Awards and Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
 

William Burns Downey Memorial Scholarship - Endowed

Awarded to encourage biological and chemical research for undergraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry.

R. W. and Frances H. Engel Scholarship - Endowed

Awarded to support the education of undergraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry.


Alumni Scholarship - Annual Giving

Awarded to support the education of upper division undergraduate students majoring in biochemistry.


Richard E. Ebel Scholarship - Annual Giving

The scholarship was established to recognize the teaching contributions of R.E. Ebel. It is awarded to the rising senior who has, through excellent accomplishment in the biochemistry curriculum, demonstrated superior ability to pursue a career in the life sciences.

 

William E. Newton Award - Annual Giving

The award was established in recognition of the service of W.E. Newton as Department Head, 1992-1998. This award is given to a senior who, as a junior, demonstrated research potential and accomplishment.

Applications for these scholarships are made by applying for College level scholarships. Since the BS in Biochemistry is offered through either the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) or the College of Science (COS), interested students should apply to their specific college. Please take the following steps to assure consideration of all scholarship activities at Virginia Tech.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) online on time.
  2.  Complete the Virginia Tech OSFA On-Line General Scholarship Application.
  3. If invited, complete the Virginia Tech Honors Program Application in a timely manner. These are issued by invitation only.

More on College level scholarships: CALS awards numerous undergraduate scholarships and Biochemistry majors are usually in a strong competitive position to receive these awards. Specific information is available on the CALS scholarship information page. Applications for these scholarships are due April 1, but if possible, they should be sent sooner. Fewer scholarships are available in the College of Science. Information about these COS scholarships provides more details about these awards.
 

Academic scholarships at Virginia Tech are available through the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid as well as the various colleges and academic departments. Please take the following steps to assure consideration of all scholarship activities at Virginia Tech.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) online on time.
  2.  Complete the Virginia Tech OSFA On-Line General Scholarship Application.
  3. If invited, complete the Virginia Tech Honors Program Application in a timely manner. These are issued by invitation only.

The BS in Biochemistry is offered through either the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) or the College of Science (COS). CALS awards numerous undergraduate scholarships and Biochemistry majors are usually in a strong competitive position ti receive these awards. Specific information is available on the CALS scholarship information page. Applications for these scholarships are due April 1, but if possible, they should be sent sooner. Fewer scholarships are available in the College of Science. Information about these COS scholarships provides more details about these awards.

The Biochemistry Department also awards departmental scholarships for rising Juniors and Seniors. Applications for college scholarships will be used in awarding departmental scholarships. Awards are based on excellent academic achievement. Some scholarships require a demonstration of financial need.

 

Contact

David Lally
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Department of Biochemistry
340 West Campus Drive
106 Engel Hall
540-231-9524
dlally@vt.edu

 

David Bevan
Undergraduate Director
360 West Campus Drive
201 Fralin Hall
540-231-5040
drbevan@vt.edu

 

Tim Larson
Undergraduate Director
360 West Campus Drive
202 Fralin Hall
540-231-7060
tilarson@vt.edu