Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) BioQuip Products Undergraduate Scholarship

The BioQuip Products Undergraduate Scholarship seeks to encourage and support undergraduates students from North American universities who are seeking a career in entomology. The amount of the scholarship is $2000. Scholarship funds are dispersed directly to the student to cover costs related to tuition and living expenses.

For questions about this award, please contact the current Past President of the SysEB Section, Jennifer Zaspel.

To be eligible for the scholarship, three criteria must be met:

Criteria 1: Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate with a declared entomology major at an accredited college or university in the United States, Mexico or Canada; if the college or university does not offer a degree in entomology, students must be preparing for a career as an entomologist through their studies.
Criteria 2: Students must have been enrolled for at least one full academic year (e.g. a rising Sophomore or higher) and still have at least one year (e.g. two semesters) of undergraduate enrollment remaining before graduation by June 1 in the year the application is submitted.”​​​​​​
Criteria 3: The student's cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher.

Nomination Requirements:
Nomination Packets must include the following:

-Personal statement covering entomological interests, career goals, and financial need (2-page max.)
-Two letters of reference
-Current undergraduate academic transcripts
-CV following the given template

Evaluation Criteria:
Proposals are competitively evaluated based on the following four factors:

-Personal statement and future potential as an entomologist
-Strength of academic record
-Strength of letters of reference
-Financial Need

Scholarship Renewal:
Students who are awarded a BioQuip Scholarship are may renew their scholarship a maximum of two times (for a total of three years of support). Applications for future renewals will also be due on June 1 of each subsequent year. 

Criteria for renewal shall be as follows:
Criteria 1: The student achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in course taken since the last award/renewal.
Criteria 2: The student is still pursing an entomology degree and/or a career path in entomology.

Materials to be submitted for a Scholarship Renewal:
-Personal statement discussing academic and entomological progress (2-page maximum).
-Academic transcripts
-One letter of reference

Nomination packages (including Renewals) must be submitted online via the Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity Award Nomination website by June 4, 2021. This deadline refers to receipt by the awards administrator of a complete package in a readable format.