The Florence Moog Scholarship

Each year, one sophomore in Arts & Sciences receives the Florence Moog Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship that provides half-tuition for the junior and senior years.

The recipient is an outstanding sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, who is preparing for a career in science and who shows excellence in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and/or math) as well as one other area distinct from STEM.

This scholarship is named for Dr. Florence Moog, whose students recall her with admiration and affection and have funded an annual scholarship in her name. As a creative scientist and extraordinary teacher, Dr. Moog served WashingtonUniversity in exemplary ways as an undergraduate and graduate teacher and advisor until her retirement in 1984. In 1974, she was named Charles Rebstock Professor, and she chaired the Department of Biology from 1975 to 1977. Generations of men and women who now conduct fruitful careers in science and medicine recall her course in vertebrate structure and development as a milestone in their intellectual lives. She is remembered as much for her keen mind as her wit and warmth.

 

Eligibility

Sophomore in Arts & Sciences with a 3.5 or higher cumulative gpa who is both a) pursuing science as an essential part of their undergraduate curriculum and career goals and b) committed to and excelling in at least one other area distinct from science, such as (but not limited to) the humanities, social sciences, arts, student life, athletics, entrepreneurialism, or community service.

The Application Process

- On March 1, eligible students receive an email providing details on how to apply by the deadline March 31.

- Finalists are interviewed during Reading Period, with the recipient named soon after.

  For questions, contact Dean Matthew DeVoll.