Biology Department Scholarship
This year the Biology Department will awards scholarships to 6-8 outstanding students that are
pursuing careers in the field of Biology or Allied Health. The amounts range from $500 - $1500
each, depending on the specific scholarship awarded. These scholarships are based primarily on
merit, although extenuating personal circumstances are also taken into consideration. A team
of Biology faculty thoroughly evaluates all applications and makes awards to those students
that have shown exemplary work in their biology courses while at Cabrillo College.
-Pursuing a Biology related degree requiring courses from this department
- Completed one course from the Biology Department (Bio101 excluded) plus a second
course is in progress or already completed. Courses must be within the last two years
- Not a previous Biology Scholarship recipient
Five different Biology scholarships make up the available funds. You do not need to apply to a
particular scholarship. The selection committee will consider you for the scholarship that
seems the best fit for you.
Submit the following materials online NO LATER THAN FRIDAY MARCH 5 TH , 2021, 5:00 pm.
- Completed Google Forms Application Form
- 500 word essay described below
- Electronic copy of Cabrillo College transcripts and transcripts from any other colleges
attended (unofficial copies are sufficient but must show name of college and include a
summary GPA). Missing any portion of these requirements will automatically eliminate you from the selection
process. NO PAPER SUBMISSIONS.
Type a one-page (maximum 500 words) statement describing your academic objectives and goals,
your future professional goals, any academic honors received, extracurricular activities, Biology
department involvement (such as TA, SI leader or tutor), community involvement and any personal
experiences that have impacted your educational pursuit.
You can, but do not need to, request to be considered for a particular scholarship- the committee will find the one that
seems the best fit. Please notice that the requirements for each differ, so you may not be eligible some.
-: Awarded to outstanding students pursuing a degree in the biological sciences.
-: Awarded to an outstanding student selected by the department.
-: Awarded to an outstanding full-time biology student in the process of transferring to a 4-year
institution in the fall.
-: Awarded to an outstanding marine sciences oriented student. Must be enrolled at Cabrillo or a 4-year institution the following fall.
This application is due in March. Notifications as to the results of the committees’ selections
will be sent via e-mail in late March by the Biology Department by Carol Hoffman,
email@example.com. After that, the forms pass into the hands of the Cabrillo College
Financial Aid Office that will again notify you at the end of June . The money
awarded comes from the Financial Aid Office and will be available toward the end of August.
They will distribute the funds via your Higher One Card. Any questions regarding this money
should be done directly to the Financial Aid Office by calling them at 479-6415.