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Undergraduate Awards In Biological Sciences

1. Louis Pasteur Award

To be eligible a graduating biology major must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 in the major, complete an exceptional research project and defend it before a subcommittee of the undergraduate program committee. The subcommittee will select the awardee, who will receive a $500 honorarium on Awards Day.

2. Elmer Hadley Award

Given to a graduating senior in Biological Sciences with high academic achievement who has completed an outstanding BioS 399 research project in the area of ecology, evolution, or conservation biology. A committee of the Ecology and Evolution group will select the awardee, who will receive a $500 honorarium on Awards Day.

3. Mark A. Wyatt Award

Given to a pre-medical biology major who is a member of the Honors College and has junior standing. The awardee is selected jointly by the Biology Department and Honors College and will receive a $500 honorarium on Awards Day.

4. The Hirsch Family Award

This award provides a $1,000 scholarship for a continuing, full-time student majoring in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Neuroscience at UIC who displays academic excellence and has a minimum GPA of 3.50. To apply, click here. The deadline for the Spring 2014 application is March 24, 2014.

Undergraduate Award In Neuroscience

The Hodgkin and Huxley Neuroscience Award

This award is given to an outstanding graduating Neuroscience major with a GPA above 3.7 and who performed an exceptional research project. The awardee is selected by an undergraduate program committee and will receive a $500 honorarium on Awards Day.

Undergraduate Award In Biochemistry

Edward G. Rietz and Stanley K. Shapiro Award:

Given to a graduating Biochemistry major who graduates with highest distinction and completes an exceptional research project. A joint Biology-Chemistry committee will select the awardee, who will receive a $500 honorarium.