Scholarships and Awards

The Everson Trust IPHY Undergraduate Scholarship for Women

The department of Integrative Physiology solicits scholarship applications from woman undergraduate students with outstanding academic and research accomplishments. The applicant must be a female junior or senior IPHY major (1) with at least a 3.2 GPA and (2) currently conducting independent research related to exercise physiology or human performance under the supervision of an IPHY faculty. Each recipient will be awarded $2,500 to support one of more of the following: (1) travel to present at scientific meetings, (2) stipend for research, and/or (3) research supplies. Honors students are highly encouraged to apply. Please submit the following electronic files to Dr. Rodger Kram (rodger.kram@colorado.edu).

1. The application form (download as: PDF file or Word file)

2. A copy of your unofficial transcript

3. A one-page essay explaining (1) the scientific significance of your current research project, (2) how your career goal is benefited by your research experience, and (3) a budget on how you plan to use this scholarship

4. A letter of recommendation from the IPHY faculty supervising your research

Application deadline is Oct. 1, 2014. Recipients will be notified in early November.

Questions can be directed to Dr. David Sherwood (david.sherwood@colorado.edu).

Dr. John C. Cottrell Endowment Scholarship

Purpose: To provide undergraduate scholarship support to students who are studying to become physicians and are enrolled in the College of Arts Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Application Information: This scholarship is only open to students who have been accepted into the Medical Scholars Program.

Richard A. McCray Scholarship

Purpose: To provide one scholarship annually to benefit an Arts and Sciences undergraduate student in natural sciences with at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership. Preference given to those with financial need who major in science education.

Application Information: Recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Nominations are submitted to the selection committee from the following departments: Applied Mathematics, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, EE Biology, MCD Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies Program, Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program, Geography, Geological Sciences, Integrative Physiology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. The committee is particularly interested in supporting students who may wish to pursue a career in science education. Awardees must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership ability. All other information on student scholarships is available from CU-Boulder's scholarships page, or by contacting the Academic Advising Office in Woodbury 109 (303-492-7885).

Fred Murphy Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding academic achievement (at least a 3.3 GPA) and extra-curricular and/or community service by a graduating senior in the Integrative Physiology Department.

The award's namesake, Professor Fred Murphy, was a faculty member in the department for 29 years. He was known for his athletic, academic, and musical talents and for his caring, nurturing attitude toward undergraduate students. He will always be remembered as a true gentleman who was a fine teacher and one who thought the student should be the focus of education.

The recipient will receive a cash award of $200.00 and a commemorative plaque.

Application Information: To apply for the award, submit one letter of recommendation from faculty or other individual who is familiar with your work or service, and a short essay which describes your goals, achievements, and contributions to the University, department, and/or community.

Applications are typically due in April, so watch for announcements. For additional information about the Fred Murphy Award, contact the Department of Integrative Physiology.

J. Tour Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Purpose: To benefit seniors or graduate students in the study of physical sciences and engineering. The scholarship is awarded based on need.

Application Information: Recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Nominations are provided by physical sciences departments (Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences, Integrative Physiology, Mathematics and Physics). Awards are given to seniors and graduate students demonstrating financial need. All other information on student scholarships is available from CU-Boulder's scholarships page, or by contacting the Academic Advising Office in Woodbury 109 (303-492-7885).

Astronaut Scholarship

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation awards $10,000 to outstanding students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the fields of engineering, math, and natural or applied sciences.

Nominee Requirements/Eligibility: Be a junior or senior at the time the scholarship begins. Be a U.S. citizen (birth certificate, U.S. passport or naturalization papers required). Have completed two years of full-time study at the ASF-supported/nominating school. Major in Natural or Applied Science, Engineering or Mathematics (biomedical research students are eligible, pre-med are not). Maintain full-time student status during both terms of the ASF-supported academic year. Have conducted a considerable amount of research in their specific field.

CU is seeking qualified applicants; we are allowed to nominate two students to the foundation. If you think you are eligible, please ask a faculty member to consider nominating you. Students need not be planning to pursue a career in space or space related research.

Nomination deadline is in January; have your nominator contact Deborah at topscholarships@colorado.edu for details and application materials.