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Click here to meet the 2014 Scholarship Awardees!

The Biology Department is proud to honor at least six students each year with our own Department Scholarships. The committees who choose these worthy candidates include our lab technicians, our faculty and the LAVC Foundation.

Applications are made available in the spring, awards are determined by Committee. However, the George Hale Memorial Scholarship must be picked up in the LAVC Foundation Office, Administration Building, Room 100.




Biology 3 Scholarship


A combination of grade point average in science grades, units   completed, student's contribution and interest in Biology, financial need,   Biology major. Two awards. Exact amount of award depends on Biology   Department faculty contributions.

Biology Major Scholarship


A combination of grade point average in science grades, units   completed, financial need, student's contribution and interest in Biology. No application is needed - selection is made by Biology Department lab technicians.

Anatomy Scholarship


Student must have completed Biology 3 with an A or B grade; needs a   recommendation from a Biology 3 professor. All majors may apply.

George Hale Memorial Scholarship


GPA of 3.0, currently enrolled in 9 units, must have completed Biology   6 or 7, letter of recommendation from a LAVC professor, must write a 200 word   essay why the scholarship is deserved by the applicant. Must pick up   application from LAVC Foundation Office.

Mike Thomas Memorial Scholarship


Pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine (science major), 3.5 minimum GPA, letter   of recommendation from Dr. Chander Arora, demonstrate Service (community,   departmental) or Research, and must be available for a special Cardiac   Program on Valentine's Day.


Other scholarships may be applied for through the LAVC Foundation. For more information, please try this URL: