Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jean D. Acton Scholarship for students conducting Research in Microbiology or Immunology

Description:   These scholarships are for undergraduate and graduate students in biology conducting research in Microbiology or Immunology.  Three scholarships totaling $3,000 each will be awarded to support education and/or research in the Biology Department each year.  To apply please fill out an application form (PDF) obtained at  http://www.jmu.edu/biology/scholarships.shtml  by February 15.  Award recipients will be notified by March 31.


CriteriaRecipients shall be undergraduate biology majors studying in the particular area of microbiology or immunology and having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25, or alternatively, recipients shall be graduate students in biology interested in the study of immunology and having a graduate record examination score in the seventieth percentile. Students must show evidence of financial need and must submit a signed FAFSA form to the Department of Education (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) by February 15. 


History:  Established via a bequest from Dr. Jean Acton, a former faculty member in the Department of Biology.

For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Lantz (lantz2cs@jmu.edu )