Scholarships and Awards

BCBP offers four undergraduate scholarships: Nelson #1, Nelson #2, Pace, and Tsutsui Scholarships. Each year we award $1000 ($500 per semester) to one or more outstanding students per scholarship. Scholarships are only available to current students and the criteria for each scholarship are listed on the application.

Submitting scholarship applications

2021 Scholarship Applications Submissions dates: February 22 – March 12

  • Application—Once available fill in all fields of the application and upload the supporting documents listed below:
    1.  Scholarship Activities Sheet Template (failure to use the template will result in disqualification).
    2. Essay—Please describe your research experience and explain how you plan to use your degree in the future.
    3. One letter of recommendation.
      • For the Tsutsui & Pace Scholarships, the letter can be from any faculty member.
      • For the Nelson #1 and Nelson #2 Scholarships, the letter must be from your research supervisor.
  • Do not include your name or UIN on the attached documents.
  • If you need to make any corrections to the information you submitted, please contact the Biochemistry and Biophysics Undergraduate Office at biobiougradadv@tamu.edu and they will make the changes for you.

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Scholarship Application

  • Please select your primary major.
  • The description and criteria for each scholarship is listed above.
  • Please upload a Word or PDF document of the completed Activities Sheet Template above. Failure to use the template will result in you being disqualified. The template can be saved and uploaded after you have entered your information. Do not include your name or UIN. The completed sheet should be no more than 2 pages with no less than 11 point font.
  • Your essay must address the above topic and cannot be more than one page in length double-spaced with Times New Roman 12 point font. Do not include your name or UIN. Once you have completed your essay, please upload in a Word or PDF document. Failure to use these specifications in your essay will result in you being disqualified.

List of scholarships and awards

Nestor Bottino Outstanding Senior Award

Linda Fisher Memorial Scholarship

Nancy M. and Brock D. Nelson #1

Nancy M. and Brock D. Nelson #2

Dr. Ethel Ashworth Tsutsui

Dr. Nick Pace

University and College-level Awards

  • Senior Merit Award
  • Earl Rudder Memorial Outstanding Student Award
  • Dean’s Outstanding Award
  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship
  • LAUNCH Undergraduate Research