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.
Application start date: December 3, 2019
Application end date: May 5, 2020
Winner announced: August 6, 2020
Checklist for application process
(checked items are required at time of application, other items are optional)
|Undergraduate juniors & seniors||Freshmen
|Unofficial high school transcripts** (optional)|
|Unofficial college/undergraduate transcripts (optional)|
|Unofficial graduate school transcripts (optional)|
|Résumé or C.V. (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 between December 3, 2019 and 11:59 p.m. US Central Time on May 5, 2020. The Program is open only to graduate and undergraduate students who (i) will be attending an accredited US college or university in the Fall 2020 semester; (ii) who is or will be a legal resident of one of the 50 US states or the District of Columbia as of August 6, 2020; (iii) will be at least 18 years of age or older as of August 6, 2020; 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 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
2018: Christopher Thang
Christopher is a member of the University of Houston’s 2018 freshman class and one of 10 students in the 3/4 accelerated BS/MD program, majoring in Biomedical Science. Previously, Christopher investigated the ability of specialized peptides and antibodies that target myosin subfragment-2 to modulate muscle contraction at the University of North Texas under Dr. Douglas Root, co-authoring a publication in the Biophysical Journal. Now part of Dr. Chengzhi Cai’s laboratory at the University of Houston, Christopher researches the ability of benign E. coli to form biofilms on silicon catheters, widely used in biomedical devices, to reduce pathogen colonization. In the future, Christopher aims to benefit others by conducting both clinical research and international medical missions as a physician. In his free time, Christopher enjoys creating songs on the piano, weightlifting, and spending time with friends.
Scholarship program support
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties regarding your scholarship submission, please contact our scholarship coordinator by email at AntibodyScholarship@thermofisher.com.
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