Halde Botany Endowed Scholarship Fund

College of Science and Engineering-
The Halde Scholarship for Botany majors will be awarded in the Fall 2024 semester. All undergraduate and graduate students in study of plants or fungi or pursuit of botany or mycology are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the Donor Recognition and Scholarship Award Reception in early November 2024.

  • Awarding Department: Biology Department
  • Scholarship Intent:The intent of the scholarship is to support Department of Biology students in their study of plants or fungi or pursuits of botany or mycology.
  • Criteria:
    1. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time Biology (graduate or undergraduate) student during the application and award period. (Master’s candidates who are working on their theses or final projects can be enrolled in fewer units, as determined by the department.)
    2. Applications will be evaluated according to academic potential, ability to communicate research, impact of scholarship on applicant, and/or other criteria announced by the Selection Committee.
    3. The Selection Committee can request materials to facilitate evaluation. Examples include the following: (1) academic records, such as unofficial transcripts for all previous and current graduate and undergraduate work; (2) an essay for a broad audience that describes (a) the applicant’s research and how it relates to botany/mycology, (b) professional goals, and © the scholarship’s potential impact; (3) recommendations letters, one provided by the applicant’s primary research mentor / SFSU academic advisor.
  • Major: Single: Biology or Mycology
  • Class Level: HS Seniors: N/A; Undergrad: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior; Grad: MFA
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: 8 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A (No minimum GPA Requirement)
  • Contact Person: Biology Department
  • Campus Address: Hensill Hall, Room 534
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415)- 338-7672
  • Email: jquong@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: https://biology.sfsu.edu/scholarships
  • Number of Awards: varies

Supplemental Questions
  1. An essay of less than 1000 words covering the following topics: (a) your future goals and how SFSU is helping you achieve them; (b) a brief statement describing any financial support that you are receiving from the university or other sources; and (c) the impact the scholarship would have on your life.
  2. Recommendation from a SFSU Biology faculty member. The recommendation should indicate the faculty member’s familiarity with the student, the student’s academic performance, and any research, volunteer, or other relevant experiences. Must be received by May 31st.
  3. Unofficial transcripts for all previous and current graduate and undergraduate work