Herschel and Caryl Roman Undergraduate Science Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • Award Amount: $2,500

The Herschel and Caryl Roman Undergraduate Science Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to deserving undergraduates at the University of Washington who have an interest in genetics research. The Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. Herschel Lewis Roman, who joined the UW faculty in 1942 and founded the Department of Genetics (now known as the Department of Genome Sciences) in 1959. By the time of his retirement in 1980, he had received international recognition for his work in chromosomal behavior and genetic recombination. With his passing in 1989, his family and friends proposed this scholarship in his honor.

Eligibility

This scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving undergraduates at the University of Washington who have an interest in genetics research. • Demonstrated academic achievement and aptitude • Be a junior or senior during the academic year scholarship is award • By the terms of the scholarship, the awardee will participate in genetics research for at least ten hours per week and must continue to make satisfactory progress toward his or her degree. The Department of Genome Sciences will assist in selection of the laboratory in which the student works.

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Benefits

The scholarship, which provides from $2500 for Autumn through Spring Quarters, will be awarded to one or two undergraduates who demonstrate an interest in genetic research.

Application

• Completed application • Current transcript • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member • A one- to two-page typed personal statement in which you discuss your interest in genetics, career goals, and any other relevant information June: Campus Deadline

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