The Everson Trust IPHY Undergraduate Scholarship for Women

The department of Integrative Physiology solicits scholarship applications from women 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 under the supervision of an IPHY faculty.

The recipient will be awarded $2,500 to support one or more of the following: (1) stipend for research project during summer or regular semesters, (2) travel to present at scientific meetings, and/or (3) research supplies. Underrepresented students are highly encouraged to apply. Please direct your questions and submit the following electronic files to Dr. Pei-San Tsai (pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu).

  1. The application form
  2. A copy of your unofficial transcript
  3. A one-page essay explaining (1) the significance your current research project and methods to be used, (2) how your career goal can benefit from your research experience, and (3) a budget on how you plan to use this scholarship and any special financial needs.
  4. A letter of recommendation from the IPHY faculty supervising your research
  5. Application deadline is Feb. 14, 2022.  Recipients will be notified in mid-March.

IPHY Undergraduate Conference Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

The department of Integrative Physiology provides an annual scholarship to support underrepresented* undergraduate students to travel to and present their original research at a scientific conference. The applicant must conduct original research sponsored by an IPHY faculty and is the lead author on the work to be presented. The recipient will be awarded $400 to support one or more of the following: (1) conference registration, (2) travel and transportation (3) lodging, and (4) per diem costs. Please submit the following electronic files to Dr. Pei-San Tsai (pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu).

  1. The application form
  2. The research abstract accepted by the conference
  3. A 250-word (maximum) explanation of how participation in this conference will advance your personal and/or professional goals.
  4. A letter of support from the IPHY faculty supervising this research

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only one award will be given each year.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Pei-San Tsai (pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu)

*Underrepresented status is defined as racial/ethnic minority (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), an individual with a disability (physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities) and/or an individual from a disadvantaged background based on two or more of the required criteria (e.g., first generation college student, grew up in a qualifying US rural area).

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.

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 $500.00 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 IPHY Department.

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.

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.