Rachel Carson Biology Field Course Scholarship and the Liddell Award
The Rachel Carson Biology Field Course Scholarship and the Liddell Award are awarded to at least two students for field courses that require residence at a site other than Millersville University. Recipients must:
- be in good academic standing overall (i.e., at least 2.00 QPA) and within their academic major, and
- pursuing a BA, BS or BSE in the sciences or mathematics.
Although preference may be given to students in the marine biology option, students with majors in other areas of biology, other sciences or mathematics at Millersville University are encouraged to apply. Financial need may be considered but it is not the deciding factor in selection.
The minimum Rachel Carson scholarship award will be $1,000, and the minimum award for the Liddell Award is $500. Scholarships will cover costs for credits, fees, and housing up to the amount awarded and will be paid as a reimbursement upon successful completion of the course. Applicants will be considered for both awards and are eligible for multiple awards.
To apply, use this online form.
The application will require you to add the name of the field course(s) you plan to take as well as to provide a justification beyond whether it is required or not for your major. The justification should be added to the section headed, ” Please describe why you are taking a field course(s) and what you hope to gain from this experience” and should include a discussion of the educational and professional development benefits you expect to derive from the course. There is no minimum word limit for this section, but the text should be well-reasoned.
In the budget section, add the cost of the course, plus other costs related to taking the course – room, board, transportation to/from the field site, etc. In the budget justification, please add the links if course and room and board rates are published online, other wise please let us know from where this information was obtained. For transportation, please describe how you calculated that cost.