Beta Beta Beta Grants & Research Awards
The National Office of TriBeta established a research grant program with the purpose of awarding student members of Beta Beta Beta with research grants for student research projects. Chapters or individuals may make donations to the Research Foundation Program and be listed in the BIOS Journal each year. Donor levels are Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
This award is given each year for the chapters that most closely promotes our triple goals of scholarship, dissemination of scientific information, and promotion of biological research. Applications are to be submitted by the end of each academic year to the National Office which forwards them to the Bertholf Committee. The Committee announces the winners in January of each year.
The McClung Award is for the most outstanding paper published in BIOS each year. All papers published in BIOS are automatically reviewed by the McClung Committee which announces the Award in January of each year.
Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation provides research grants for meritorious undergraduate research proposals. The research grants are intended to support undergraduate research by awarding cash scholarships annually to students conducting student research. The research applications are to be developed and submitted by undergraduates who are regular TriBeta members at the time of the submission of the application. The grant program is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the basic process of research and research funding. The applications are due at the National Office in September of each year and the Awards are given by November each year.
The Frank G. Brooks Award is for excellence in undergraduate research presented in an oral session at either a district or national meeting. The district awards are given annually in each district and the national awards are given biennially at national meetings. Paper sessions are judged by a panel of faculty, chapter advisors, and/or national officers.
The John C. Johnson Award is for excellence in undergraduate research presented in a poster session at either a district or national meeting. District awards are given annually in each district and national awards are given biennially at national meetings.
The Chapter History Award is for outstanding display of chapter activities in scrapbook format. This award is given at some district conventions and at national conventions.
The Chapter History E-Book Award is for outstanding display of chapter activities in a digital scrapbook format. This award is given at some district conventions and national conventions.
Travel stipends are given to First place Brooks and Johnson district winners to attend and present their winning paper or poster at the next national convention. The Award will pay travel, registration fee which includes room and some meals. See Student/Faculty Guide for details.
The Yokley Award is given to faculty with 10 years or more service to the TriBeta Honor Society. The four Yokley Award categories are:
Yokley Faculty Advisor Award for Outstanding Faculty Advisor
Yokley Faculty Service Award for Advisors and District Directors
Yokley Faculty Leadership Award for National Officers