The Department of Biological Sciences hosts an annual awards ceremony at the end of each spring semester to honor outstanding biology students who have achieved the highest GPAs in their concentration areas, who have provided outstanding service to the department or who are active members of the Nicholls community. Students are nominated by the biology faculty, and recipients and their guests are invited to the annual awards ceremony by letter.

The awards include:

  • The Motivatit Seafoods Inc. Outstanding Marine Biology Award
  • The Pre-Professional Medical Association Outstanding Freshman Award
  • The T. Baker Smith, LLC. Outstanding Environmental Biology Award
  • The James H. Madden Sr. Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in General Biology
  • The Lafourche Parish Medical Society Outstanding Pre-Medicine Award
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pre-Pharmacy
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pre-Medical Technology
  • Outstanding Achievement in Microbiology
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Outstanding Senior Research Award
  • Dr. James G. Ragan Outstanding Marine Biology Service Award
  • The John Waguespack Pre-Professional Medical Association Service Award
  • The Deanna Bonvillain Outstanding Biology Service Award
  • The Dr. Richard Morvant Sr. Award for Outstanding Biology Graduate
  • The Catina Brandt Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Marine and Environmental Biology
  • The Burt Wilson Outstanding Honors Biology Student Award