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ALZA Science Scholars

The ALZA Corporation Scholarship provides support to students in the sciences who are interested in broadening their research experience with faculty mentors.

Established in 2001, this award provides scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Public Health, or Physics who have career interests in biology, chemistry, the pharmaceutical industry, or medicine.

Awarded once a year, each ALZA Scholar receives $13,000 that can be used across a two-year period—summer research wages (up to approximately $5,000 for up to two summers), academic year research wages (up to $2,500) for up to two academic years and supply funds (up to $500 total for the summer and academic year). Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Applications are due February 22, 2023.


Meet the 2022 ALZA Scholars

An Doan

An Doan '24

Biochemistry, Biology
Between a rock and a hot place: can a native California insect adapt to a life at very high elevation in order to escape climate change?

Faculty Mentor: Steven Suljak

Hannah Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen '24

Biochemistry, Child Studies
Isolation of Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Glycoforms of Thrombospondin-1 for Disease-Specific Aptamer Selection

Faculty Mentor: Ian Carter-O'Connell

Harvey Chilcott '23

Harvey Chilcott '23

Investigating The Proximal Recognition Elements That Control PARP14 and PARP15 Target Selection

Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Dahlhoff