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.


2013 Jonas E. Salk Scholars

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Previous Jonas E. Salk Scholars


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