Roger and Audrey Hunt Scholarship

The scholarship is intended for support of worthy undergraduate La Sierra University students majoring in biology and having a strong interest in research. Roger E. Hunt and his wife, Audrey J. (Erhard-Wilson) Hunt, have created this fund because they wish to assist worthy L.S.U. biology students in reaching their respective goals of college graduation and subsequent professional success. Their desire is that each recipient will strive by Christian example to make this a better world. Neither Roger nor Audrey had the privilege of attending a Seventh-day Adventist school. Their interest in L.S.U. developed because Audrey’s son, Dr. James R. Wilson, and his wife, Dr. Mary E. (Low) Wilson are LSU faculty members.

Edmund C. Jaeger Biology Book Award

Edmund C. Jaeger established these cash book awards to help defray the rising cost of text books and to help insure that students have access to current and appropriate materials.

Edmund C. Jaeger Endowed Biology Scholarship

Dr. Edmund C. Jaeger was an educator, author, naturalist, scientist, philanthropist, philosopher and good citizen. Born a Nebraskan, he graduated from high school at 15 and immediately began a career in teaching. He later received a B.S. degree in biology from Occidental College. Dr. Jaeger is most renowned for his contribution to the world of science, when he discovered in 1947 that hibernation occurs among birds. The results of his documented studies altered previous scientific beliefs and can be found in the February 1953 issue of National Geographic. Dr. Jaeger traveled extensively around the world and boasted that for more than 35 years of his life he did not spend less than two or three nights per week in his sleeping bag. He started this endowment and many others in California colleges for junior and senior natural history students.

Dr. Raymond E. Ryckman Honoraria Endowment

Raymond Ryckman, Ph.D., has touched many lives since he started teaching medical and graduate students in 1950, when he became chair of the department of medical entomology in the Loma Linda University School of Tropical and Preventive Medicine. In 1960, he joined the microbiology department, and was named emeritus professor in 1988. He is known internationally for his authority and prodigious research on the Triatominae species and Chagas’ disease, which affects nearly 20 million people in Central and South America. Although he has authored an impressive volume of literature and compiled a literature review of more than 21,000 references, he also is well-known for making time for his students in his and their own research. Students in La Sierra University’s biology department are helped by this endowment.

Lynn N. Sarkisian Biology Scholarship Endowment

This fund is established by Lynn N. Sarkisian to support students majoring in the field of Biology at La Sierra University who achieve and maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or better in their major. While primarily merit-based, eligible students will also demonstrate unmet financial need such as participation in the campus work/study program. Lynn N. Sarkisian was an educator in the life sciences with a specialty in the field of zoology and was published in Parasitology. He attended Lynwood Academy where he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in a hospital. After the army, Lynn attended La Sierra College and received a B.A. degree in biology in 1952. Lynn later went on to the University of Southern California and completed his M.S. degree in biology in 1957. To support himself through his educational years, Lynn worked as a laboratory technician and then as an instructor at both La Sierra University and the University of Southern California. After college, Lynn dedicated his life to advancing science education in biology and zoology, spending many years as a faculty member at Fullerton Community College.


La Sierra University also offers other institutional and privately donated scholarships to students. These funds usually do not need to be repaid and are based on your academic performance. Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more and take advantage!

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