Special Prizes and Awards

Jessie L. King Prize

The Jessie L. King Prize is awarded to a senior who has done outstanding work in any field of science included in Division III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics), with special consideration given to the study of mammalian physiology and/or microbiology.

Gairdner B. Moment Award

The Gairdner B. Moment Award is presented to a senior who has demonstrated superior achievement in the biological sciences, especially in the field of animal development.

Leah Seidman Schaffer Prize

The Leah Seidman Schaffer Prize is awarded to a senior who has conducted outstanding independent study in microbiology.

Ann Matthews Lacy Prize

The Ann Matthews Lacy Prize is given to students judged to have outstanding potential for accomplishment in the field of genetics, based on their meritorious achievement in class work, laboratory work, or special projects in genetics.


Fellowships for Graduate Study

Selections for the following fellowships are made by the College Lectures and Fellowships Committee. Application information can be obtained from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies’ office.

Stimson-Duvall Fellowship

The Stimson-Duvall Fellowship is awarded to students demonstrating professional promise and outstanding qualifications for graduate studies in the natural, physical, biological and medical sciences, or history of science.

Dean Van Meter Alumni Fellowships

The Dean Van Meter Alumni Fellowships are awarded for graduate or professional studies in the United States or abroad.

Flora E. Langdon Fellowship

The Flora E. Langdon Fellowship is awarded to women of exceptional ability who pursue graduate studies in botany at an American university recognized for its facilities for graduate work in the plant sciences.


Internship Program

Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the biology faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student’s education. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in the biological sciences. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.

A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in the biological sciences should contact their individual academic advisers.


Biology Club

Goucher's Biology Club is open to all science majors and anyone interested in science. The club’s goal is to foster a community feeling with the science departments through a variety of coordinated events.

Research Opportunities

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