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Scholarship Information

Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence in Academics

The Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence in Academics has been established to recognize the graduating student who has excelled in the classroom and laboratory as both a student and teacher. Recipients of this award should have a high grade point average, advanced coursework, interdisciplinary coursework, and service in student activities. Other considerations for this award may be participation in outreach programs designed to encourage grade school and undergraduate students to pursue careers in science, teaching assistant responsibilities, and/or experience working with the Center for Academic Performance as a tutor. Publications, presentations at scientific meetings and awards may also be considered.

Nominations for this award will be solicited from the graduate faculty. Recipient will be selected by the Graduate Council and announced at the annual awards banquet. The award carries a $500 honorarium and qualifies the recipient for consideration of the President's Award.

The recipient of the President's Award, receives a $1000 honorarium.

Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence in Research

The Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence in Research has been established to recognize the graduating student who has excelled in independent research. Recipients of this award should have a strong grade point average, and demonstrate leadership, creativity and independence in the laboratory. Other considerations for this award may be presentations and awards at local, regional, national and international meetings; awards, recognitions or fellowships earned for research activities, membership in scientific societies, grant funding, interdisciplinary studies, and teaching experience.

Nominations for this award will be solicited from the graduate faculty. Recipient will be selected by the Graduate Council and announced at the annual awards banquet. The award carries a $500 honorarium and qualifies the recipient for consideration of the Chancellor's Award.

The recipient of the Chancellor's Award, receives a $1000 honorarium.

Elena and Thomas Yorio Scholarship for First-Year Students

The Elena and Thomas Yorio Scholarship for First-Year Students was created to support first-year GSBS students who show leadership experience and potential, a personal commitment to graduate education, and research and personal integrity. The award was named to honor the contributions to the success of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences by founding dean, Dr. Thomas Yorio, and his wife, Elena, who, throughout the years, have made outstanding contributions and a tremendous impression on the campus and students. First-year students are invited to apply for the scholarship. Students entering the spring, summer or fall of the academic year are eligible to apply. Selection is based on the scholarship application essay and admission portfolio. Students must be registered in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as a degree-seeking student, and is open to all students regardless of citizenship or residency. The $1000 award is paid directly to each recipient's student account and qualifies an out-of-state resident to pay tuition at the in-state rate. Recipients of the award are selected by a subcommittee of the Graduate Council, appointed in writing by the dean.

Alcon Scholarship in Memory of Joseph DeFaller

The Alcon Scholarship in Memory of Joseph DeFaller was established to honor Joseph DeFaller, Ph.D. ('94) and assist GSBS students who are current Alcon employees or are a veteran or reservist from any branch of the US military. Applications are solicited from the GSBS student body each year and are open to all GSBS students regardless of citizenship or residency. Recipient is selected by the general scholarship committee. To be eligible, students must have completed the first year of graduate study. The $1000 award is paid directly to the student account and qualifies an out-of-state resident to pay tuition at the in-state rate.

Rachel M. Dauphin Memorial Scholarship

The Rachel M. Dauphin Memorial Scholarship honors Rachel M. Dauphin, a graduate student who courageously fought Hodgkin's disease. This scholarship will be offered to students seeking a degree through GSBS, shows academic achievement, and volunteerism. Applications are solicited from the GSBS student body each year and are open to all GSBS students regardless of citizenship or residency. Recipient is selected by the general scholarship committee. To be eligible, students must have completed the first year of graduate study. The $1000 award is paid directly to the student account and qualifies an out-of-state resident to pay tuition at the in-state rate.

Cell Biology and Anatomy Scholarship

The Cell Biology and Anatomy Scholarship support doctoral students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, majoring in a discipline under the authority of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy (Visual Sciences, Structural Anatomy, and Cell Biology), who demonstrate personal commitment to graduate education and research, leadership, and personal integrity. Applications are solicited from all doctoral students in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, regardless of citizenship or residency. Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee comprised of department graduate faculty, appointed in writing by the dean. The $1000 award is paid directly to the student account and qualifies an out-of-state resident to pay tuition at the in-state rate.

Neurobiology of Aging Fellowship

The Neurobiology of Aging Training Program is sponsored by the Institute for Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research (IAADR) and the Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience here at UNT Health Science Center, and funded through the National Institute on Aging. Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic strengths and interest/commitment to the study of the Neurobiology of Aging. Predoctoral fellows will receive a stipend and funds to support training related expenses including travel to a national conference. The Neurobiology of Aging fellowship includes a scholarship of at least $1,000. An out-of-state student selected as a recipient of this award that is not entitled to pay in-state tuition for any other reason, such as a graduate assistantship, will qualify for a scholarship waiver to pay in-state tuition. Applications are solicited from all doctoral students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, regardless of residency (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only). Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee comprised of graduate faculty, appointed in writing by the dean. The scholarship award is paid directly to the student account and qualifies an out-of-state resident to pay tuition at the in-state rate.

Graduate Student Association Scholarship

The Graduate Student Association Scholarship supports students enrolled in the GSBS who demonstrate significant academic performance, research aptitude, community service, campus involvement and financial need. Applications are solicited from the GSBS student body each year and are open to all GSBS students regardless of citizenship or residency who meet the following criteria: full time and continuous enrollment during the award period, minimum 3.0 GPA, and completion of the first year core requirements. Recipients are selected by a group of distinguished peers, nominated by their faculty advisors with confirmation from the dean, in a committee chaired by a Graduate Faculty member. The $1000 award is paid directly to the student account and qualifies an out-of-state resident to pay tuition at the in-state rate.

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