A cash prize of $500.00 will be granted to a graduating Zoology major (or a recent graduate) who will be entering graduate school within three years of graduation from Ohio Wesleyan. The non-renewable prize will be awarded to the recipient upon evidence of her/his matriculation into graduate school in the biological sciences. The award cannot be used for a professional program such as medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.

Application Procedure

The Online Application Form is due by April 8, 2024 at 6 p.m.

The Biological Sciences Department will meet as a committee to read and evaluate applications. You will be notified promptly about the decision of the committee with regard to your application.

If any aspect of the application changes between submission and the notification of the awardee (e.g., decision to attend a particular school), please notify the chairperson immediately.

Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

P 740-368-3907
F 740-368-3999

Social Media

Facebook OWU Zoology page

Department Contacts

Chair: Amy Downing
Professor of Biological Sciences
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 325
740-368-3890 | aldownin@owu.edu

Academic Assistant: Joshua Seiders
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201
740-368-3907 | jjseiders@owu.edu