Undergraduate Student Awards

The major functions of Department of Biological Sciences research and teaching. Our department currently offers majors in Biochemistry, Biology and Microbiology. Our most outstanding majors excel in the classroom and in the research laboratories of departmental faculty.

 

The Microbiology awards are currently partially funded but neither the award for the Outstanding Senior in Biochemistry nor the Outstanding Senior in the Biological Sciences has any funding.

 

Your tax deductible contribution to the following Awards will enhance the quality of our undergraduate program.

 

Awards for Excellence in Biology

Research Award in Biology - This award recognizes an undergraduate in the Biology degree program who has significant research accomplishments, particularly presentations at scientific meetings or co-authorship of journal manuscripts.(award winners)

 

Outstanding Senior in Biochemistry - This award recognizes an undergraduate in the Biochemistry degree program in the department who has significant research accomplishments, particularly presentations at scientific meetings or co-authorship of journal manuscripts. 

 

Outstanding Senior in Zoology and Physiology - This award recognizes an undergraduate in the Zoology and Physiology degree program in the department who has significant research accomplishments, particularly presentations at scientific meetings or co-authorship of journal manuscripts.

 

Charles S. McCleskey Memorial Scholarship - All three recipients shall be enrolled as full-time students majoring in Biochemistry or Biology and working in the laboratory of a faculty member conducting microbiological research. These awards will be given to outstanding juniors. The criteria for these awards will focus on scholarship, perseverance, individual attainments, and a sense of social awareness. At least one of these awards will be given to a minority student, thus emphasizing Dr. McCleskey's great appreciation of social justice. 

 

Amborski Award - A fourth award will be given annually from the McCleskey endowment to the outstanding graduating senior from professor conducting microbiological research. (award winners)

 

Socolofsky Award - The recipient shall be a Senior and shall be a full-time student engaged in a research project with one of the faculty members who is conducting microbiological research. This award recognizes significant research accomplishments, particularly presentations at scientific meetings or co-authorship of journal manuscripts. (award winners)

 

Ways to Make a Contribution

 

LSU Foundation: Click the link to make gifts/contributions. Your tax deductible contribution to any of the awards listed above will enhance the Department of Biological Science's ability to assist the graduate students in establishing outstanding credentials for a career in Biological Sciences.

 

There are numerous ways to make the contributions. It's just a click away as you can make contributions online using your credit card.

 

Note: When you make the contribution online fill in the details requested on there. Follow the simple steps mentioned ahead to make your contributions online.

 

Step 1: Fill in your personal details - Name, Address, Phone, Email.
Step 2: Select 'for the benefit of' option to be 'Others'
Step 3: Fill in  Department of Biological Sciences/any award name listed above in the Specify Purpose textbox that shows up.
Step 4: Select the additional information that you want to receive and,
Step 5: Specify the amount that you wish to donate and entert the credit card details.
Step 6: Verify the details and Click the 'Process My Contribution' button.

 

LSU Alumni Association  - Contributing to the Alumni Fund connects you to a group of individuals who have been supporting LSU and ensuring a better future of the institution. Alumni are encouraged to support the institution’s goal of improving the success and retention of our students as well as all aspects of the institution by maintaining and increasing financial support and involvement with the College.

 

Note: When you make the contribution online fill in the details requested on there. Follow the simple steps mentioned ahead to make your contributions.

 

Step 1: Log on using your existing UserID or create a new one.
Step 2: Select the club that you want to make contributions.
Step 3: Specify any details that you want to let them know.
Step 4: Call Robert Rousso at 578-3838 for any further assistance.

Award Recipients

 Recipient List