Leoba Hogan Scholarship for Scientific Research

Departments: College of Arts and Sciences Categories: Biology | Chemistry | Computer Science | Geography and Anthropology | Geology | Graduate Students | Materials Science | Physics and Astronomy | Research
Amount Two awards of $1,300.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Students must be juniors or seniors at the time of the receipt of the award, and enrolled and involved in science research projects at the University or in a science-related internship.

Additionally, the scholarship is available to a graduating senior who is pursuing an advanced degree in the sciences, including health-related occupations. Payment to graduate students will be made upon verification of enrollment in a graduate program.

The applicant must exhibit a high potential for success as a scientist or member of the medical profession. The student must have well-defined goals and realistic plans for reaching those goals.

Applicants for the scholarship must have documented financial need by having a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office.

Application Procedure

The chairs of the biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, geography and anthropology, physics and astronomy departments, as well as the director of the materials science program, should make sure the scholarship opportunity is announced to their majors by mid-February.

Application forms should be made available in the department or program office or sent via email from the department/progam office. Department and program offices may also make the application available on their web site.

Applicants are to submit an essay that describes their research, career goals, plans, and financial need.

Application Deadline Third Friday in March.
Selection Procedure

The chair or director of each department will select up to two finalists from all of the applications received in their department/program. A packet of departmental/program finalists' applications should be sent to each of the chairs and directors for final ranking.

The Arts & Sciences office will be notified of the finalists from each department/program by April 1st, and receive a copy of the finalists' application forms.

A Scholarship Committee, composed of the chairs/directors of the departments/programs involved, and chaired by the dean of Arts & Sciences -- or the dean's designee -- will meet in early April to select the overall finalist for the award.

Selection Deadline Early April. The announcement of the recipient should coincide with Honors Week. The recipient should be recognized at the Honors Week event of the department/program of their major.
Notification The dean will notify the recipient by letter and complete and submit a Scholarship Award Form to the Financial Aid office.
Special Notes

Leoba Hogan was employed as a proofreader for many years by West Publishing and Brown & Bigelow in St. Paul, MN. Her passion was travel and she visited many states and nations. She retired in Altoona, WI along with her sister and brother-in-law, Maude and Carroll Kelley.

Before she died on May 18, 1994, she developed a bequest to establish a scholarship for students who have financial need and are interested in scientific research. Her sister and brother-in-law have been instrumental in developing the specific scholarship criteria and administering her estate.