Biology Scholarships and Funding

John Reed Memorial ($200 - $800)

  • Merit Scholarship open to Sophomores or Juniors
  • Area of Major: Environmental, Conservation, Wildlife
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA overall
  • Apply at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Friends of Biology ($200 - $700)

  • Open to all Biology Majors
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • Apply at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Pearle Zalud Scholarship ($4,000)

  • Demonstration of financial need, good academic standing, enrolled full-time (12 units minimum each quarter)
  • Area of Major: Agriculture
  • Apply at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Fairie A. Decker Memorial ($1,000)

  • Merit Scholarship open to any class standing (Renewable)
  • Area of Major: Any Animal/Wildlife Care career
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in Biology courses
  • Apply to Biology Department Chair

Other Scholarships, Funding and Research Opportunities

  • Prospective Mathematics and Science Teachers
    CSUB offers a number of programs to support prospective high school math and science teachers, including the Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), NSF Noyce Scholarships, Teach for America, and more. See the TeachSTEM web pages for more detailed information.
  • Student Preparation for Academic Research Careers (SPARC)
    SPARC is a program designed to prepare freshman and sophomore underrepresented minority students for advanced studies in natural sciences and mathematics. Participants can receive up to $2,500 in scholarship awards per year plus additional funds through the incentive program.  


For other information on Biology scholarships, fellowships, and other career opportunities, contact Dr. David Germano or check the Biology Bulletin Board located in Science I, 2nd Floor.