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Merilyn Hester Scholarship applications due April 1

Mar. 6, 2014

The IU Simon Cancer Center is accepting applications for the Merilyn Hester Scholarship to assist medical and/or PhD students pursuing degrees in biomedical sciences.

This scholarship was created to assist students who have demonstrated an interest in and potential for conducting pediatric hematology or pediatric oncology research and who have not received any other type of scholarship or grant for the upcoming academic year. 

Successful applicants are students who have a strong academic record, outstanding character and well-defined professional goals. Funding is up to $8,000 a year with the number of awardees determined by the quality of applications and available funds in a given year. Funding will be distributed as:

  • MD students: up to $8,000, which must be applied toward tuition. Start date is May 1.
  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. students: up to $4,000 disbursed to the recipient as a one-time pay increase in the stipend and up to $4,000 disbursed to the research lab to be used as: $2,000 for travel to attend scientific meetings and $2,000 for supplies to offset lab expenses.

The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, April 1.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Parsons at eparsons@iupui.edu or 317-278-0078.

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