Wednesday June 26th, 2019 12:22AM

Truett McConnell University awards women in biology with scholarships

By AccessWDUN Staff

Truett McConnell University’s Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is establishing a scholarship for full-time, undergraduate or graduate females, currently majoring in biology or exercise science.

According to Dean and Associate Professor of Physiology Dr. Robert S. Bowen, “The women selected for this scholarship will be able to present scientific research, enhance scientific presentation skills, and make professional contacts for future careers at conferences such as: The American Society for Microbiology, American Physiological Society, American College of Sports Medicine, and The Ecological Society of America, to name a few.”

The following guidelines must be met in order for a candidate to apply:

• Full-time undergraduate or graduate female majoring in biology or exercise science

• Current GPA of 3.0 or higher

• In good standing with the University

• Submission of a written recommendation from a current faculty member

• Submission of a 500-word essay on why this scholarship would benefit them

Through private donations and departmental fundraising, the Office of Advancement and the School of STEM have raised close to $3,000, and one hundred percent of these donations will be used to fund Women in Science Scholarships.

Recently, Olivia Darley and Elise Lombard, who are current graduate students in TMU’s School of STEM, received Women in Science Scholarship funds to attend the Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference through the American College of Sports Medicine in San Diego, California.

For more information on the School of STEM, contact Dr. Robert S. Bowen at 706-865-2134, ext. 6400 or To make a gift, visit or contact the Office of

Financial Development at 706-865-2134, ext. 3800 or

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