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Scholarships and Grants

MMBio Experiential Learning Grant

Experiential learning grants are awarded to help fund activities that may include research projects, study abroad, or internships. Applications are reviewed shortly after the deadlines listed below and must correspond to a specific semester (Winter, Spring/Summer, or Fall) during which the experience will take place. One-semester award amounts may range from $500 to $1,000 in the form of a scholarship. Applications require endorsement from an MMBio faculty mentor or other advisor. Awards are granted to those who provide compelling justifications, including the value of the experience for intellectual development, career preparation, or impacts on the community. Experiences that involve original scholarship, forming connections with scientists/practitioners outside of BYU, or innovative community outreach are especially encouraged. Consideration is also given to the financial need of the student applicant. Additional information is included in the application. Click the button below for the application to apply.

Application Deadlines
December 1st – for Winter experiences
April 1st – for Spring/Summer experiences
August 1st – for Fall experiences
**If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications will still be accepted the next business day.

MMBio Experiential Learning Grant Application

Life Sciences Internship Travel Grant

Students who are seeking aid in travel costs for their internships may apply to receive funding from the MMBio Department and the College of Life Sciences. The College will typically match up to $400 for domestic and $600 for international travel. MMBio students are encouraged to apply for this grant instead of the Experiential Learning Grant (above) to help fund their internships because they may receive a larger award due to the College match. Click the button below for the application to apply.

Application Deadlines
December 1st – for Winter internships
April 1st – for Spring internships
June 1st – for Summer internships
August 1st – for Fall internships

Life Sciences Internship Travel Grant Application

MMBio Departmental Scholarships 2023-24

MMBio provides tuition scholarships for eligible students (see below). Students must first seek funding through the University. When the University application is completed, click the button below to access the application for college and department-level scholarships.

Application deadline is February 1, 2023

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The College of Life Sciences scholarship page is still under construction. Please apply for the university scholarship here and both the college and department will review your information there.

MMBio Department Scholarship Application

Available MMBio department-level scholarships are listed below. To be eligible, you must be enrolled as an MMBio student (officially declared on your transcript). Please read the description of each scholarship carefully to make sure you qualify.

  • Thomas Myers Scholarship - Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Microbiology or related field are eligible
  • Ekeroth Scholarship - Juniors and seniors in Microbiology are eligible
  • Sagers Scholarship - Juniors and seniors in Microbiology and Molecular Biology are eligible
  • Johnson Scholarship - This scholarship has been set up specifically “For the purpose of supporting research and scientific investigation in the area of virus infections, discover methods to prevent Aleutian disease in mink, investigate the nature of human viral infections, and methods of control and prevention”
  • Chen Scholarship - This scholarship has specific requirements: Juniors and seniors are eligible (graduate students may also apply). This scholarship is intended for students studying nutritional immunology. Microbiology and Molecular Biology majors may apply. Student must have a 3.3 or higher GPA. If there are insufficient, qualified applicants whose research is in the area of nutritional immunology, awards may be made for selected students engaged in other immunology or nutrition associated research. Those receiving awards shall be eligible for awards in more than one academic year. No more than a total of four semesters
  • Anderson-Young Scholarship - For one or more selected students who are pursuing a degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and having been accepted into the MLS Program
  • Joel Myres Scholarship - Preference given to students who are pursuing studies or research in genetics, molecular genetics, or the biological aspects of human development.