am running a
new program called the Canisius Science Scholars. This program
is a learning community for biology, environmental science, and/or ABEC majors.
There will be 8 students selected from the class of 2014 and 8
students selected from the class of 2015. The students who are chosen for the program will
receive $10,000 of scholarship money from the National Science
Foundation as part of their financial aid package for their
sophomore, junior, and senior years.
Students who are interested in this program
should complete an application by April 18. Applications are
available on Dr. Morris's door or may be downloaded
If you have questions, check the list of
frequently asked questions below. If you still have questions,
please contact Dr. Morris at 888-2567 or at
Am I eligible?
This program is open to freshmen majoring in Biology, Environmental
Science, or ABEC who have at least a 3.0 QPA and qualify for $10,000
of financial aid. Students planning to attend medical school
are not eligible, but those intending to attend graduate school are.
Why should I apply?
This program will look great on a resume, it will provide a
big part of a student's financial aid package, and students will
also have access to a variety of other opportunities, including
funding to attend 2 scientific conferences.
What will I have to do?
Students in the program will have to participate in a lunch bunch
(lunch provided by the program) once a month to talk about science,
there will be a social event planned by the students once each
semester, students will be able to invite a seminar speaker for the
junior seminar class in the fall of their junior year and for the
senior seminar class in the spring of their senior year.
Additionally, the program will provide funding for the student to
attend 2 conferences (this will be particularly useful to those
students who plan to do research with a faculty member in the
How do I apply?
Fill out an application by April 18th. The application
can be downloaded
here or you can get a hard copy
from Dr. Morris in HS317-D