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Zoology programs are not only for those interested in working at the zoo. In fact, a zoology graduate may be able to engage in a range of professions with their degree. Graduates go on to careers that range from general medicine to veterinary science, wildlife conservation and laboratory technicians. Students who go on to earn Ph.D.s often go into research or teaching.
The M. Blanche Adams and M. Frances Adams Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate zoology students at the University of Oklahoma help outstanding students with their program tuition. These generous scholarships emphasize academics and career goals in relation to the major. General awards may be as much as $3,000 and graduate assistantships as much as $5,000. Within the Adams Scholarships there are also Summer Research Scholarships that give undergrad and grad students up to $2,500.
The Zoology and Physiology Department at the University of Wyoming focuses heavily on wildlife management, especially fisheries. This supports the argument that the field of zoology can include a diverse range of professions. Scholarships emphasize fisheries:
- Popo Agie Anglers Fisheries Scholarships are awarded to Wyoming natives with high academic ideals.
- Michael Yamikovich Memorial Scholarship.
- Reed Fauten Memorial Scholarship goes to students interested in wildlife management.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison scholarships include awards for research projects. Awards are open to undergraduate students who must conduct research specific to projects for their major. These are not intended for off-campus study. Up to $1,000 in awards.
The University of Texas-Austin offers a graduate level program called, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Participants may qualify for the support through the Zoology Scholarship Endowment for Excellence, a funding program from which generous fellowships may be pulled for the most outstanding students.
Zoology students at the University of Florida may apply for the Robert B. Short Scholarship in Zoology. Eligible applicants must be graduate students or undergrads in heavy-duty research. Criteria are also based on financial need for the funding and academic record.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are among the most well-known and prestigious among science students. Dozens of Goldwater scholarships are awarded each year to students across the country. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the sciences, such as zoology, math, engineering or technology. Candidates are at the top of their classes typically are chosen on the merit of their academic and career motivation. Awards may be as much as $7,500.