Summer 2017 Textbook Scholarship
Eligibility Rules

The program welcomes applications from students needing additional support to cover textbook costs, as they pursue a degree in one of the life sciences.

The scholarship will fund one undergraduate or graduate student the cost of their textbooks, providing $1,000 in direct costs. The scholarship is merit-based, and applicants can show their qualifications and need in the application process.

LabRoots supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the life science fields. This program is open to students both in, and outside the US; there are no geographical limits for applicants. LabRoots wishes to encourage all students to stay in science and aims to help students work towards their research and educational goals.



  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program (BSc or higher) for the 2017/2018 academic year
  • The degree program must be in a life science field of study
  • Open worldwide

Application Requirements
  • Academic Status and Institution
  • Resume/CV or your academic transcript
  • GPA
  • Essay with proposal of intent, this should not only exhibit your merit, but your passion for your field of study. (Your proposal will be limited to 4000 characters, including spaces. You must enter a minimum of 250 words.)

Selection Process

The application period will open June 1 and close on July 31. At that time, LabRoots will review all applicants and the winner of the scholarship will be notified by email on or before August 15, 2017. Selection is based on academic achievement and on the written essay.

Other General Terms
  • No fee is required for the scholarship application
  • There are no restrictions on how the award can be used by the recipient
  • Proof of identity may be required
  • It is the recipient’s responsibility to inform the appropriate academic office that you have received the award (often outside awards must be disclosed to your admissions office)
  • The award will be paid directly to you
  • Previous winners of LabRoots scholarships within the past 12 months are not eligible for this scholarship