria: Full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or higher studying Geography or related field in their junior or senior years and who have financial need.

Mathematical Sciences

Isaac Shur Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Criteria: FAU Mathematics students with a minimum 3.5 GPA in mathematics courses who have completed at least 36 credit hours of undergraduate mathematics and through their excellent performance demonstrate promise in mathematics for a possible career (Letters of recommendation from two professors are required).

Calculus Sequence Scholarship

  • Criteria: FAU students who have earned an A in the Calculus sequence (MAC2311 Calculus, Analytic Geometry 1, MAC2281, MAC2312 or MAC2282--students can be enrolled in one of these two courses if needed) (Letters of recommendation from two professors are required).

Leanne and Spyros Magliveras Undergraduate Award

  • Criteria: FAU Mathematics students who have completed at least 24 credits of mathematics courses with a minimum 3.4 GPA in mathematics courses (Letters of recommendation from two professors are required).

Julio Bastida Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Criteria: Mathematics majors in the junior or senior year who have demonstrated a strong academic performance and sharing Julio Bastida's passion for the liberal arts.

Physics

Excellence in Physics Scholarship

  • Criteria: Junior or senior Physics students who show academic excellence and merit in the field of Physics, and who have good standing with the University.

Psychology

Lisa Pollock Endowed Scholarship

  • Criteria: Psychology majors who have a 3.5 GPA in Psychology and a 3.0 overall who show financial need and have nomination letters from two faculty members.

Transfer Students

NSF LEARN™ Program

LEARN™ is a program for transfer students that focuses on the academic success of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students. By working with on-campus partners, LEARN™ provides a select group of 20 transfer students with an inquiry-based and hands-on educational experience through learning about and conducting research. Accepted students will receive a $500 scholarship in the fall and an additional $1,500 scholarship in the spring if a research position has been secured. All LEARN™ students receive priority registration. Specifically, students will participate in the following:

  • Introduction to Research I and II courses in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. These are one-credit courses and the cost of the courses is waived for all LEARN™ participants
  • Academic, social, and community service programming
  • Opportunity to conduct research with an FAU faculty mentor in the spring semester

To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Matriculating to FAU in the summer or fall of 2016 with their Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree
  •  Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  •  Declared major in the College of Science or College of Engineering and Computer Science

Interested students can visit the website http://learn.fau.edu, e-mail learn@fau.edu, or call 561-297-4879

DEPARTMENTAL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Biological Sciences

For more information please contact Dr. Michael Salmon

Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation - Capt. Al Nathan Memorial Scholarship

  • Criteria: Graduate students studying Marine Biology.

The Marsh Scholarship Fund

  • Criteria: Graduate students with a 3.0 GPA pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. majoring in Marine Biology or Ecology with verifiable financial need.

Dr. Vincent R. Saurino Fellowship for Graduate Students in Biological Sciences

  • Criteria: Outstanding full-time degree-seeking graduate students in Biological Sciences at FAU with high academic performance and potential who maintain the eligibility criteria and make satisfactory progress toward a degree (awarded on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or handicap).

Courtenay Graduate Scholarship in Conservation Biology

  • Criteria: Graduate students studying Conservation Biology who have shown high academic merit.
John Nambu Scholarship for Molecular Biology
  • Criteria: Biology graduate student participating in molecular biology research with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Established in memory of the late John Nambu, Professor of Biology, this fund is used to award one (1) scholarship annually to an outstanding graduate student participating in molecular biology research with a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

Rosalyn E. Schonzeit Scholarship in Environment Studies

  • Criteria: Graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who show financial need, and who pursue a course of study in Environmental Studies.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Cyril Parkanyi Graduate Research Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Criteria: Graduate students (MS and Ph.D.) in Chemistry and Biochemistry who work between May and August to advance their thesis research.

Geosciences

Geosciences Graduate Student Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Criteria: Graduate degree-seeking students enrolled in Geosciences who submit an essay detailing their interest in geosciences and future career plans, their reasons for seeking the scholarship, and any demonstrated financial hardship.

Mathematical Sciences

Arthur Cayley Graduate Scholarship

  • Criteria: Graduate students with a 3.5 GPA in Mathematical Sciences working towards a degree in Algebra, Cryptology, or Combinatorics who have demonstrated excellence in Ph.D. research and are recognized as excellent and dedicated teachers while performing duties as GTAs (letters of recommendation from at least two professors are required).

Isaac Shur Graduate Scholarship

  • Criteria: Graduate students with a 3.5 GPA in Mathematical Sciences who have successfully completed the qualifying examinations (letters of recommendation from at least two professors are required).

Leanne and Spyros Magliveras Graduate Award

  • Criteria: Graduate students with a 3.4 GPA in Mathematical Sciences who have successfully completed the qualifying examinations (letters of recommendation from at least two professors are required).

James Brewer Scholarship Fund

  • Criteria: Graduate students with a 3.0 GPA in Mathematical Sciences who have successfully completed the qualifying examinations with a high passing score in Abstract Algebra (letters of recommendation from at least two professors are required).

Gus and Sharon Pearthree Math Graduate Scholars Award

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, students must major in Math. Priority shall be given to students enrolled as Ph.D./doctoral candidates. Qualified recipients must be considered excellent students, researchers and/or instructors and among the best of the post-graduate math degree candidates. Preference will be given to United States citizens or Green Card holders.
  • Nominations, including self-nominations, and letters of recommendation are to be submitted electronically to Dr. Aaron Meyerowitz (meyerowi@fau.edu). Complete applications received by October 6, 2017, receive full consideration.

Psychology

Dewar Awards/Books Endowment

  • Criteria: Graduate students in Psychology who have completed one year of graduate school, are planning on pursuing a doctorate in Psychology, and who have a superior academic record and the ability to make important contributions in the field of psychology.

Jack B. Walker Scholarship Endowment

  • Criteria: Psychology Ph.D. students who will contribute to research in the field.