Scholarships

College of Science and Mathematics

Undergraduate

Graduate

The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Criteria:
  1. The Graduate Summer Research Fellowship is available to MA/MS students in CSAM who are completing their first year of a research-based thesis program.
  2. Students should submit a two-page research proposal, with summer goals/timeline. This proposal must include full contact information including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  3. Students should submit courses/grades from first year (unofficial transcript suffice plus predictions of grades in courses currently being taken can be appended as a separate list).
  4. Students should obtain and submit a letter of support from her or his faculty thesis advisor/mentor including a statement that research will take place with the mentor over this coming summer.
  5. Applications should be submitted directly to the Dean’s Office, Richardson Hall Room 263.
  6. The recipient and her/his mentor will be notified via e-mail. Please note that the mentor and the awardee(s) will be invited and recognized at the CSAM Awards and Recognition event sometime in May.
Mrs. Margaret Sokol has provided CSAM students with an opportunity to advance their education. The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship will provide a $5,000.00 stipend to a talented M.S. or M.A. graduate student to conduct research on their thesis at MSU during the summer.
Any CSAM science graduate student who has completed one year of graduate study, is working on a research thesis, and will return to MSU for the fall semester is eligible to apply.
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science
Amount: $10,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Criteria: 

The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science is a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) award to a graduating natural science major from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) at Montclair State University who will pursue formal, full-time graduate study leading to a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. This award will be restricted to students in the disciplines of Biology, Molecular Biology, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry. Each year one graduating senior will be selected to receive one of these $10,000 Fellowships. Applications will be reviewed following the fall semester and announcement of the award will be made in the spring each year.
 
The recipient of the award will be given a $5,000 stipend upon verification of enrollment for the first year of graduate study, and the additional $5,000 when she/he verifies that approximately half of the graduate program has been completed. The second $5,000 portion will be placed in trust in an interest bearing account. The recipient will receive both the principal and interest at the time of the second award. In the event that the Fellow does not continue in the graduate program, the second award will not be granted and the money will be returned to the fund at Montclair State University.
 
Candidates for the award must have completed at least 60 semester hours at Montclair State University with at least 24 semester hours completed in their natural science major at Montclair State University by graduation. Candidates must submit formal application to the Department Chair on the form provided. Each department chair may nominate no more than one applicant in each discipline to the Dean, who will consult with the CSAM department chairs prior to making a determination of the award recipient.
Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarships
Amount: $1,500 to $7,000 per year
The Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarships are available to qualified new graduate students who have not previously earned a master's degree. To be eligible, students must be fully matriculated into a graduate degree program either on a full- or part-time basis by the time the Scholarship is awarded. The scholarships will provide tuition for 2 semesters for a maximum of 24 semester credits for full-time students and 12 credits for part-time students. Recipients must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average each semester of the award.
Application Deadline: TBA
For full details and an online application for this scholarship, please visit the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarships website.

Department of Biology & Molecular Biology

Undergraduate

Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship
Amount: Up to two awards per year; $1000-$2000 each based on fund availability 
Applications: Applications will be considered starting February 15. Contact the Biology department in Science Hall room 107 for application.
Criteria: Full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in at least six credits and majoring in a major housed within the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology, in good academic standing, with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the major.
The Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship has been established to financially assist talented undergraduate and graduate students to defray expenses of their own research while enrolled as a full-time Biology and Molecular Biology major at Montclair State University in the year in which the funds are awarded.
An Award recipient must demonstrate a commitment to biology and molecular biology scholarship and research.
This award is founded in loving memory of Professor Bonnie Lustigman.
Notification: April 1
Download the Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship application.
Charles E. Hadley Memorial Fund for Independent Student Research
Amount: Up to $500 
Applications: Applications will be considered starting February 15. Contact the Biology department in Science Hall room 107 for application.
Criteria: Demonstration of academic excellence and financial need.
The Hadley Fund provides grants for undergraduate students who have displayed both excellence of work and need for financial assistance to complete their research and independent study projects in Biology.
Notification: April 1
Download the Charles E. Hadley Memorial Fund for Independent Student Research application.
Jacob Goodman Scholarship
Amount: Approximately $500
Application Deadline: Recipient will be selected based on academic achievement (GPA) during the Fall semester and the award issued for the following Spring semester. Students do not need to file an application.
Criteria: Full-time undergraduate in the Biology Department with at least 90 credits completed towards the degree and at least one semester of study remaining. Financial need is not a consideration. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.2) and potential for making an outstanding contribution in the field of biology after graduation.
The Jacob Goodman Scholarship provides scholarship assistance for full-time, undergraduate students enrolled in the Biology Department at Montclair State University.
Viola Whitney Pfleger Fund
Amount: Up to $800 
Applications: Applications will be considered starting February 15. Contact the Biology department in Science Hall room 107 for application.
Criteria: Preferably a Biology major. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the major. Experience in horticulture preferred.
The Viola Whitney Pfleger Fund has been established to support a student with sincere interest in botany or in conservation efforts affecting the plant environment.
Notification: April 1
Download the Viola Whitney Pfleger Fund application.
Dr. Al Stein Memorial Fund
Amount: Approximately $250-500 
Applications: Applications will be considered starting February 15; because this fund is for students in need of emergency funds, applications may also be considered outside of the normal application period. Contact the Biology department in Science Hall room 107 for application.
Criteria: Undergraduate recipients must have successfully completed one year of Biology core and collateral courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the time of application. Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application.
This fund has been established to financially assist full-time undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring in one of the degree programs offered in the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology. The Award is intended to assist students who are in need of emergency funds.
* We encourage successful applicants to restore the funds to the Biology and Molecular Biology Department and the Dr. Al Stein Memorial Fund when they are financially able to, in order to help future students in need.
Notification: April 1
Download the Dr. Al Stein Memorial Fund application.
S. Marie Kuhnen Scholarship
Amount: One scholarship per year; amount varies based on fund availability. 
Applications: Applications will be considered beginning February 15.
Criteria: Full-time undergraduate enrolled as a Biology major in the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology at Montclair State University, in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement; the financial need of a candidate will be a consideration. A recipient may receive a scholarship for a maximum of two years.
This fund has been established to financially assist one full-time undergraduate student enrolled as a Biology major at Montclair State University with an intention to teach. Student should be enrolled in field biology studies.
Download the S. Marie Kuhnen Scholarship application.
The Hans-Ulrich Gubler Scholarship
Purpose: This scholarship was established in memory of Hans-Ulrich Gubler (1922-2010). H-U. Gubler was a Swiss microbiologist whose professional career spanned four decades. During that time he worked in a variety of biological research areas, most notably on the immunosuppressant properties of cyclosporine. His younger son emigrated to NJ in 1980 and his daughter-in-law is an MSU Department of Biology alumna.
Eligibility: Demonstration of academic excellence and financial need.
Amount: $1000.
Application deadline: February 15
Notification: by April 1
Download the The Hans-Ulrich Gubler Scholarship application.

Graduate

Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship
Amount: Up to two awards per year; $1000-$2000 each based on fund availability 
Applications: Applications will be considered starting February 15, 2012. Contact the Biology department in Science Hall room 107 for application.
Criteria: Full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in at least six credits and majoring in a major housed within the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology, in good academic standing, with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the major.
The Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship has been established to financially assist talented undergraduate and graduate students to defray expenses of their own research while enrolled as a full-time Biology and Molecular Biology major at Montclair State University in the year in which the funds are awarded.
An Award recipient must demonstrate a commitment to biology and molecular biology scholarship and research.
This award is founded in loving memory of Professor Bonnie Lustigman.
Notification: April 1
Download the Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship application.
Dr. Al Stein Memorial Fund
Amount: Approximately $250-500 
Applications: Applications will be considered starting February 15, 2012; because this fund is for students in need of emergency funds, applications may also be considered outside of the normal application period. Contact the Biology department in Science Hall room 107 for application. 
Criteria: Undergraduate recipients must have successfully completed one year of Biology core and collateral courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the time of application. Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application.
This fund has been established to financially assist full-time undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring in one of the degree programs offered in the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology. The Award is intended to assist students who are in need of emergency funds.
* We encourage successful applicants to restore the funds to the Biology and Molecular Biology Department and the Dr. Al Stein Memorial Fund when they are financially able to, in order to help future students in need.
Notification: April 1,
Download the Dr. Al Stein Memorial Fund application.
Viola Whitney Pfleger Fund
Amount: Up to $700 
Applications: Applications will be considered starting February 15, 2012. Contact the Biology department in Science Hall room 107 for application. 
Criteria: Preferably a Biology major. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the major. Experience in horticulture preferred.
The Viola Whitney Pfleger Fund has been established to support a student with sincere interest in botany or in conservation efforts affecting the plant environment.
Notification: April 1
Download the Viola Whitney Pfleger Fund application.
The Hans-Ulrich Gubler Scholarship
Purpose: This scholarship was established in memory of Hans-Ulrich Gubler (1922-2010). H-U. Gubler was a Swiss microbiologist whose professional career spanned four decades. During that time he worked in a variety of biological research areas, most notably on the immunosuppressant properties of cyclosporine. His younger son emigrated to NJ in 1980 and his daughter-in-law is an MSU Department of Biology alumna.
Eligibility: Demonstration of academic excellence and financial need.
Amount: $1000.
Application deadline: February 15, 2012
Notification: by April 1, 2012
Download the The Hans-Ulrich Gubler Scholarship application.