Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships 

Biology and Environmental Science Academic Scholarships

Several academic scholarships are available to undergraduates majoring in Biology or Environmental Science, and are funded through the Biology Endowment Fund. This fund was established from donations of Friends of the Department and from sales of laboratory manuals prepared by department faculty and staff since 1970. The BIO/ESC Academic Scholarships are available to entering freshmen as well as to on-campus students having GPA's of at least 3.0. (up to $1,000 per year) 

Claude McLeod Academic Scholarship

This scholarship honors a distinguished Biology professor, Claude McLeod, and is supported through the Biology Endowment Fund created by sales of department laboratory manuals and by contributions of relatives and friends in memory of Professor McLeod. Mr. McLeod served the Biology Program from 1940 to 1980, during which time he introduced many students to the study of plants. His seminal work, the Big Thicket Forest of East Texas (1967), was instrumental in the eventual development of the Big Thicket National Preserve. (up to $1,200 per year)

Emma Normand Academic Scholarship

This scholarship honors a distinguished Biology professor, Emma Normand, and is supported through the Biology Endowment Fund created by sales of department laboratory manuals and by contributions of relatives and friends in memory of Emma Normand. Miss Emma Normand served as a highly dedicated professor of Biology from 1922 to 1965. She was committed to excellence in the classroom and expected the same from her students. (up to $1,200 per year) 

James Patrick Weber Environmental Science Award

Established to honor Dr. Weber's tireless efforts on behalf of the health of the people of Huntsville and East Texas. A former Professor of Psychology at SHSU, Pat Weber used his research expertise to cross academic boundaries in pursuit of the truth about the water we drink, the air we breathe, and their effects on our total well-being. The James Patrick Weber Environmental Science Award is supported from an endowed fund established by the East Texas Quality of Life Coalition, Huntsville, Texas, on December 14, 1984. This award is given to Environmental Science majors having outstanding academic records. (up to $200 per year) 

The S.C. Wilson Sr., Logan Wilson and S.R. Warner Endowed Scholarships

The Wilson-Warner Scholarships, the most prestigious of all awards in the Department of Biological Sciences, are made available due to the generosity of S. Calhoun Wilson and family in recognition of the contributions to Sam Houston State University and higher education in Texas made by S.C. Wilson, Sr., Logan Wilson and S.R. Warner. S.C. Wilson, Sr. and S.R. Warner were long-time chairs and leaders of the Departments of Agriculture and Biology, respectively, at SHSU. Logan Wilson, son of S.C. Wilson, Sr., served with distinction as President of The University of Texas. The Wilson-Warner Scholarships, initiated in 1994, are award to outstanding Biology and Environmental Science majors having a minimum GPA of 3.5. The Department of Agriculture at SHSU also award the Wilson-Warner Scholarships to outstanding students majoring in Agriculture. ( up to $1,500-$3,000 per year) 

S.R. Warner Academic Scholarship

This scholarship honors Seldon R. Warner who joined the faculty in 1912 and was the first faculty member at Sam Houston to hold the Ph.D. degree. Dr. Warner published extensively on the ecology of plants in East Texas and served as department chair, retiring in 1946. Through his leadership as scientist, teacher and administrator the Biology Department thrived and attained a level of prominence in Texas. 


For information about Departmental Scholarships, contact:

Chair of Biological Sciences 
Sam Houston State University
P.O. Box 2116 
Huntsville, TX 77341 
(936) 294-1540 or FAX (936) 294-3940

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Department of Biological Sciences
2000 Ave. I, Lee Drain Building (LSB) 
P.O. Box 2116
Huntsville, Texas 77341
Phone: 936.294.1540 Fax: 936.294.3940