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, Bioengineering, 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 $15,000 that can be used across a two-year period—summer research stipends (up to $6,000 for up to two summers), academic year research stipends for up to two academic years (up to $2,500) 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 16, 2024.
Meet the 2023 ALZA Scholars
Claire Alford '25Public Health Science
Protein Corona Formation Around Erlotinib-Treated Fullerene Nanoparticles
Faculty Mentor: Korin Wheeler
Tobey Enns '25Biochemistry
Development of Affordable Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Medical Diagnostic Tests
Faculty Mentor: Steve Suljak
Michael Nguyen '24Neuroscience, Music
Investigating the Relationship between Early Life Stress-Induced Behavioral Deficits and Immune Response
Faculty Mentor: Lindsay Halladay
Kiana Harker '24Biology
PARP Mediated Steroid Receptor Function
Faculty Mentor: Ian Carter-O'Connell