Antibody Scholarship Program

In order to provide educational opportunities for future generations of science scholars, we’re offering $35,000 in scholarship funding to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college for the upcoming semester.*

Apply now to win one $10,000 award, or one of five $5,000 awards. See below for eligibility information, official rules, and profiles of past award winners.

2023 scholarship

Application start date: January 5, 2023
Application end date: May 2, 2023
Winners Announced: August 9, 2023
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Checklist for application process

(Checked items are required at time of application. Other items are optional.)

Undergraduate juniors and seniorsFreshmen
Contact information
Completed application
Résumé or C.V. (recommended)
Unofficial high school transcripts** (optional)   
Unofficial college/undergraduate transcripts (optional)   
Unofficial graduate school transcripts (optional)   
Recommendations (optional)   
Projects, posters, etc. (optional)   
** NOTE: Official transcripts will be required from scholarship recipients at time of award.

Scholarship award eligibility criteria

No purchase necessary to apply for or receive a scholarship. To participate in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program(the “Program”), you must submit an online scholarship application (the “Application”) at Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program during the open application period. The Program is open only to graduate and undergraduate students who (i) will be attending an accredited US college or university in the fifty U.S. states or District of Columbia for the Fall 2023 semester; (ii) who is or will be a legal resident of one of the 50 US states or the District of Columbia as of the date scholarships are awarded; (iii) will be at least 18 years of age or older as of the date scholarships are awarded; and (iv) have a declared major of biology, chemistry, bio-chemistry or a related life science field; and (v) meets the following applicable GPA requirements:

  • Graduate students must have a cumulative graduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must have cumulative college GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate Freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Healthcare Professionals (term defined in the Official Rules) may not participate in this Program. US federal or state government employees may not participate in this Program. This Program is void where prohibited by law.

A committee will select scholarship recipients who the committee determines best fit one or more of Sponsor’s values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation or Involvement, as demonstrated by the Application. One recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship and five recipients will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. All scholarship award payments will be made directly to the college or university at which the recipient is enrolled.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Program prior to the beginning of the application period or if a minimum of 500 eligible Applications are not received by the submission deadline.

The complete Official Rules are available here. In case of any inconsistency between these abbreviated rules and the complete Official Rules, the complete Official Rules will always prevail.

Featured past winner

Nicole Pek
2021: Nicole Pek, University of Cincinnati

PhD Candidate: Molecular and Developmental Biology

Nicole is a first-year PhD student in the University of Cincinnati Molecular and Developmental Biology program, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is currently conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Mingxia Gu at the Department of Pediatrics and Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM). There, she works on utilizing vascular cells and vessel organoids derived from patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells to model and study genetic diseases, as well as cardiopulmonary development. After graduating with B.Sc. (Hons) (specialization in Biomedical Sciences) at the National University of Singapore, she received scientific training in well-established research institutions such as the Agency of Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A*STAR) and Stanford University. With many years of stem cell research experience under her belt, Nicole is working towards using 2D and 3D stem cell-based cellular platforms to model complex human diseases and screen for therapeutics to treat those diseases. She also hopes to be part of the task force that will make stem cell-based therapies accessible to patients of all needs. Outside of the lab, Nicole plays a pro-active role in science mentorship, communication and advocacy.

Meet our 2022 Winners

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