Blandy Experimental Farm Undergraduate Research Education Program

The Blandy Experimental Farm Undergraduate Research Education Program has aim to provide financial assistance to graduate students who are interested in conducting research on habitat and community biodiversity, reproductive ecology and plant/insect relationships.

That way they will increase understanding of the natural environment through research and education and engage young people to join them in their mission.

The scholarship is funded by the NSF and will award 10 $6325 awards to qualified undergraduate students.

The program is organized that way that under the guidance of a faculty, postdoctoral associate or Ph.D. candidate mentor, the student will select, design, and conduct a field-based ecology research project.

Full Description

To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete an application package, and together with the completed application form, they need to submit a copy of a current transcript, statement of career or academic goals as they relate to the internship and two letters of recommendation.

Students will get the stipend for the 10-week internship and free housing is provided during their work on the project.

Who's eligible?

You have to be a qualified undergraduate student who is eager to do research and experiments in this field of study so as to be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

The eligible applicants should be aware of the application procedure and should follow the guidelines so as to successfully apply for the award.

Once the application process starts, you are supposed to visit the official website and find the link which will lead you to the fillable application form.

The application will ask you to provide the contact information for two people who will write letters of recommendation for you.

Then, the system will email your two recommenders with instructions on how to submit their letters to the online application system.

Furthermore, you are supposed to provide transcripts and unofficial transcripts are acceptable,  but if you happen to be the recipient, you will have to submit official transcripts.

You should email a single PDF file to Carol Melby,, and do not have your university send the transcript.

Last, you should submit a personal statement.

Scholarship listed under: Biology Scholarships, Virginia Scholarships

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