Stauffer Fellowships

APU awards up to two fellowships to biochemistry or chemistry majors who have successfully completed at least one 300- or 400-level CHEM/BIOC course and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Yearly Amount

Fellowship amounts vary. On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid policy for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply

During each academic year, an application period will be announced by the Department of Biology and Chemistry and eligible students will be contacted by email. For additional questions, contact Kevin S. Huang, Ph.D., at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6505, or email


Once the student’s financial aid file is complete, the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.


This is a competitive award; applications are reviewed annually by the Department of Biology and Chemistry for potential renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility

  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  2. The student must meet the requirements established by the Department of Biology and Chemistry.