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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 15, 2021.


Meet the 2020 ALZA Scholars

Jasmine Jaing
Jasmine Jaing '22
Biology, Public Health
The Genomic and Phenotypic Diversity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Using the CYS4 Gene

Faculty Mentor: David Hess

Michelle Nguyen
Michelle Nguyen '21
Biochemistry, Music
Synthesis of Amino Esters and Cyclic Macrocycles with Modified Heterocycles

Faculty Mentor: Amelia Fuller

Zeeshan Javed
Zeeshan Javed '22
PARP 13,14, and 15's impact in Viral Regulation

Faculty Mentor: Ian Carter-O'Connell