Scholarships for the College of Biological Sciences

Scholarships available to current students in the College of Biological Sciences are provided below with a brief description of the fund. As new scholarship opportunities become available, this list will be updated for your convenience. For more information on how to apply, please visit the Undergraduate Scholarships page.

Louise & Eric Conn Scholarship in Biochemistry

This scholarship was established in 1994 as a part of the Students First Campaign. Dr. Conn is a professor emeritus in biochemistry, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, recipient of the UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award and the UC Davis Foundation Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. Mrs. Conn is an active volunteer with a number of local and international human services programs. The scholarship they have established is restricted to students majoring in biochemistry.

Alden S. Crafts

Dr. Crafts, who died in 1990, was a former chairman of the Botany Department and an expert on weed control. At his retirement in 1964, friends and colleagues established this scholarship in his honor. It is restricted to students majoring in botany or biological sciences with a plant science emphasis.

Barbara A. Horwitz & John M. Horowitz

Professors Horwitz and Horowitz who have been members of the UC Davis faculty for more than 25 years established this scholarship in 1995. It is restricted to needy students in the College of Biological Sciences who are studying physiology. Both professors have been honored with the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award and Barbara Horwitz was the 1991 recipient of the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.

Oliver Leonard Memorial    

Oliver Leonard was a professor in the UCD Botany Department from 1950-1974. He was a pioneer in the discipline of weed science and was one of the first scientists to investigate the use of herbicides for weed control in cotton and to use radioactive herbicides to study translocation in plants. Dr. Leonard’s wife established this memorial in 1977. It is restricted to needy students with an interest in botany, or to those majoring in a field of biological science.

Milauskas Family

The Milauskas Family Scholarship was established in 1994 by Albert Milauskas, M.D., and his wife, Dorothy. Their daughter, Elizabeth, graduated from UCD in 1994 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Dr. Milauskas is an ophthalmologist and, with his nurse/wife, owns and operates the Milauskas Eye Institute in Palm Springs. Dr. Milauskas holds an adjunct teaching appointment at UCLA. The Milauskas Family Scholarship is restricted to students in the College of Biological Sciences as this is an extremely important foundation for graduate work in the health sciences.

John and Jeanne Pryor Scholarship

The scholarship was established by Mr & Mrs Pryor.  It is restricted to students in the College of Biological Sciences from Monterey County.  Preference is given to those from the Salinas Valley Area.

Wilfred William Robbins

Wilfred Robbins came to the Davis campus in 1922 and was one of the pioneers in the agricultural sciences. He was particularly interested in applied botany and extension activities; his research was widely published and he was the author of several books. Robbins Hall on the Davis campus was named in his honor. This scholarship was established in 1980 by a bequest from the Will of Dr. Robbins’ wife, Barbara Robbins. It is restricted to students majoring in botany.