Information for Current UST Biology Students

Biology and related interdisciplinary majors can tap into a wealth of information using the links below and on the menu bars to the left and above.  

Biology Department Scholarships and Awards

Two scholarships are available to Biology majors.  Applications are accepted during the spring semester of every year.

The department has also established two awards to recognize academic excellence and outstanding contributions to our department or the community. 

Biology Department Scholarships

The Paul J. Germann Scholarship in Biology

This scholarship was established by Dr. Paul Germann, former Chair of the Biology Department, for students majoring in Biology or Biochemistry who have had an outstanding  record of academic achievement.



The James M. Jagodzinksi and North Central Instruments Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded for meritorious performance by a Junior or Senior majoring in Biology or Biochemistry.


Both of the scholarships honor the winners with a cash award that is credited toward tuition.

Biology Department Awards

Leading E.D.G.E.

An award established to recognize and honor the most outstanding students in BIOL 201 and 202 (E.D.G.E. is taken from the first letters of: Ecology, Adaptation and Diversity; and Genetics andEvolution).  Each student receives a certificate of achievement, a recently published book of interest to a biologist, and a student membership to the American Institute of Biological Sciences (including a subscription to the journal BioScience). 



Recently established, this award was named after the keystone that holds up an arch and keystone species, whose presence is vital to the health of an ecosystem.  It goes to senior Biology majors whose initiative and dedication has produced changes that have benefited the department, the university, or the wider community.  Students are honored with a certificate of achievenment.