Tocris Scholarship Program

Tocris is proud to support students who plan to pursue a science related degree. The Tocris Scholarship Program has been established to award a $1500 scholarship (or international currency equivalent) twice a year for the fall and spring semesters.

This scholarship is open worldwide to students accepted/enrolled in a university and plan to pursue a science related degree.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Lisa Ikariyama.

The deadline is July 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Winners will be notified by August 3, 2018.

Student Information


Academic Information

Application Materials

Write a personal statement of 500 words or less on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of interest.

Submit a 280 character statement/tweet on why you love science. 

I certify that this application and all of the supporting documents is accurate and complete. I understand that if selected for an award, I may be required to provide proof of the information stated on this form. If selected to receive an award, I agree that the applicant’s name, photo, award amount, may be used in announcements or articles (i.e. social media, newsletter) issued by Tocris and Bio-Techne. 

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Scholarship FAQs

I am a high school student, am I eligible to apply?

Yes, if you are currently enrolled/accepted at a university. If selected, we send the check directly to the university listed in the application.

Does my major qualify to apply for this scholarship?

We accept almost all majors that are related to a student pursuing a science related degree (biology, dental, chemistry, nursing, medical, etc.).

Can I apply for other Bio-Techne scholarships?

Yes, the scholarships also offered by R&D Systems and Novus Biologicals are separate scholarships and a student can apply to any of them that they desire.

How long should the written statement be?

We don’t have any specific guidelines on the written statement length unless outlined in the instructions (i.e. tweets we may ask for a 280-character statement).

Do I need to provide any English certifications to apply? 

No, we do not require any certifications to apply for this scholarship.

Will you find a university for me to help me get into the US?

Unfortunately, we do not help with this part. To qualify for this scholarship, you must already be accepted/enrolled in a university.

Do I have to provide official transcripts?

No, we accept both unofficial and official transcripts.

Is there a fee to apply?


When will I get the check for this scholarship?

If you are selected as the winner, we send it to your university to disperse.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Applications must be submitted online by the application deadline with all required information filled out.
  2. This scholarship is open worldwide to all levels of study (PhD, baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma.
  3. Applicant must be already enrolled/accepted at a university to apply. If selected, we send the check directly to the university listed in the application to disperse.
  4. By submitting this application, you agree to receive information from Bio-Techne brands (R&D Systems, Tocris Bioscience, Novus Biologicals and ProteinSimple), including distributors. Your information will never be sold or used by a third party. See our complete privacy policy for more information.
  5. Employees and relatives of Bio-Techne employees are not eligible for this scholarship.