logo
 

Scholarships

All departmental scholarships are awarded through the UTPA scholarship program (excellence scholarships).  The application deadline is January 15th for awards starting in the following Fall semester.  To apply, visit: http://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/dess_home/finaid_home/scholarships_home

The SMART Program

For detailed information contact:  http://smart.asee.org    ($25,000 up to $41,000 per year)

 
The Wheeler Scholarship
Description:
Open to undergraduate and graduate Biology majors This scholarship is geared toward studies in environmental science, ecology, wildlife biology, or a related field. Studies for careers in medicine are not covered under this scholarship.
Amount Awarded:
To cover cost of tuition, fees, and books.
Qualifications:
Candidates must be full-time students and residents of Texas, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or graduate GPA of 3.0.
 
The Don Esteban Garcia
Description:
Open to undergraduate and graduate Biology majors. This scholarship is open to all Biology majors.
Amount Awarded:
$500.00 per academic year.
Qualifications:
The awarding of this scholarship is on a competitive basis.
 
The Pauline James Scholarship
Description:
Open to undergraduate or graduate Biology majors First preference for scholarship recipients will be given to students studying ornithology.
Amount Awarded: Qualifications:
The awarding of this scholarship is on a competitive basis.
 
The James-Ware-Foltz Fund
Description:
Open to honors undergraduate and graduate Biology majors. The purpose of these funds are to defray expenses for students presenting their research findings at scientific meetings
Amount Awarded:
These funds will be awarded as needed.
Qualifications:
Candidates must submit a short narrative (1-2 pages) of their research, budget itimizing the funding request, and why the candidate believes he/she should receive these funds. Candidates must also submit transcripts and a statement from their major professor in support of the application. The statement from the major professor must include a description of how the funds will be used in the candidate's research.
 
The Dugger Scholarship
Description:
Open to female graduate students in Biology, studying flora and/or fauna native to the Rio Grande Valley

Amount Awarded:

Varies from $10,000 to $16,000 per year.

Qualifications:
Candidates must be full-time, female, graduate students working toward a thesis. Candidates must submit a copy of their research proposal, a detailed vitae, transcripts, and a minimum of three letters of reference. The scholarship may be renewed a second year if the recipient maintains a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5.
     

The Louis C. and Margaret L. Draper Endowment in Honor of H. J. "Jake" LeMaster

Description:
Students whose majors fall under the College of Science.

Amount Awarded:

Varies.
Qualifications:

Major in physics, chemistry, biology (including graduate student).
1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
956/665-UTPA  1-866-441-UTPA
UTPA Bronc Logo