Requirements for current AU or transfer students

  • Must be US Citizens or legal residents. 
  • Must plan to graduate with a bachelor’s of science degree in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Mathematics, or Physics
  • Must be in good standing with the university and hold an overall grade point average of at least 3.0.  If you have only taken courses from AU this is the Regents GPA.  If you are a transfer student then it is the Regents and Transfer GPA.
  • Must complete the FAFSA and financial aid requirements to determine financial need and enroll for full-time study toward your degree (that means enrolling in 12 or more credit hours).
  • Must have completed the introductory courses in your major at AU with an A or B. If you have completed the introductory courses in your major at another school, then you must have completed one or more upper division courses in your major at AU with an A or B.

Application process (Due Date Mar. 15, 2021)

  • Complete POPUPS Scholarship Application 
  • Submit the names of two faculty references (at least one from a science or mathematics instructor familiar with your level of ability)
  • Faculty do not need to submit anything at this time.  They will be contacted by the POPUPS team regarding the recommendation process.  
  • Complete interview with the POPUPS Scholarship Selection Committee.