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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.

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.

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

Biochemistry
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

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Kiana Harker '24

Biology
PARP Mediated Steroid Receptor Function


Faculty Mentor: Ian Carter-O'Connell