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Ribble Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Gertrude Flora Ribble Scholarship 

The Biology Department recognizes exceptional research activity with $2,000/year Gertrude Flora Ribble Research Scholarships awarded to Biology majors on the basis of academic and research potential. Ribble Scholars must spend at least one year in a Biology department faculty member’s laboratory engaged in independent research. Click here for Application. 

The Ribble Research Scholarship, administered by the Biology Department, will support up to 4 - 6 students each academic year with awards of $2,000 each. Applicants must be Kentucky residents entering their junior or senior year of study as Biology majors at UK (at least 60 credits earned toward the degree). 

Applications should be submitted by the October 15th for Fall/Spring support and by March 15th for Spring/Fall support.

Criteria for this award are:

  • Kentucky residency (required by Mrs. Ribble’s bequest)**
  • Biology major, junior or senior status when research project begins
  • Faculty mentor in the Biology department
  • Excellent achievement and promise in biology
  • Potential for a productive research experience as exemplified by the research plan
  • Need for scholarship to enhance education
Ribble Scholars must engage in research for a minimum of 2 semesters for a total of 6 credit hours in BIO 395 with a faculty mentor from the Department of Biology. $1,000 will be disbursed to each Scholar during each of the two academic semesters, the second payment being contingent upon satisfactory progress. Scholars are expected to present their work at the spring research poster session.

Application Deadline: Fall Semester: October 15; Spring Semester: March 15

Completed proposals should be emailed to

List of recent recipients 

Ribble Banquet 2017

Ribble Banquet 2018