The Microbiology program offers several scholarships for outstanding undergraduate students. They include: the Maurice Ogur Memorial Prize, in honor of our former Department Chair; the Microbiology Alumni Scholarship and the Student Leadership Award, both funded by donations from former students; and the Faculty Scholarship in Microbiology, funded primarily through faculty donations. The application deadline for these scholarships is January 29, 2021.
Faculty Scholarship in Microbiology
- Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in microbiology. Award based on academic excellence.
Maurice Ogur Memorial Prize
- Awarded to outstanding student majoring in microbiology. Award based on academic excellence and financial need.
Microbiology Alumni Scholarship
- Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in microbiology who is in financial need and an active member of the Microbiology Student Organization.
Student Leadership Award
- Awarded to a student majoring in microbiology who has been active in a student leadership role in the department.
Students applying for the Maurice Ogur Memorial Prize, Microbiology Alumni Achievement Award, Student Leadership Award or Faculty Scholarship in Microbiology must be microbiology majors currently in their junior or senior year who have taken at least 45 hours at SIU, are enrolled for at least 12 hours in the semester in which they apply, and have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average from work at SIU (or a 3.2 GPA in at least 12 hours of MICR coursework).
Directions for applying:
- Navigate to https://siu.academicworks.com/ and follow the directions for signing in to your account.
- Complete the general scholarship application.
- Locate the Microbiology scholarship that you wish to apply to and complete the application process.
Steps 1-3 are all completed through academic works.
- Provide a copy of your complete transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) up to the semester in which you are applying to Dr. Derek Fisher via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or hard copy. Faculty mail boxes are in LSII, RM 131.
- Provide a one-page summary of your career goals in microbiology (e.g. why you are a microbiology major, what area of microbiology most interests you, what course(s) or research experiences stimulated you to become a microbiology major, your plans following graduation, etc.) to Dr. Derek Fisher via email or hard copy.