|G. H. Lauff Scholarship and Awards|
The Lauff Scholarship was established Dr. George Lauff, former KBS director. Under his leadership, KBS developed strong research programs in aquatic and terrestrial ecology led by resident faculty. He also led the development of data management and computer technology at biological field stations. The Lauff Scholarship was the first endowed scholarship at KBS.
Requests received prior to March 15, 2016 will have priority for funding.
There are three types of G.H. Lauff Awards:
Several different undergraduate and graduate fellowships and scholarships have been established specifically for students who wish to study at the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University.
Students with outstanding scholastic achievement that will contribute to research and education in ecology and evolution will be given highest priority for these awards.
Award: Tuition costs up to 6 credits.
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolling for at least one course at KBS. Priority will be given to students who are planning on pursuing graduate work in ecology or evolution, careers in conservation, or science teaching.
Recipients are strongly encouraged to be in residence at KBS for the terms they are enrolled.IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline for the scholarship applications is before summer registration begins in late March! If you are awarded a scholarship for enrollment in an undergraduate course, we will hold a seat for you in the class via enrollment over-ride.
Award: $1,000 to $1,500
Eligibility: The purpose of this award is to recruit students to utilize KBS as a research site. Applicants are limited to upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students (with less than 20 graduate credit hours) who intend to conduct research program at KBS. More advanced graduate students should apply for a Research Award to initiate or support ongoing research at KBS.
Recipients of Research Scholar Awards must be in residence at KBS in the summer term and are expected to enroll for research credits (thesis, dissertation, or special problems), and the Current Topics in Ecological Research course (ZOL 891). Applicants must be a currently enrolled MSU student, OR plan to enroll for at least one MSU credit during the Award period
Criteria: Individuals who are interested in initiating research at KBS and are expected to contribute substantially to the research and educational environment at KBS. Evaluation is based solely on merit.
A final report in the form of a letter must be sent to the Director's office summarizing research activities and likelihood of continuing activities at KBS by September 1 of the award year.
Award: Up to $500 for travel to field sites, supplies, and equipment.
Eligibility: Open to graduate students who wish to initiate research at KBS. Students may reapply for this award.
A final report in the form of a letter must be sent to the Director's office summarizing research activities and likelihood of continuing activities at KBS by September 1 of the year of the award.
The Selection Committee will consider only merit, not need, in making these awards. Awards will be made on the basis of partial tuition and fees. The Selection Committee will not discriminate on the basis of the sex, age, height, weight, physical handicap, race, political or religious preference, national origin or sexual orientation of any applicant.
Students interested in pursuing research or other awards listed herein should contact KBSsummer@kbs.msu.edu.
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