College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Education, Experience, Excellence for the 21st Century

Scholarships

The College proudly offers a number of scholarships to support the work of its students. These funds come from private endowments as well as from state and federally supported programs. Scholarship awards are posted to the students account from August through October.

DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded by decision of the respective department. Students do not apply. For more information, please contact the appropriate department.

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION PORTAL. Please complete the online application.

To endow a scholarship in the College, please contact the office of the Dean at: 401.874.2957.

  • Bala Vethanayaki & Professor Seetharama L. Narasimhan Endowment

    Half of endowment is for scholarships in biological sciences as determined by Professor Harold D. Bibb or his designee and half for research in biotechnology to benefit deserving students as determined by the Dean of the College of the Environment and Life Sciences or his/her designee. This award is shared with the Cell & Molecular Biology department.

    Brett Santoro Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in Biological Sciences on the basis of need.

    Dodd Family Scholarship

    Awarded annually to junior majoring in Biology or an ocean related field, and a RI resident. Financial need must be demonstrated, and the student must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.00 GPA.

    Dr. William H. Krueger Graduate Studies Fund

    The Fund shall be used to provide an annual award to a graduate student who is studying aspects of the biology of marine and diadromous fishes and who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.2.  The award shall be given at the discretion of the Dean of the College of the Environment and Life Sciences in consultation with the Department of Biological Sciences.

    Elmer A. Palmatier Scholarship

    Awarded every spring to undergraduate student for merit in Biological Sciences

    Harold A. Riemenschneider Scholarship

    Awarded to a student in the Biology (50%) and Chemistry Department (50%) with preference to students doing Radiation research.

    Harold W. Browning Endowment

    Income from endowment to support the Browning Prize which will be awarded to outstanding juniors, one majoring in Environmental Plant Biology and the other in Physics and Physical Oceanography.  Recipient selected by the chair of the departments in conjunction with Enrollment Services. Fund established in memory of Harold W. Browning. This award alternates between Biology and Plant Sciences. 2013-2014 year will go to Biology.

    Joan I. Smith & Athalie R. Clarke Foundation Award

    Endowment given annually to an outstanding junior or first semester senior with preference given to students enrolled in Biological Sciences or any other relevant undergraduate program.

    John I. Hardy Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a Biology major.

    John W. Atwood Scholarship

    Awarded to a junior or senior in Animal Science on the basis of financial need, academic performance, and interest.

    Professor Robert A. DeWolf Scholarship

    Award annually to a student enrolled at the University of Rhode Island and studying Biological Sciences.

    Richard D. Wood Memorial Award for Excellence

    Annually awarded in Biological Sciences. Awards are based on academic integrity and intellectual enthusiasm for juniors or seniors; or an independent research paper prepared by a junior or senior. Candidates must apply to Biological Sciences Department for consideration.

  • Bala Vethanayaki & Professor Seetharama L. Narasimhan Endowment

    Half of endowment is for scholarships in biological sciences as determined by Professor Harold D. Bibb or his designee and half for research in biotechnology to benefit deserving students as determined by the Dean of the College of the Environment and Life Sciences or his/her designee. This award is shared with the Biology department. Landscape Architecture

    Mary Williams Browning Memorial Microbiology Scholarship

    Provided annual scholarship assistance to an undergraduate student in the junior class majoring in microbiology, on the basis of need.

    Norman & Alicia Tashash CELS Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a junior who has specific interest in molecular biology or microbiology based on merit.

    Norris Wood Microbiology Award

    Annual award in the field of Microbiology.

    Philip Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded annually to a graduate student in Microbiology.

    Rhode Island Blood Center Scholarship

    Awarded annually to a student in his/her junior year, enrolled at URI, who is majoring in Medical Laboratory Science, and who has been accepted into the RIBC’s senior year clinical internship.

  • Bradford E. Southworth Family Scholarship

    Award annually to an undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Rhode Island who demonstrates financial need, is in good academic standing, and is studying in the department of Environment and Natural Resource Economics.

    Greg Lessne Award for Excellence

    Scholarship awarded in the spring for College of Environment and Life Sciences.

    John M. Gates Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarship for ENRE graduate student mentoring undergraduate

  • Alexander D. Daunis Scholarship

    Awarded annually to students of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Program, specializing in Marine Fisheries.

    Barbara K. Simmons Scholarship

    Scholarship is awarded to a student with both financial need and above average academics who is from Aquidneck Island. First preference is given to a student who is involved in work at the Agricultural Experiment Station in diseases in farm animals.

    Jean Louise Pimental ’70 Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarship in Animal Science awarded annually to a deserving student. Preference given to an undergraduate female student from Rhode Island.

    John W. Memorial Atwood Scholarship

    Scholarship in Animal Science programs, awarded annually to a junior or senior student on the basis of financial need, academic performance, and interest

    John T. McCarthy ’36 Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a deserving junior or senior majoring in biological sciences with an interest in Zoology.

    Karen & Rick Volk Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually in memory of Karen Volk ’79 and her brother Rick to an Animal Science major on the basis of need and merit.

    Lloyd Robert Crandall Scholarship

    Awarded annually to students in Aquaculture & Fishery Technology on the basis of financial need.

    Narragansett Bay Independent Shellfisherman’s Memorial Fund

    Used to support an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Rhode Island who is personally active as an independent shellfishermen, or whose parents, grandparents or blood relative are, or were, commercial independent shellfishermen.

    Wayne King & Bernice Anderson Durfee Aquaculture Merit

    Awarded annually to junior or senior in Aquaculture on the basis of merit and has been in the program at least one year.

  • ISU Wyoming Field Camp Memory Dr. Roger Larson

    Awarded to help two students to attend ISU field camp in Wyoming.

    John J. Fisher Endowment Award

    Awarded annually in Department of Geology to a Graduate Assistant (either teaching or research) who has demonstrated superior service to the Geology Department during the current academic term while maintaining a strong academic record.

  • Kenelm W. Coons Marine Affairs Scholarship

    Awarded annually to assist graduate students returning to school mid-career to pursue a master’s degree in Marine Affairs.

  • John M. Lawrence Memorial III Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually in the department of Natural Resource Science

    Watershed Watch Scholarship

    Scholarships awarded to undergraduates majoring in the Department of Natural Resource Science awarded on the basis of good academic standing with preference to a student who has an interest in watershed sciences, water quality, environmental sciences, environment management, and/or soil sciences.

    Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation Schol. in Env. Studies

    Scholarship awarded for a deserving undergraduate or graduate student with conservation ethic and academic achievement enrolled in an Environmental Science, Planning & Policy Major or Life Sciences.

  • Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarship

    Awarded to students of horticulture or forestry who are interested in a career in aboriculture. Available to freshman through seniors. Student can continue to receive scholarship until graduation if they continue to maintain a satisfactory GPA and remain in their area of study.

    Cedric C. Jennings ’37 Scholarship Summer Intern

    Awarded annually to students of Entomology or Plant Pathology on the basis of financial need.

    Harold W. Browning Endowment

    Income from endowment to support the Browning Prize which will be awarded to outstanding juniors, one majoring in Environmental Plant Biology and the other in Physics and Physical Oceanography.  Recipient selected by the chair of the departments in conjunction with Enrollment Services. Fund established in memory of Harold W. Browning. This award alternates between Biology and Plant Sciences. 2013-2014 year will go to Biology.

    John Samuel Clapper Scholarship

    Awarded annually to juniors or seniors on the basis of “marked and abiding interest” in turf.

    Kenneth Lagerquist-RINLA Horticultural Scholarship

    Annual scholarship(s) are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students working toward a degree from the Department of Plant Science within the College of Environment and Life Sciences. The Department of Plant Science will select the annual student scholarship recipients with a goal (not a requirement) of having one student from each class (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior);

    Kingston Hill Gardener’s Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a junior or senior majoring in the area of Plant Studies on the basis of academic merit and interest.

    Matthew J. Horridge Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled as a full time, in-state student in CELS. Preference to those in the Turfgrass Management program.

    M&R Grossman Resource Development Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded by the Plant Science Department

    New England Farm and Garden Association Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded by the Plant Science Department

    Richard C. Skogley Turfgrass Endowment

    Endowment is divided one-quarter for scholarships in turf grass study and three-quarters for research support in Turfgrass.

    W. Berkley Carter Scholarship

    Awarded in turf management.

  • Al L. Owens Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded annually in CELS on basis of merit. Online application required.

    Alex V. & Elli A. Fricke Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarships awarded annually to students majoring in Ecology and related programs on the basis of good academic standing and financial need.

    Barbara Bradford Brand ’30 Scholarship

    Awarded annually to an undergraduate interested in researching ways to protect the environment. Online application required.

    College of the Environment and Life Sciences Merit Scholarship

    Awarded annually to a deserving student on the basis of merit. Online application required.

    Dr. James W. and Mildred L. Cobble Scholarship

    Awarded annually to a senior, junior, or sophomore primarily on the basis of financial need accompanied by evidence of satisfactory progress toward a degree. Online application required.

    Hardee’s Endowed Merit Scholarship 

    Two scholarships awarded annually in CELS based on merit. Awards will go to a sophomore and a junior in CELS who maintain a 3.50 average and who entered as a freshman on a merit scholarship basis.

    John E. Powell Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually in CELS to Junior or Senior students on the basis of worthiness and financial need. Online application required.

    Joseph W. Rock Memorial Scholarship

    An annual award to a deserving student of average academic standing, enrolled in or accepted to the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, who demonstrates social and leadership promise in a non-academic environment. The recipient may be an undergraduate or graduate student and must demonstrate financial need. Online application required.

    Maloney, Julie Swistak Scholarship

    The fund will support a full-time student in the College of Environmental and Life Sciences. This scholarship will be awarded to a student in good academic standing and can be renewable if the student continues to meet the academic qualifications of the scholarship and continues working towards a degree in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. The student shall be selected by Enrollment Services and the Dean’s office of CELS.

    New England Farm and Garden Association Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a a student in  Envir  sciences, agriculture, horticulture, conservation, forestry, landscape design animal science ,wildlife biology, oceanography and any other related fields. Renewalable yearly, with an acceptable GPA.

    Raymond G. & Nancy A. Lundgren Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a student in the College of Environmental and Life Sciences from Tiverton, RI based on a criteria.

    Salt Ponds Coalition: Abby Aukerman Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded annually to a junior in good academic standing, majoring in a marine related science.

    William S. Moody III Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarship is awarded in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences for four years to an undergraduate on the basis of academic merit and interest in environmental issues and studies.

  • Alexander R. & Patricia A. Gavitt Scholarship

    Awarded to support either an incoming or current student in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences who has participated in or is a current participant in the 4-H program and who is pursuing a degree in one of the agricultural or life sciences.

    Eastern Cooperative Extension Scholarship

    Awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences.

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