Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science.

The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

Spring 2015 Scholarship Program:
We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Scholarship!
How to apply
  • Fill out the scholarship application form. Download the scholarship application form
  • Submit a transcript of all college/post-secondary coursework (if high school student submit high school transcript).
  • Submit a written statement addressing the following topics:
    • Make a top ten list of your favorite inventions in science.
    • Write a personal statement of 500 words or less on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of interest.
  • Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field.
  • Open worldwide.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) with a declared major in a science related field.
Selection and notification process
  • Deadline for this application is December 5, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. MST.
  • Finalist will be notified by December 19, 2014.
Submission guidelines
  • Please submit your application and written statement to by December 5, 2014 to be considered for the Spring 2015 Novus Biologicals Scholarship.

Thank you for your interest in the Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program!

Fall 2015 Scholarship 

We will be holding the Fall 2015 Scholarship immediately after the Spring 2015 scholarship with a deadline of July 10, 2015.

Fall 2014 Scholarship Winner

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Fall 2014 Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program.

Catherine Millar-Haskell We would like to congratulate Catherine Millar-Haskell from Arizona State University who was selected as the recipient!
Catherine's Top Ten List Of Why Science Is Awesome
  1. The Boops Boops, the Blobfish, the Gobi Jerboa, the Agra Vation, and the Calponia Harrisonfordiall are real species discovered by us scientists. More importantly, we can clearly get away with naming them however we want and they still get accepted by the community.
  2. Caring for stem cells and watching them differentiate into astrocytes, neurons, or oligodendrocytes is an incredible, yet sad journey. To see what surprises these fragile cells produce is the most rewarding aspect of science, but throwing them away at the end of the assay is always hard.
  3. Western blots still me take an entire day to do, and sometimes the protein bands appear exactly where they shouldn’t but the leftover polyacrylamide gels are always fun to play with.
  4. Gloves are great for protecting our dermis from dangerous chemicals. They are also great for blowing into little hand shaped balloons.
  5. The birth of science fiction: where creativity, science, and a touch of imagination combine to explore the unknown, the fantastic, and the unbelievable.
  6. Because “this is one corner of one country, in one continent, on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying, and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see.” The 10th Doctor, Doctor Who
  7. Because quantum physics: the very fabric of space and time is modeled and reconstructed through a series of mathematical equations with that came the birth of dark energy, dark matter, relativity, and a zoo of elementary particles.
  8. Because I will enjoy my daily dose of 3,7-Dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione in the morning while pondering about the very existence of this universe while attempting to order my very own pet Boops Boops.
  9. Someday, science will explain the significance of dark matter, dark energy, and anti-matter. This knowledge will transcend everything we think we know about the universe and the answers will be marvelous.
  10. Because life would be so boring otherwise, and what’s the point of that?