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Scholarships and Research

Scholarship Information

Complete applications for the scholarships offered through the School of Science, Engineering and Health.

Dr. Ray Crist Scholarship  

The scholarship is in honor of Dr. Ray Crist.  Dr. Crist taught numbers of Messiah students the art and methodology of scientific research. Students from Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments or Nutrition and Dietetics majors are invited to submit research proposals for this Scholarship.  Research settings may include Summer Research, Senior Research, Department or College Honors, or non-Messiah research environments.  All proposals must be sponsored by a Messiah faculty member. The scholarship may be granted at $500 a semester for academic year work, or $300 a week for summer work.

Application Form

Paul and Elaine Wengert Endowment for Humanitarian Service Award

This award was established by Dr. and Mrs. Wengert in June 2005 to support student participation in cross-cultural, humanitarian service intended to relieve human physical suffering. Any student majoring in a discipline of the School of Science, Engineering and Health is eligible to apply for competitive funding for as much as $2,500 to participate in a qualifying project. Such projects must focus primarily on providing for basic life-sustaining needs such as adequate medical care, food, shelter, clean water, sanitation, etc. Students are required to propose projects in collaboration with reputable agencies/institutions with ongoing initiatives.  Either credit or non-credit bearing experiences are acceptable.  The work can take place during the school year or the summer.

Application Form

Steinbrecher Undergraduate Summer Research Program

This endowment was established by Dr. Leroy and Mrs. Eunice Steinbrecher in 2003 to support collaborative experimental research between students and faculty. These research experiences are essential to our School’s efforts to offer premier undergraduate health and science programs.

Requirements:

  • Project that is experimental and collaborative in nature

  • Applicant with a cumulative major GPA of at least 2.7

  • Applicant with a major in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, nursing, pre-med, or pre-health or a major in the Department of Health, Nutrition & Exercise Science whose project is health-related

Some preference will be given to:

  • Projects involving more than one student and more than one mentor (i.e., multiple laboratories)

  • Applicants with a cumulative major GPA of at least 3.5

  • Applicants with greater financial need as determined by the Messiah University Financial Aid Office

  • Applicants who are Midwest residents as specified by the U.S. Census Bureau (OH, IN, IL, MI, WI, MN, IA, MO, KS, NE, ND, SD)

  • Applicants with a major in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition & dietetics, pre-med, or pre-health

  • First-time applicants 

Application Form

Mary Ann and Jack Mihok Scholarship (Nutrition and Dietetics Majors only)

The Mary Ann and Jack Mihok Scholarship provides support for a senior Messiah University nutrition and dietetics major who intends to pursue the RD/RDN credential after graduation.  Application for this award occurs during the spring semester of the junior year.

Application Form

Gary and Sylvia Emberger Research Scholarship

The Gary and Sylvia Emberger Research Scholarship provides support for a current full-time sophomore, junior or senior in the Department of Biological Sciences or a Nutrition and Dietetics major in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science. Application for this award occurs during the spring semester.

Application Form

Undergraduate Research Information

Undergraduate Research Presentation from Accepted Student Preview Day