There are a variety of scholarships offered and administered through the College of Science. Scholarships are available for students entering as freshman into graduate school. Selection of recipients is on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed, evaluated and awarded by the College of Science Scholarship Committee, comprised of COS faculty & staff, the Dean and Associate Dean.

To apply for the scholarships listed below (in addition to many others) please visit the University of Arizona's scholarship matching site Scholarship Universe. Using this site you can enter information about yourself and then be automatically matched to scholarships for which you're eligible and which are currently accepting applications.

Undergraduate Scholarships

College of Science Opportunity Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate students with majors in the College of Science who have a demonstrated interest in or commitment to advancing women in science. Preference for applicants from rural areas in Arizona and applicants with a demonstrated interest in or commitment to historically underrepresented populations.
Award Amount: $5,000/yr, possibility for renewal

Van de Verde Undergraduate Research Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in a College of Science discipline that demonstrate academic excellence and professional promise. Scholarship recipients must be working cooperatively with a faculty member on a research project. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Award Amount: $1,500/yr. possibility of renewal by re-application

H.J. & Signe Bonnevie Memorial Science Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who are National Merit Scholar Finalists and have indicated U of A as their first choice with a major in a scientific discipline within the College of Science. Award based on scholarship, merit, and professional potential.
Award Amount: $1,000/yr, renewable

Paul G. Koch & Elsie M. Koch Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming freshman/graduates of Tucson/Pima County high schools majoring in scientific disciplines. Award based on scholarship, merit, and professional potential.
Award Amount: $2,000/yr, renewable by re-application

Charles, Charles Jr., & Anthony Vomaska Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: High School graduates from Pima County with preference for Rincon High School graduates majoring in a scientific field, particularly pre-med studies. Applicants must be US citizens.
Award Amount: $1,000, non-renewable

Glen W., Vanice, & Keith G. Reid Biomedical Research Scholarship

Eligibility: This research award is made annually to, US born undergraduates or graduate students conducting research in fields of alcoholism, macular degeneration of the eye, cancer, human nutrition or allergies. Candidates must be excelling academically and making timely progress towards their degree.
Award Amount: $1,000/yr, possibility of renewal by re-application

Scholarships Contact:
Cecelia Perez

Galileo Circle Scholarships

Eligibility: Outstanding science undergraduates and graduate students are nominated by departments
Contact: Kasey Barghout

Graduate Scholarships

General Science

Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate science student pursuing career in environmental sciences
Contact: Scholarship Office (520) 621-2483

Glen W. Vanice and Keith G. Reid Endowment for Scientific Research in Biomedical Fields

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate science students, native-born US citizens conducting research in macular degeneration, cancer, nutrition or allergies
Contact: Office of the Associate Dean (520) 626-1092


Jamieson Graduate Fellowship

Eligibility: Astronomy graduate student
Contact: John Bieging (520) 621-2288

Andrew Ellicott Douglass Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: 2005-2006 Astronomy graduate students with outstanding academic achievement and financial need
Contact: John Bieging (520) 621-2288

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Herbert E. Carter Award

Eligibility: Biochemistry graduate student that demonstrates potential as an independent scientist
Contact: Olivia Mendoza (520) 621-3868


John Hostetter Scholarship in Biochemistry

Eligibility: Biochemistry graduate students that demonstrate academic excellence and financial need
Contact: (520) 621-2483


David F. O'Brien Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry

Eligibility: Post 3rd year Chemistry graduate student working in biochemistry and cancer research
Contact: Lori Boyd (520) 621-4348

Marvel Scholarship

Eligibility: Chemistry graduate student
Contact: Lori Boyd (520) 621-4348

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Robert W. Hoshaw

Eligibility: Outstanding graduate student in EEB with the potential to make contribution to field of EEB
Contact: Pennie Rabago (, 520-621-9328

William A. Calder III PhD

Eligibility: EEB unmarried graduate student from Mexico with commitment to conservation with potential to return to Mexico to educate others
Contact: Pennie Rabago (, 520-621-9328

William T. and Lola Benton

Eligibility: EEB Marine Biology Graduate Student doing research for the Shell Collection
Contact: Pennie Rabago (, 520-621-9328


Bert S. Butler

Eligibility: Geosciences graduate students that demonstrate scholarship, professional potential and character
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Charles G. Evensen Memorial Scholarship in Geosciences

Eligibility: Outstanding students in the Department of Geosciences
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Dr. H. Wesley Peirce Graduate Scholarship Endowment

Eligibility: Geosciences graduate student conducting field work required by thesis or dissertation
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Friends of Kartchner Caverns Scholarship in Honor of Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts

Eligibility: Geosciences graduate or undergraduate students
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Keith L. Katzer Memorial

Eligibility: Graduate students in Quatemary Geology and Geomorphology
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Maxwell N. Short Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduate students in geosciences nominated on basis of character, scholarship and professional potential
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Peter J. Coney Fellowship

Eligibility: Graduate students pursuing advance degree in structural-techtonics
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Sulzer Fund Graduate Fellowships in Geosciences

Eligibility: Outstanding Geosciences graduate student
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Fellowship in Mineralogy

Eligibility: Graduate student whose primary interest is in mineralogy
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

David Lowell Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility: Economic Geology graduate students
Contact: Rocina Garcia (520) 621-6004

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Andrew Douglass

Eligibility: Graduate student
Contact: Phyllis Greff (520) 621-2191


Cubic Corporation Scholarship

Eligibility: Two scholarships awarded to: 1) an outstanding physics graduate teaching assistant and 2) a physics undergraduate
Contact: Eva Gonzales (520) 621-4788

William S. Bickel

Eligibility: Graduate students interested in experimental physics or physics education, superior GPA, and excellent GRE scores
Contact: Eva Gonzales (520) 621-4788

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Graduate Students who are interested in working with children

Eligibility: Graduate student