Thursday, March 2, 2017

Juniors and Seniors: Applications for the Till Physiology Award are due March 27

Margaret Till Physiology Award Information
·         junior or senior majoring in Biological or Allied Health Sciences in the Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences
·         successful completion of at least one senior physiology lecture course and Integrated Physiology Lab  OR currently enrolled in a physiology lecture course and Integrated Physiology Lab.  Physiology lecture courses are: Human Physiology (Biology 474), Plant Physiology (Biology 477), Animal Cell Physiology (Biology 472), and Comparative Animal Physiology (Biology 480.)
·         graduating in Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017.
Amount of award:  $250.00Requirements:
·         Application Form.
·         Students who are currently in physiology and integrated physiology lab must also submit a Grade Report Form.
·         Recommendation: one letter of recommendation from any of your physiology professors.  Please have your professor seal the recommendation in an envelope and sign across the seal. Professors will be provided with recommendation forms.
·         Essay: THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF YOUR APPLICATION. Please write a 350 to 500 word essay which describes the role of physiology in your future career. Use your required physiology lecture course and IPL as your starting point.  You are encouraged to meet with a faculty member to discuss your essay. Submit the essay in electronic form to  Type Till Award Essay in the subject box.
Due Date: All materials are due by Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. Submit the application form, sealed recommendation letter, and grade report form (if applicable) in an envelope to Dr. Surmacz, 146 Hartline. Submit the essay electronically to 

Evaluation of Applications:  The essay, recommendation, and grade are weighted 3:2:1 in the selection of the winner. Information: Guidelines and applications are available from your physiology professor or Dr. Surmacz, 146 Hartline. Review and evaluation will be done by Dr. Till and the Outstanding Student Committee.  Committee decisions are final; an award may not necessarily be given.