Linton Scholarship in Biomedical Science 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.

About the Scholarship

The Marigold Linton Scholarship fund will support junior or senior level students majoring in the following disciplines: Anthropology; Applied Behavioral Science; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Engineering; Geography; Geology; Health, Sport and Exercise Science; Mathematics; Molecular Biosciences; Physics; Psychology; Social Welfare; and Speech, Language, Hearing. To make a contribution, give securely online at KU Endowment's website.

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Office for Diversity in Science Training
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