The Johnson University Life Sciences Award

Johnson University is excited to announce a new undergraduate degree program in Life Sciences, and to kick it off we have created a new scholarship!

The JU Life Sciences Award is open to all high school juniors and seniors and provides scholarships of $2,000 and $1,000 to the two students who best examine, reflect upon, and answer the 2022-2023 essay question below. The science faculty at Johnson will evaluate the essays and choose the winners.

The 2022-2023 Question

Christians who are scientists and health practitioners have opportunities to demonstrate love to others in their work. How do you see yourself as a person of faith and of science showing love to your neighbor through your future career?

Application, Eligibility, and Deadline Requirements

Submission deadline: March 15, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using the form below.

  • The essay must be 500-750 words.
  • Candidates must be high school juniors or seniors.
  • These scholarships are available to students who attend Johnson University, and will be applied to the student’s account.
  • Scholarship winners will be announced April 7, 2022, and winners and their parents/guardians will be invited to attend Johnson University’s April 14, 2022, Preview Day to receive their award at a special luncheon.

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About the Life Sciences Degree

The Life Sciences degree cultivates a foundational knowledge of the living world from sub-cellular to ecological and global scales. Critical thinking skills necessary to design, collect, and interpret datasets will be a central part of the major coursework, preparing students to teach critical thinking to their own students or to apply those skills to allied health professions where analytical skills will be applied in the workplace.

Students will acquire the foundational knowledge and mathematical skills to interpret published research in their ultimate professional areas. Graduates may pursue a variety of career paths and will be prepared for graduate school in a variety of life or environmental science fields.

In addition to the core classes in the Life Sciences degree, students can choose a concentration in biology or in fitness science. By adding just one more year to your undergraduate degree, you can also earn a Master of Arts in Teaching that credentials you to teach science at the middle school or high school level.