Scholarships For Women In Biology (Science Scholarships – Part 1)

Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Lori Pace

Women are more likely to go to college than men, regardless of whether they are pursuing their first degree or returning to school for a new career. Many women in science face the problem of being minority students. This is the first episode of our series “Science Scholarships For Women” to list out the opportunities out there to develop science. Here are the list of scholarships for women in biology.

Scholarships for Biology

Scholarships for Biology

Biologists are vital in school, health, and conservation settings. Many women who study biology go on to graduate school and do research. This can make their education quite costly. There are many scholarships and grants available for women who study biology or any of the related sciences.

Other Scholarships for Women in Science:

Libbie Hyman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate or graduate biology student every year. The awards range in value from $750 up to $1000. Deadlines usually fall in March.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and gives preference to women and minorities studying ocean sciences. This scholarship covers oceanography, marine archeology, and marine biology. is the only place to submit applications.

Women Divers Hall of Fame scholarships

These scholarships are available to women who study in a range of fields, including marine conservation and marine biology. The awards are available to undergraduate and graduate women and range in value from $1000 to $2000. To apply, interested applicants will need to complete an application form along with an essay. The Women Divers Hall of Fame awards multiple scholarships. Each recipient can only apply for one scholarship. There is more information at their website, or you can email the Women Divers Hall of Fame at

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Excellence in Science Scholar

 These scholarships are for women who have completed their education and have demonstrated exceptional achievement in biology. Recipients must prove their significant contributions to research and leadership, as well as being mentors or scientists. A recipient must be a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

General Biology Scholarships

General Biology Scholarships

These are not specifically for female applicants. Women can and should still apply for these scholarships to reduce their financial burden as well as increase their visibility in scientific circles. These scholarships are for general biology:

National Garden Clubs scholarships

31-34 undergraduate and graduate students who major in biology receives and aggregate of $3500. Majors in plant biology are given preference.

Recreational Boating Industries Scholarships

The Educational Foundation of the Recreational Boating Industries offers up to $1000 in scholarships to undergraduates majoring in biology, natural resources, or any other tourism-related science.

Turf & Ornamental Communicators Society Scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduate majors in biology and horticulture.

Wildlife Leadership Awards

This scholarship provides $2000 annually to junior and senior students who study biology or natural resources.

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