College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biology : Awards & Scholarships

The Biology Division rewards deserving students for their progress, performance, and dedication to the field. Eligible students may qualify for the following awards:

Brenda Bernstein Butner Award in Botany
The Brenda Bernstein Butner Award in Botany funds outstanding student research projects on native plants. This award provides a stipend of up to $500 for a semester-long or summer project.

University Advisory Committee for the Health Professions Scholarships
Each year three $1,000 merit-based awards are given to one sophomore, one junior and one senior student interested in animal or human medicine and who by their academic, extracurricular and health-related practical experiences have demonstrated a strong motivation and potential for pursuing a career in a health profession.

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship
One of our most treasured scholarships is in memory of Diana Mossip who entered Alfred University in 1994 and was killed in a tragic automobile accident while still a student in 1996. Diana was a National Merit Scholar and a member of the Honors Program. She was majoring in Biology and had planned a career in veterinary medicine. Diana was a member of the Biology Club, assisted with blood drives, and enjoyed living in the Brick Residence Hall.

As an organ donor, Diana provided the gift of life to several people. Her family provides the gift of education by awarding the scholarship annually to two deserving students who are planning future careers in veterinary, human or dental medicine.