Resources & Opportunities
Program scholarships and prizes
Don R. Josephson Memorial Prize Outstanding Work in the Sciences
Awarded annually to a Monmouth science student who demonstrates excellence in academics and leadership skills in the sciences. Applicants must contribute in various ways to the well-being of their science department.
Lt. Col. Harold A. Jacobs (USAF) and Mrs. Madeline R. Jacobs Science Scholarship
Awarded to a student graduating from a high school located in a rural area – such as a small town – who wishes to pursue a science degree at Monmouth. The scholarship can be awarded to a student entering any of the four class years, and it may be awarded to the same student year to year while they attend Monmouth and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Awarded at the annual Honors Convocation, held on Scholars Day. This recognition goes to a student in the department who demonstrates excellence in research as determined by biology department faculty. Preference is given to those involved in faculty research as well as those who have developed and presented their own empirical research to a broader audience, whether in poster or oral format.
MidBrains Midwest Regional Neuroscience Conference
This regional undergraduate research conference provides students across various fields of neuroscience and related disciplines the opportunity to present their research, attend research lectures and informational panels, and to network with other undergraduate students. Representatives from nearby major research universities are also present to discuss graduate program opportunities.
American Chemical Society National Conference
This national conference is open to professional chemists as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Students can present their research as well as network with others in the field.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference
This national conference is open to professional molecular life scientists as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Students can present their research as well as network with others in the field.
Beta Beta Beta Research Conference
TriBeta offers both national and district conventions where professional biologists, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, can share their research. Students can attend a variety of invited lectures and take part in informal discussions regarding scientific issues as well as network with professionals and graduate-level faculty.
Midwestern Psychological Association Conference
This regional conference is open to professional psychologists as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Presentations occur in both poster and oral format, with undergraduate researchers often presenting posters at the Psi Chi session. The meeting has invited addresses from reputable professionals in the field, discussion groups, informational sessions for students (such as how to prepare for graduate school and career workshops), as well as social events for networking.
ILLOWA Undergraduate Research Conference
This regional undergraduate research conference, one of oldest continuing undergraduate psychological research conferences in the United States, provides students from Illinois, Iowa and Missouri an opportunity to present their empirical research to attending peers and faculty. Presentation sessions are organized thematically for ease of attending talks related to one’s scholarly interests.
Tri-State Undergraduate Research Conference
This regional undergraduate research conference provides students the opportunity to learn about other students’ research in the field. Students are encouraged to present their own empirical research in the poster format to attending peers and faculty. Included in the conference is a keynote address by a respected psychologist, discussion panels on getting into graduate school and careers in psychology, and a graduate school fair.
Internship, shadowing and research experience
Our faculty work one-on-one with students to find them experiential learning opportunities that fit their strengths and interests.