Jonas E. Salk Scholarship
Created by the Board of Estimate of the City of New York in 1955 to honor the City College graduate who developed the first anti-polio vaccine, the Jonas Salk scholarships are awarded annually to eight graduates of the CUNY senior colleges. The scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted to a U.S. medical school and have performed scientific research as an undergraduate. The student's research papers are reviewed and recipients are selected for their potential to make significant contributions to medical research. The winners receive a total of $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four-year medical schools to help defray the cost for the M.D., Ph.D. or D.Sc in Biomedical Sciences or D.O. degree. Two paid summer internships at the Salk Institute for Biomedical Studies in La Jolla, California may also be available to recipients of the Salk Scholarship. Students must apply for the scholarship through their campus pre-medical office.
2014 Jonas E. Salk Scholars
The City University of New York has awarded its prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for medical study to eight graduates in recognition of their outstanding research on subjects including neuroscience, cancer, genetics and molecular biology.
The Salk Scholarships recognize the high ability and scholarship of students who plan careers in medicine and the biological sciences and who are judged likely to make significant contributions to medicine and research. They are selected on the basis of original research papers undertaken with prominent scientist mentors. read more
Previous Jonas E. Salk Scholars
Eight CUNY Students Named 2013 Salk Scholars
Eight outstanding City University of New York students – recognized for research on subjects including cancer, immunology, cardiovascular disease, genetics, neuroscience, autism spectrum disorder, nuclear physics and the physical interactions of dye molecules – have been awarded Jonas E. Salk Scholarships to study in the medical field in 2013, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has announced. read more
Three CCNY Students Named 2012 Salk Scholars
Lisa Brandt and Julian Flores, members of The City College of New York Class of 2012, and Alexa Mieses, a 2011 graduate, have been selected to receive the 2012 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded by The City University of New York.
Eight CUNY Students Awarded Salk Scholarships in 2011
Eight outstanding City University of New York students – recognized for research on subjects including DNA repair, genetics, autoimmune diseases and cancer – have been awarded Jonas E. Salk Scholarships to study in the medical field in 2011, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has announced. read more
2010 Salk Scholars Research Cancer, Antimicrobial Properties, Brain Activity and Learning
Eight outstanding City University of New York pre-medical students – recognized for research on subjects including gold compounds as anticancer agents, the antimicrobial properties of organic salts, and connections between brain activity and learning — have been awarded Jonas E. Salk Scholarships to study medicine in 2010, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced. read more