Scholarships and Fellowships

Undergraduate Scholarships

The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) offers a variety of college-wide and major-specific scholarships for continuing students.

Two scholarships were established specifically for undergraduate microbiology majors:

Patrick Cleary Scholarship

Dr. P. Patrick Cleary joined the faculty of the Department of Microbiology in 1972. He retired in 2013 but his interest in the molecular bases of streptococcal disease continues. Dr. Cleary established this scholarship to offer support to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in coursework and laboratory research.


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Palmer Rogers Microbiology Scholarship

This scholarship honors the late Dr. Palmer Rogers’ dedication to microbiology students. Dr. Rogers was a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology from 1962-1999 and taught an undergraduate course in microbial physiology. His research interests were on bacterial processes relevant to industrial microbiology and biotechnology.


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Graduate Fellowships

Several University-wide scholarships are available for graduate students in the biomedical sciences.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers one department-specific fellowship:


The Dennis W. Watson Fellowship recognizes outstanding scholarship by graduate students in microbiology and immunology. It was established in 1984 by former students of Dr. Watson when he retired from his position as Regents’ Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology. Applications are solicited each summer from fourth year students whose advisers are faculty members in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.