Jane and Jim Rasco Endowed Scholarship in Biology established

This year Dr. Jane Rasco and Jim Rasco have established the The Jane and Jim Rasco Endowed Scholarship in Biology. The scholarship shall be awarded based on the following criteria: Priority of consideration shall be given to sophomore students who are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, are majoring in biology, who have maintained between a 3.2 and a 3.6 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and who are residents of the state of Alabama. The purpose of this endowment is to encourage and give support to high-performing students whose substantial academic merit is not well reflected in their college grade point average.

The scholarship may be renewable for each of the subsequent years of a recipient’s undergraduate education provided the scholarship committee deems the recipient’s performance and academic progress satisfactory and provided the recipient continues to major in biology. If a student cannot be identified that meets the above criteria, the scholarship committee will strive to find a suitable candidate that best matches the Donor Representative’s intent. The donors request that $5,000 be awarded annually to one student who meets the criteria listed above.

The Department expresses its utmost gratitude to Dr. Jane Rasco and Jim Rasco.