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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, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Public Health, or Physics who have career interests in biology, chemistry, the pharmaceutical industry, or medicine.

Each ALZA Scholar receives $15,000 that can be used across a two-year period (up to two summers and up to two academic years). The funds can be used for wages and supplies for the ALZA Scholar only. The award is issued as a budget string managed by the Faculty Mentor. All awardees will need to follow the Hiring Process as outlined in the Student Employment Policy and Procedures Manual and complete all required documentation, including an I-9. Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Meet the 2023 ALZA Scholars

Claire Alford

Claire Alford '25

Public Health Science
Protein Corona Formation Around Erlotinib-Treated Fullerene Nanoparticles

Faculty Mentor: Korin Wheeler

Tobey Enns

Tobey Enns '25

Development of Affordable Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Medical Diagnostic Tests

Faculty Mentor: Steve Suljak

Michael Nguyen

Michael Nguyen '24

Neuroscience, Music
Investigating the Relationship between Early Life Stress-Induced Behavioral Deficits and Immune Response

Faculty Mentor: Lindsay Halladay


Kiana Harker '24

PARP Mediated Steroid Receptor Function

Faculty Mentor: Ian Carter-O'Connell