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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 March 2, 2022.


Meet the 2021 ALZA Scholars

Jessica DeSanctis

Jessica DeSanctis '22

Thermostability and Binding Ability of UVF and EnHD Chimeras

Faculty Mentor: Michelle McCully

Sacha Mallalieu

Sacha Mallalieu '22

Computational Drug Design for COVID-19

Faculty Mentor: Amelia Fuller