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College of Science

Biology

Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships - Department of Biology

The Department of Biology presents a number of undergraduate and graduate awards each year. 

These include:

  • The William L. and Martha Hughes Award For the Study of Biology
  • The Dr. Thomas R. Hellier, Jr. & Mrs. Evelyn F. Hellier Biology Scholarship
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Reserach Award
  • Tech Titans Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award
  • T.F. Kennerly Award
  • Graduate Research Achievement Award
  • Chad Watkins Memorial Award for Excellence i n Graduate Mentorship of Undgraduate Reserach in Biology
  • William F. Plyburn Award (Fellowship)
 
The William L. and Martha Hughes Award For the Study of Biology - This award was established in 1993 by William L. Hughes, Jr. and his wife Barbara in memory of his father and mother William L. and Martha Hughes. William L. and Martha W. Hughes enhanced the life experience of thousands of students and countless colleagues during their productive careers as educators.  Professor Hughes served the University as a member of the faculty for 40 years, retiring as head of the Biology Department in 1965 when named Professor Emeritus.  Early in her career as an educator, Mrs. Hughes served as a member of the physical education and chemistry departments at the University.  She later served as a science teacher in the Arlington Independent School District for nearly 20 years, from which she retired in 1965. Persons who show a potential for outstanding achievement and who qualify for admission to one of the degree programs of the Department of Biology at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Students may apply for this award through Mav Scholarshop.

 

The Dr. Thomas R. Hellier, Jr. & Mrs. Evelyn F. Hellier Biology Scholarship - Dr. and Mrs. Hellier were married on June 8, 1952.  Dr. Hellier began his academic career at Arlington State College in the fall of 1960 as an ichthyologist in the Department of Biology.  He retired in 2006, but he and Evelyn continue to be active members of the UT Arlington community.  The Helliers are proud to start this fund to help students with high academic achievementwho are working to overcome financial need.

Students may apply for this award through Mav Scholarshop.

 

The following awards are only awarded to students nominated by faculty and lab coordinators. Faculty and coordinators, please see the machform below to nominate students for these awards.

 

Undergraduate Research Award – Will be given to the undergraduate student with most outstanding research contribution. 

 

Tech Titans Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award – Awarded to a student who has shown excellent in undergraduate teaching in classroom, curriculum development and lab preparation. Student must have been enrolled in the Teaching assistantship course and given a grade of P or A during any semester of the current academic year. 

 

T.F. Kennerly Award –Will be awarded to the Graduate Teaching Assistant who best exemplifies the devotion to teaching and the concern for student exhibited by the late Dr. Kennerly. Must have completed at least one year of teaching.

 

Graduate Research Achievement Award – For outstanding research performance and achievement at the graduate level. 

 

Chad Watkins Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentorship of Undergraduate Research in Biology - This award is available to graduate students (MS or PhD) enrolled in UT Arlington, Department of Biology.  Nominees must have a record of mentoring undergraduate research endeavors at UT Arlington.  Awardees should have demonstrated a strong dedication and significant contribution to the training and professional development of undergraduate researchers.  

 

William F. Pyburn Award (Fellowship) – Award for one full-time Master’s or Doctoral student pursuing studies of Natural History, especially in the areas of systematics, ecology, or behavior. Student must have and maintain a 3.5 GPA and have produced significant publications and/or presentations.