The Entomological Society of America offers several awards to outstanding students studying entomology. These awards recognize exceptional research, communication, and leadership skills in the field of entomology. Prizes vary from cash prizes, a fully paid trip to the ESA Annual Meeting, and a fully paid trip to Corteva Agriscience corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Visit the award pages directly for additional information.
The applicant must be a current ESA student member who is earning a degree (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.) and studying specifically at least one insect in the field of entomology, or performing entomology-related research in a field such as biology agricultural science, forestry, evolution, ecology, or environmental sciences.
Check each individual branch award page for eligibility requirements.
Only final-year master's students or first-year Ph.D. students are eligible. Applicants' research should address an applied entomological question.
All students using arthropods to study any aspect of basic or applied physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology in the broadest sense for their Master's or doctoral research are eligible to apply. Students from all science departments are encouraged to apply.
The nominee must be an ESA student member, who: 1.) Is pursuing course work leading to a graduate degree with a focus in entomology 2. ) Is an ESA member (student or regular) prior to January 1 of the year in which the award is to be presented 3.) Shows evidence of an excellent academic record.