Scholarships & Awards

Students who apply for financial aid to attend MBL courses are considered for ALL sources of financial assistance. To request aid, course applicants must complete the financial aid section of the course application form.

The MBL is grateful to the following funding agencies and organizations for scholarship support:

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Company of Biologists
Department of Energy
Grass Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
International Brain Research Organization
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Mathworks
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Science Foundation
Simons Foundation
Society for Developmental Biology

In addition, the generosity of many donors to the MBL have created the following fully endowed scholarships:

The Bruce and Betty Alberts Endowed Scholarship in Physiology

This endowed fund provides support for students participating in the Physiology course.

The John and Elisabeth Buck Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides support for a graduate or post-doctoral student taking a summer course in fundamental biological science at MBL.

C. Lalor Burdick Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides support for students attending the Embryology and Frontiers in Reproduction courses.

Max M. Burger Endowed Scholarship in Embryology
This endowed fund provides support for students in the Embryology course.

Patricia A. Case Endowed Scholarship
To help support a student in the MBL’s Education Program

The Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Endowed Instructional Fund
To help underwrite salary expenses and stipends, travel costs, and room and board for leading scientists from around the world who come each summer as course directors, faculty, and lecturers in the MBL’s world-renowned advanced educational program in the life sciences.

Bernard Davis Endowed Scholarship
To support students participating in a summer course at the MBL

Burroughs Wellcome General Education Endowment
To support undergraduate and graduate education and research training with a particular focus on parasitology.

Mac V. Edds, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

To provide support for a student participating in the Embryology summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Gerald D. and Ruth L. Fischbach Scholarship
To support a student participating in one of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Neurobiology courses (or a student in the Physiology course doing work related to Neurobiology).

Caswell Grave Scholarship
This endowed fund provides support for students studying in any of the MBL summer courses.

Thomas B. Grave and Elizabeth F. Grave Scholarship
This endowed fund provides support for students studying in any of the MBL summer courses.

William Randolph Hearst Educational Endowment
This fund provides support for students studying in any of the MBL summer courses.

Hibbitt Endowed Education Fund
To support the MBL’s educational activities including, but not limited to, providing scholarships for students in MBL courses

Kurt and Rhoda Isselbacher Endowed Scholarship Fund

To support students participating in the MBL’s educational programs.

H & F Jannasch Scholarship in Microbial Diversity
To support a graduate or post-doctoral student taking a summer course in Microbial Diversity at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Benjamin Kaminer Endowed Scholarship in Physiology
This endowed fund provides support for students in the Physiology course.

Richard G Kessel Endowed Scholarship
To provide scholarships for students in the Embryology MBL course with preference give to students from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University or a Midwestern University

Arthur Klorfein Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
This endowed fund provides support for students in the courses and for research fellows working independently in laboratories.

Frank R. Lillie Fellowship and Scholarship
This endowed fund provides support for students in the courses and for research fellows working independently in laboratories.

Jacques Loeb Founders’ Scholarship
To provide support for a student participating in a physiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Mastroianni-Segal-Koide Scholarship Fund
To provide support for a student participating in a Frontiers in Reproduction course at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

S. O. Mast Founders’ Scholarship
This endowed fund supports students in any of the MBL summer courses.

Lorus & Marjory J. Milne Scholarship
To support students participating in a summer course in Biology at the MBL

Surdna Education Endowment
This endowed fund provides support for students studying in any of the MBL summer courses.

MBL Pioneers Fund
This endowed fund supports students in any of the MBL summer courses.

Frank Morrell Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This endowed fund provides support for students attending the Neurobiology course.

Mountain Memorial Fund
This endowed fund provides support for students who are accepted in the Physiology course.

Neural Systems and Behavior Scholarship Fund
To provide support for a student participating in the Neural Systems and Behavior course at MBL

Pfizer Scholarship Fund
To provide support to underwrite tuition, room and board expenses for two students participating in the MBL’s research intensive courses in the life sciences.

Herbert W. Rand Fellowship and Scholarship
This endowed fund provides support for students in the courses and for research fellows working independently in laboratories.

Lola Ellis Robertson Scholarship

Established by Dr. and Mrs. Charles Robertson, Jr. in memory of Lola Ellis Robertson. In addition to being an alumna of the Embryology Course, Lola Robertson also researched at the MBL with Dr. Horace Stunkard for many years. This endowed fund provides support for students studying in any of the MBL summer courses.

Florence C. Rose and S. Meryl Rose Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides support for students participating in the Embryology course.

Ruth Sager Scholarship
This endowed fund provides support for women students studying in any of the MBL summer courses.

Abigail Salyers Endowed Scholarship in Microdiversity
To provide financial aid to young scientists in the MBL Microbial Diversity Course

Howard M. Schneiderman Endowed Scholarship
To provide financial aid to deserving students enrolled in the MBL’s summer course

Milton L. Shifman Endowed Scholarship
To provide support for students from Dartmouth College or Dartmouth Medical School to attend MBL courses. May also be used to support Dartmouth students working in a lab of MBL summer investigator. If in such years no students from Dartmouth are nominated or accepted, then fund may be used to support students from other accredited colleges/universities in this order: UPenn, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Brown, and Columbia.

Jane Lazarow Stetton Scholarship
To support a female participating in the summer Physiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Marjorie Roloff Stetten Scholarship

To support the study and research of talented young students in Biology at the MBL.

Horace W. Stunkard Scholarship
This endowed fund provides support for students in any of the MBL summer courses.

Eva Szent-Gyorgyi Scholarship in Physiology
To support a female student participating in the Physiology summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

J.P. and Madeline Trinkaus Endowed Scholarship in Embryology
This endowed fund provides support for students in the Embryology course.

Selman A. Waksman Endowed Scholarship in Microbial Diversity
This endowed fund provides support for students participating in the Microbial Diversity course.

Wheeler Family Fund
To support young investigators and course students participating in a summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Walter Wilson Endowed Scholarship Fund
To support pre-doctoral students in the area of physiology working at the Marine Biological Laboratory during the summer.

Anita Zorzoli Memorial Fund
To support students participating in the MBL’s physiology course.