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OSU Scholarships & Financial Aid Departmental Scholarships and Awards

OSU Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Oklahoma State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid administers scholarship and financial aid programs for students in all colleges throughout the University. Their office is located in the Student Union Atrium in Room 119, and detailed information about scholarships and other financial aid can be obtained at the website: https://financialaid.okstate.edu/

Incoming Students

Incoming freshman students apply for BIMB scholarships by completing the OSU Scholarship application in the OSU Admission Application packet.
Deadline: February 1 annually

Continuing Students

Continuing students apply for BIMB scholarships by completing the CASNR online scholarship application.
DEADLINE: January 15 annually

Transfer Students

Transfer students apply for BIMB scholarships by completing the OSU Scholarship application in the OSU Admission Application packet.
DEADLINE: February 1 annually

 

Departmental Scholarships and Awards

Linda C. Schultz Scholarship

The Linda C. Schultz Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014. Eloise Schultz made this scholarship possible in honor of her daughter, Linda C. Schultz. Linda was a 1984 graduate with her BS degree in Biochemistry. Linda’s first job was doing research for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and later for a start-up company. She worked briefly for a Doctor at OU doing research before entering Pharmacy school at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. She worked as a pharmacist in Oklahoma and Texas until her health prevented her continued employment. This scholarship is awarded to a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology undergraduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher, is an Oklahoma resident and is in financial need.

Roger E. & Norma L. Koeppe Scholarship

The Roger E. and Norma L. Koeppe Scholarship was established by Professor and Mrs. Koeppe to support an upper division outstanding Biochemistry major who intends to pursue graduate level study and a career in Biochemistry. Dr. Koeppe joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at OSU as an Associate Professor in 1959. In 1963 he was appointed the fourth head of the Department and he served in this position until his retirement in 1990. Dr. Koeppe’s research on glutamate metabolism was supported by the National Institutes of Health from 1959-1974.
Contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for additional information.

Grace Knox Award

The Grace Knox Award was established at the request of Grace A. Knox who received her BS from OSU in 1944 and went on to serve in the Women’s Army Corps. After WWII, Ms. Knox pursued graduate work at the University of Iowa, where she continued to work in biochemistry and molecular biology research for the University of Iowa Hospital. Ms. Knox presented OSU with an endowment gift to establish this award for support of undergraduate scholars in biochemistry and to commemorate her years at OSU, which she claimed were “the happiest time of her life”. This award is presented to a junior or senior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The award is based on student performance during the first two years.
Contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for additional information.

James E. Webster Award

The James E. Webster Award was established to honor Biochemist Dr. James E. Webster for his 51 years of service to OSU from 1928-1978. During Webster’s tenure he taught organic chemistry to thousands of students including such notables as Henry Bellmon (18th governor of OK, and 2 term US Senator), Wes Watkins (retired US Representative for OK and the person for whom OSU’s Wes Watkins Center is dedicated), and Allie P. Reynolds (renowned businessman, civic leader and sports personality for whom the OSU Baseball stadium is dedicated). The Webster Award recognizes outstanding academic performance during the freshman year with a 4.0 GPA.
Contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for additional information.

V. G. Heller Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The V.G. Heller Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was established in 1962 in recognition of Victor Heller, Head of OSU’s then Agricultural Chemistry Department from 1925-1949. Dr. Heller remained in active emeritus status from his retirement in 1956 until his passing in 1971. The Heller Award gives recognition to a graduating biochemistry senior with excellent grades and significant research experience.This award varies in amount and is awarded to the outstanding junior or senior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 
Contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for further information.

Paul F. Kruse, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Paul F. Kruse, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of Dr. Paul F. Kruse, Jr., the Biomedical Division Director and Vice President of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, OK. Dr. Kruse was part of the Noble Foundation from 1952-1973. The focus of his research was cell culture. The Kruse Award is given to an undergraduate major in Biochemistry in recognition of academic performance and potential. The amount of this departmental scholarship varies ($250-$500)and is awarded to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for further information.