Every year, the Museum of Zoology uses its historical endowments, some of which date from the 1940s, to support graduate student research projects and to award scholarships.
See below a list of current UMMZ scholarships. Note that most of these target research on specific animal groups and/or having an advisor or coadvisor who serves as a curator in the Museum of Zoology, following the wishes of the original donor.
Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship ($5,000) is awarded on the basis of outstanding performance as a doctoral student.
Hinsdale & Walker Scholarships. Multiple awards are made each year to support doctoral student research projects. Individual awards typically range from $1,500 to $4,000.
Mary R. Swales Scholarship. One award of up to $3,000 is available for graduate student research on birds.
Charles F. Walker Scholarship. A single award of up to $2,500 is available for graduate student field research in herpetology.
Three UMMZ Ichthyology student awards are available:
1. Hubbs, Carl L. and Laura C. Fellowship
2. Ichthyology Graduate Student Support
3. Miller, Robert R. and Francis H. Endowment
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