Awards & Honors for Biology Students Each year, the Hamline University Biology Department awards several merit-based academic scholarships for students majoring in biology. These awards come from endowed funds donated by biology alumni and emeritus professors. To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, students must: have completed at least one introductory biology course. have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. be making satisfactory progress toward a biology degree by completing courses outside the biology department required for the biology major (e.g., general chemistry). Eligible applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: Demonstrated interest in biology beyond course-related requirements. Outstanding aptitude for biology. Evidence of such interest and aptitude may include: exceptional performance (G.P.A.) and leadership in biology courses independent study projects collaborative research with faculty at Hamline or other universities participation in the Biology Club/Tri-Beta biology honor society work-related experience Scholarship Awardees must: Register for and participate in Biology Seminar each semester. Continue to meet the minimum GPA requirements for the scholarships. Show increasing levels of participation and leadership within the Biology Department (e.g., collaborative research, development of honors project, participation & leadership in biology club/Tri-Beta, , serving as a tutor or teaching assistant, etc.) between the sophomore and senior years. Apply annually to renew the Biology Scholarship for the next academic year. Biology Scholarship Application - See application for annual deadlines and instructions.