Linton Scholarship in Biomedical Science

The Marigold Linton Scholarship in Diversity

The Marigold Linton Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior level KU or transfer student who is majoring in a biomedical or behavioral science. Students majoring in the following disciplines are eligible to apply: Anthropology; Applied Behavioral Science; Biology; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Engineering; Geography; Geology; Health, Sport and Exercise Science; Mathematics; Molecular Biosciences; Physics; Psychology; Social Welfare; and Speech, Language, Hearing.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 16, 5:00 pm

Award: $2,500; renewable for up to one year

Required Qualifications include:

1. status as a Junior or Senior for the fall semester

2. GPA of 2.5 or greater when the application is submitted

3. major field of study in one of the listed departments or programs

Preferred Qualifications include:

1. Applicants from underrepresented groups in a biomedically related field

2. Experience relating to the Native American culture

How do I apply?

Applications are now being accepted for the academic year beginning in the fall of 2014. Application review will begin on Friday, May 16, 2014.

A complete application includes the following items:

1. Current Curriculum vitae

2. Unofficial transcript: A pdf file of your transcript or your degree progress report (if a KU student); an official transcript will be required for scholarship acceptance.

3. A one page (single spaced, 12 point font) statement that indicates how your planned career will contribute to a well-trained workforce in the biomedical and behavioral sciences with particular emphasis on increasing the diversity of the scientific community in a manner that reflects the diversity of the US population.

All application materials should be submitted electronically to the Office for Diversity in Science Training

Office for Diversity in Science Training
Attention: Ashley Urban
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Haworth Hall, Room 2045
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Marigold Linton

About Dr. Marigold Linton

Marigold Linton, PhD, Cahuilla-Cupeno, was raised on Morongo Reservation in California and is an enrolled member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. She received a BA from UC Riverside and a PhD in experimental psychology from UCLA. She was a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the University of Utah. At Arizona State University she directed American Indian Programs.

As Director of American Indian Outreach at the University of Kansas since 1998, she has led a collaborative team from KU and Haskell Indian Nations University that has obtained more than $13 million in research training support from the National Institutes of Health for Haskell and KU students. Linton served on the Board of Directors of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is the immediate past President of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Linton currently serves on the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE), a congressionally mandated NSF advisory committee.

She has a lifelong interest in American Indian art and loves to walk. Dr. Linton's spouse, Dr. Robert Barnhill, is a KU alumnus and a former KU Vice Chancellor for Research.

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