Marine Biology Scholarship

Marine Biology Scholarship



Junior or Senior currently enrolled in the Zoology program at SIUC.

Minimum GPA 3.0

Completed or currently enrolled in Zoology 385, Introduction to Marine Biology.


Up to $3000 applied towards tuition, room, and board for attending a credit-generating field course taken at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) the summer following the award.


To Apply:

  1. Complete an SIU General Scholarship Application through the financial aid office
  2. Send a resume or cv, unofficial transcript, and letter of interest (2 pages maximum) describing academic and career goals including a description of how taking one or more courses at GCRL would advance those goals to:

Dr. Ed Heist

Department of Zoology

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1125 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL



Electronic submission preferred.  Submit application by March 1.  Applications will be judged by a committee of Zoology faculty based on academic performance in courses including Zoology 385, extracurricular activity, and the suitability of a GCRL field course for the student’s academic and professional goals.  Award will be announced by April 1 and will be paid directly to GCRL to offset expenses for enrolling in a summer course.