Biology Department

Biology Scholarships

The Biological Sciences Department at Saint Xavier University instills an appreciation for and an understanding of the methodology of science. Students majoring or minoring in Biology are taught the significant facts upon which the major concepts and theories of the life sciences rest. Saint Xavier is interested in retaining and rewarding these students through financial aid.

Saint Xavier offers a wide range of scholarships available to students University-wide and to students who fall into certain parameters like a specific major or academic year. There are a variety of other scholarships are also offered outside of Saint Xavier, which we call outside scholarships, that you may be eligible to receive based on the establishment's requirements. For more information concerning these scholarships and their application details, please visit the scholarship directory.

Margaret "Kay" Halper Biology Scholarship

A generous gift from the estate of Margaret "Kay" Halper, '50, will establish the Halper Endowed Scholarship in Biology. Kay Halper, a longtime resident of the Pittsburgh area who, with her husband Donald, raised seven children, died in late 2006 after a long illness. According to Donald, Kay was a very proud SXU alumna who appreciated the lifelong friendships she formed with her classmates and the education she received from the Sisters of Mercy. The Halper Endowment will provide for an annual scholarship award to a talented student majoring in biology at Saint Xavier University.

Anthony and Pauline Giaimo Scholarship

The Anthony and Pauline Giaimo Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in Biology or Chemistry who demonstrates financial need and is in good academic and disciplinary standing. This scholarship is renewable so long as the student continues to meet the necessary criteria.