Scholarships & Awards


The Univesrity of Arizona awards many scholarships, UA students may also obtain scholarship money from organizations outside the University. The hub for all UA scholarships is Scholarship Universe.

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EEB Departmental Awards and Recognition

Leslie N. Goodding Scholarship

Leslie N. Goodding Scholarship was created by Les and Thelma Goodding in memory of Leslie N. Goodding, a noted southwestern botanist.  Eligible undergraduate students must:

  • be pursuing a degree in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB, Biology or Bioinformatics) 
  • have a 3.6 or higher GPA
  • be native to Arizona, New Mexico, or Colorado
  • have submitted a FASFA this year

This is awarded is live in Scholarship Universe as of 2/1/24!

Lucretia B. Hamilton Scholarship 

Lucretia Hamilton was a noted scientific illustrator who earned her B.S. in botany from the University of Arizona. She and her family were long time Tucson residents. In her honor we are able to award this scholarship to the winners of the Advanced and Emerging Poster Session categories as supplemental funds for research or travel to conferences, meetings, or workshops. (Our department hosts an annual Poster Session in April of each year.  Participating students are EEB or Biology majors or minors, or are conducting research with a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related area. See more in the "Getting Involved" tab!)

Outstanding Senior

The Outstanding Senior award is given to a graduating senior who excels in her/his studies (as evidenced by having a GPA of 3.5 or higher), is involved in research, and is also recognized as a leader within the campus or the larger community.  The balance between these different aspects may vary, but every nominee is expected to be strong in all three.  Our department Outstanding Senior is nominated to the College of Science for consideration as the College wide Outstanding Senior. 

Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Excellence in Undergraduate Research award is given to a graduating senior who has shown outstanding achievement in independent undergraduate research. The student’s work should show originality, creativity, and a level of independence appropriate to the discipline. Our department Excellence in Research senior is nominated to the College of Science for consideration as the College wide Excellence in Undergraduate Research winner.