Through a generous bequest from the estate of Harry W. and Mary B. Huffnagle, the Biology Department awards up to three scholarships per year for students to do summer course work or research at a biological field station of their choice, in the areas of ecology, environmental science, or behavior. Eligible students are BIO majors (including double, joint, and special-studies majors), BMB majors, BFB majors, and ENV SCI majors and ENV STU majors and minors. The scholarship cannot be used during the summer following graduation. The number of awards and their dollar amounts depend each year on the number of applicants, the strengths of the proposals, and the costs of the programs. Therefore, in some cases an individual award may not cover the full cost of the program. Recent awards have been in the range of $500 to $1500.
To learn about good programs at field stations in both the U.S. and other countries, go to the Biology Department's web page on Summer and Off-Campus Opportunities, look at program advertisements posted in the Biology Department, look at the list of Past Huffnagle Awards and speak to recent student recipients, and speak to professors. Apply for the field program directly according to its procedures, and apply separately to the Biology Department for the Huffnagle Scholarship.
Submit applications to Dr. Daniel Ardia (deadline Mar 10th). Awards are announced before the end of March. To apply, please submit the following:
A proposal of no more than two double-spaced pages that includes:
Suzanna Talento '14: Field study at the Highlands Biological Station
Jin Hwang '14: Field study with Professor Fischer, Canadian Rockies
Lex Darby '15 and Andrew Glunk '15: Field study with Prof. Gotsch, Costa Rica
Nora Theodore '13; Field research with Professor Fischer, Canadian Rockies
Mawell Sechzer '14, Hannah Scharf '13, Austin Huffman '13; Field research with Professor Ardia, Ithaca, NY
Alex Krupnick '14; Primate Ecology and Behavior course in Costa Rica
Abigail Kucher '13; Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Internship at the University of Southern Mississippi
Veronica Pickens '13; School for Field Studies, Turks and Caicos
Eliana Rabinowitz '14; Field research with Professor Fischer, Canadian Rockies
Frederick Zinkhan '12; Field research with Professor Sipe, Wabash College, Indiana
Brandon Morrison '11; Tropical Ecology in the Bahamas in San Salvador (through HACC)
Scott Rownd '12; School for Field Studies Summer Program on Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems: Biodiversity Conservation and Development, Costa Rica
Elizabeth Burmester '10; School for Field Studies, Turks and Calcos
Rebecca Windsor '10; Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University), Costa Rica
Brian Gill '09; School for Field Studies, Costa Rica
Audrey Koid '09; Belize Global Learning Programs
Caitlin Halligan '08; Primate Behavior and Ecology course at La Suerte, Costa Rica
Bryan Teschke '07; Reef to Rainforest program, Belize
Angela Werner '07; Earthwatch Institute program on Queen Conch conservation; Belize
Christi Walsh '06; Coastal Wetlands, Mexico
Philip Salko '04; Maui, HI
Megan Brace '04: Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Biology courses, Ometepe Biological Field Station, Nicaragua.
Jo Wern Goh '05: Ionian Dolphin Research Project, Island of Kalamos, Greece.
Corynne Mulcahy '04: Community Wildlife Management course, School for Field Studies, Kenya.
Shannon Stephens '03: Balinese Macaque Project, Indonesia.
Ariel White '04: Field Work in Animal Behavior course, South Africa and Kenya.
Karen Hippe '03: Biology of the Rainforest course, La Suerte Biological Field Station, Costa Rica.
Erin Sipe '03: Ecology courses, Flathead Lake Biological Station, Montana.
Megan Walsh '02: Marine Parks Management course, School for Field Studies, South Caicos Island, West Indies.
Anthony Sigismondo '01: Underwater Research course, Shoals Marine Laboratory, New Hampshire.