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Undergraduate students:

Undergraduate student scholarships are used primarily to offset the cost of living-in-residence at KBS. KBS scholarships are allocated to students when they are accepted into courses. To learn more about our course offerings and application visit the Summer Courses page.

Questions? Contact KBSsummer@kbs.msu.edu.

Graduate students:

Research Awards
Graduate students interested in conducting research at KBS are eligible to apply for limited, competitive Research Awards.  Research awards are typically $500.  Preference is given to students early in their research careers.  These awards come from the T. Wayne and Katherine Porter (preference for work on invertebrates), G. H. Lauff funds and the MSU graduate school.

Questions? Contact Director@kbs.msu.edu.


Research Fellowhips

Graduate Students enrolled at MSU are eligible to apply for limited, competitive Research Fellowhips. These fellowships are intended for non-KBS graduate students to make it possible for them to pursue research at KBS. They can cover room and board as well as some research expenses.  Thesse awards come from the MSU graduate school.

Requests received prior to March 15, 2015 will have priority for funding.

Graduate Scholarship Application

(Note: This application covers housing, tuition, and research funding)



Funding Sources

Scholarships and fellowships enable promising young scientists to spend the summer in residence at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station by offsetting the expense of staying at a field station.  If you would like to support any of the following funds, please go to our Giving to KBS page.

George H. Lauff Scholarship

The Lauff Scholarship was established by KBS Director Emeritus Dr. George H. Lauff to provide tuition and research awards to undergraduate and graduate students at KBS. This scholarship is the first endowed scholarship at KBS and celebrates the commitment of Dr. Lauff to fostering the next generation of ecologists.


T. Wayne and Kathryn Porter Graduate Fellowship

Porter Fellowships are available to graduate students pursuing research at KBS, with preference given to students interested in studying invertebrates.
The fellowship honors the lifelong commitment of Dr. Porter to field studies of invertebrates and the many years he taught at KBS.

Joe Johnson Fellowship Fund

The Joe Johnson Fellowship supports student internships and research on wildlife conservation, habitat preservation and restoration at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. The fellowship was established to honor Joe’s 48 years of work at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and his lifetime commitment to wildlife conservation and education.

Patricia A Werner Scholarship

This scholarship honors Patricia A. Werner, a former KBS faculty member, internationally recognized plant population ecologist, educator and science administrator. The intent of this scholarship is to provide hands-on field experiences to students as a vital complement to their classroom and laboratory studies.

Noall Scholarship in Biological and Environmental Science
This scholarship honors Sharin E. & Thomas Noall and Charles & Thelma Noall. The intent for this scholarship is to provide a life changing experience for MSU students at KBS.

Benjamin Skulnick Scholarship

Harvey and Janet Skulnick established the fund in loving memory of their son, Benjamin, who spent several summers at KBS. The scholarship honors his life and recognizes the importance KBS had on Ben as an MSU student.
The Skulnick scholarship can defray the cost for a student to be in residence at KBS and participate in coursework or research.

ROKS Scholarship
The Residential Opportunities at the Kellogg Station scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to provide students the opportunity to combine classroom and field research experiences while living in residence at the Kellogg Biological Station.  Funds are awarded to cover tuition, housing, and related expenses to students planning to be in residence at KBS for any academic term.


Questions? Contact KBSsummer@kbs.msu.edu.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 16:01