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.

2021 scholarship

Application start date: December 9, 2020
Application end date: May 5, 2021
Winner announced: August 5, 2021

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Undergraduate juniors and seniorsFreshmen
Contact information
Completed application
Unofficial high school transcripts** (optional)   
Unofficial college/undergraduate transcripts (optional)   
Unofficial graduate school transcripts (optional)   
Résumé or C.V. (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 between December 9, 2020 and 11:59 p.m. US Central Time on May 5, 2021. The Program is open only to graduate and undergraduate students who (i) will be attending an accredited US college or university in the Fall 2021 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 5, 2021; (iii) will be at least 18 years of age or older as of August 5, 2021; 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

Stella Paffenholz
2019: Stella Paffenholz, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

PhD Candidate: Molecular Biosciences Cancer Biology

A doctoral candidate at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Stella’s current work focuses on developing innovative genetic tools to understand the process of senescence, a tumor-suppressive mechanism de-regulated in cancer. Stella completed her undergraduate in Molecular Biomedicine at the University of Bonn, Germany and subsequently earned a Master’s degree through a Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research Fellowship at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. As chair of GSK Women in Science, Stella strives to advance gender equality and diversity in science. She is also part of the leadership team of the Tri-Institutional Biotech Club aiming to bridge the gap between academic research and the pharmaceutical industry to ultimately turn academic breakthroughs into therapies for cancer patients. In her free time, Stella is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys cycling and marathon running.

Meet our 2020 Winners

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