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SUPERB Scholarship Program

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What it is:

The Students United in Preserving, Exploring, and Researching (SUPERB) Scholarship Program is a three-year cohort system established between Arkansas State University (A-State), Murray State University (MSU) and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). 

What it provides:

This scholarship program provides financial assistance as well as predetermined coursework, professional development opportunities and mentorship to provide a well-rounded support system to ensure each student’s academic success.

Students in the program will receive the following benefits:

Graduate students: 

  • $5000 scholarship per semester 
  • Opportunities for undergraduate mentoring

Undergraduate students:

  • $3200 scholarship per semester
  • Research mentorship from graduate students

All students:

  • Professional development seminar series
  • Travel support to scientific conferences
  • Financial support for research projects
  • Faculty and life coach mentorship
  • Peer mentoring
  • Support to participate in 4-day summer institute
  • Cohort curriculum on natural history collections and developing biodiversity research