Undergraduate Awards

Biology Undergraduate Awards

Every spring semester, the faculty gives several undergraduate awards in Biological Sciences. These awards are presented to students demonstrating excellent academic achievement, initiative, and/or service. Some of the awards were designated by donors for students entering specific areas of study. Electronic nominations for awards will be solicited by Biological Sciences faculty and students will also be invited to self-nominate in the spring semester via the Biology Majors Portal.

Biological Sciences Faculty Award: An award given by the faculty of the School of Biological Sciences to a graduating Biology major who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, meritorious character, and significant contributions to the School of Biological Sciences. This monetary award is funded by faculty donations. Note: awarded to a student graduating in the current calendar year.

John H. Ridley Award:  A monetary award given annually to a junior Biology major who plans to apply to medical school and has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and talent for research. This award is intended to support the recipient’s academic and research interests in the senior year.     

Williams-Walls Award: A monetary award given annually to one or more senior women in the life sciences (majoring in Biology or Psychology) with a grade point average of 3.5 or above, and who has applied to graduate school.

For questions about Biology Undergraduate awards, or to nominate yourself or someone you know, please contact Dr. Mira Brockett

If you would like to support these programs through a gift, bequest, matching gift from your company, or gifts of stock or real estate, please contact Erin Green (erin.green@cos.gatech.edu, Cell: 404-308-1845) in the College of Sciences, who would be happy to discuss options with you.