Specialize in Toxicology
Ever wondered what, how and why poisons and other volatile substances react the way they do on the human body and other living creatures? The field of Toxicology examines just such questions only in a more sophisticated way. Students who pursue toxicology degrees do so with the idea that they want to specialize in a certain area, such as the environment or medicine. Because the idea of toxicology touches so many areas of the sciences, it is one of the broader inter-disciplinary programs.
Toxicology may be pursued at increasingly granular levels, leading to ever-higher degrees. Toxicologists may hold Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. degrees. Graduates may pursue jobs as clinical laboratory personnel, as environmentalists and activists, and teachers, among others.
Most professional organizations make it part of their business to include students as part of their membership base. Along with this commitment to growing the next generation of their kind, such societies also typically have scholarship tools in place to financially assist student members.
From the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine comes the Michael P. Spadafora Medical Toxicology Scholarships. Named in honor of an emergency medical doctor whose passion was toxicology, the award singles out an exemplary candidate who shares the same passion and career goals. Candidates must have experience in medical toxicology and the awards cover expenses that get them to annual conferences on the topic.
The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology provides annual scholarships that cover travel expenses to and from annual conferences. Eligible candidates must be participating in research projects being presented at the meeting and have a financial need for the funding. Awards vary based on need and location.
The Northern California Regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry funds student research scholarships each year. Eligible candidates may be undergrad or grad students who require funding in order to complete research projects. Subject area must be environmental toxicology.
The American Chemical Society delivers scholarships designed only for minority students whose majors are located within the realm of chemistry, including toxicology. Eligible applicants must qualify based on ethnic criteria combined with academic scores and financial need for the funding. Awards are up to $3,000.
The University of Illinois offers its students in the environmental toxicology program the chance to apply for graduate fellowships. Of course applicants are required to be among the best academic minds in their class and are able to renew these awards for the extent of their program.
St. Johns University provides the following scholarships to toxicology students:
- Outstanding Research Performed by a Graduating Toxicology Major speaks for itself.
- Toxicologist Award is aptly named for recognizing the most stellar student in the major. Award is a modest $100.
- By nomination of faculty comes the Toxicology Leadership Award, which recognizes a student whose commitment to the major is best demonstrated through their activities and people skills.