Bryce McHale MELA Scholarship


The Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association (MELA) awards one or more $1000 scholarships each year to students interested in environmental chemistry and the related sciences. Bryce McHale was a dedicated MELA member and well respected environmental chemist and the scholarship is awarded in his memory. In 2014 two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving applicants from any university or 4-year college in Michigan majoring in environmental science or related field including (but not limited to); biology, chemistry, geoscience, hydrogeology. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be enrolled as full time students (carrying a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits) any Michigan university or 4-year college. Applicants must be sophomore or junior level undergraduates to apply. MELA is seeking students who have experience in the environmental sciences including; field investigation, sampling, chemical or biological testing and data analysis. A completed Scholarship application must include the following: an essay (which includes a brief biographical sketch and how you feel your education/research may help you build a career that has an impact on environmental issues), a copy of your transcript and at least one letter of reference. Details regarding the eligibility requirements for each school and required application information, including the application due date can be found under “Scholarship Application Instructions”.




 
Forms: application instructions / application form



Participating Academic Institutions
School Contact Phone Number Email Address
MSU Dr. Mark Johnston 517.353.4869 marksjoh@msu.edu
GVSU Dr. George C. McBane 616.331.3317 mcbaneg@gvsu.edu
CMU Dr. Donald Uzarski 989.774.2504 uzars1dg@cmich.edu
WMU Thomas Howe 269.387.5492 thomas.r.howe@wmich.edu
EMU Julia Delagarza 734.487.0455 cas_dean@emich.edu
WSU Bailey Cody 313.577.2295 bailey.cody@wayne.edu
Past Recipients
Year Name School Project
2015 Miranda Hengy CMU Examining the Connection Between Microbial Respiration and Carbon Biogeochemistry
2015 Noor Soboh WSU Resource Partitioning Among Coexisting Notonecta Species
2014 Jasmine Stefansky CMU Tracking ancient anoxic events in Lake Michigan using trace metals as proxies
2013 Stephen Lokos CMU Sustainable biodiesel reactor
2012 Robert Binder CMU Lake ecosystem environmental microbiology
2012 Travis Saari MSU Anaerobic hydrogen generation with green algae
2011 Johann Britting CMU Human impact of the environment in Lake Michigan freshwater chemistry
2011 Robert Ford MSU Beaver Island study of various types of freshwater lakes chemistry/ecology
2010 Margaret Humenik CMU Impact of water chemistry on zebra mussel
2010 Alyse Waldorn MSU The invisible threat of acid rain in the US and Canada



If you have any questions about eligibility, application forms, institutional participation, etc.,
please contact the MELA Scholarship Committee by clicking this link.




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