MD Anderson Cancer Center - UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Application for Kopchick Fellowships now open

January 01, 2018
Tracey Barnett

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is accepting applications for the first group of Dr. John J. and Charlene Kopchick Fellows. These fellowships are funded through a generous $10.5 million endowment established by alumnus John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene. Read about more about this gift here.

The John J. Kopchick Fellowships will be awarded to six students who demonstrate exceptional character, extracurricular leadership, research excellence and scholarly merit. Applications will be reviewed by the Graduate School’s Student Scholarship Committee. The committee will also interview finalists and make recommendations of winners to the deans.  Each fellowship will provide $7,500 directly to the student and an additional $7,500 to be used to support their research and training. These fellowships may be renewed for a total award period of up to two years.

The Charlene Kopchick Fellowship will be awarded to a GSBS student who demonstrates unique characteristics beyond merit and financial need. Such characteristics may include but are not be limited to first-generation college graduates entering graduate research; students who exhibit exemplary personal character; uniqueness of background and culture; strong work ethic; perceived leadership qualities and an enthusiastic scientific curiosity.  These fellowships will be in the amount $8,250 of direct aid to the student and an additional $8,250 to support the student’s research and training.  This will be a one-time award to the student and is not renewable.  

The deadline for both is Wednesday, Jan. 31.

For more details on how to apply for these fellowships, visit the GSBS Scholarships and Fellowships page.

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