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Life Sciences Awards Benefits

Program Description

The Life Sciences Awards competition will present: $25,000 award to a scientist, with additional funds for research; three $10,000 awards to high school educators; and three $5,000 awards to high school students, who are judged to exemplify excellence in the field of life sciences.

General Program Requirements

The $25,000 Chairmen's Distinguished Life Sciences Award will be presented to an adult scientist who is making or has recently made a significant and positive contribution related to developing a "cutting edge" innovation in the field of life sciences. In addition, $25,000 in research funds will be presented to be used to hire a graduate student to assist with the research or the funds may be used toward the research itself. In order to receive the research funds, a comprehensive outline on the research project must be submitted and approved by the Foundation. Three $10,000 Life Sciences Educator Awards will be presented to current secondary school educators, with at least five years of teaching experience, and who are making or have recently made significant and positive contribution related to promoting the study of life sciences to students. Three $5,000 Life Sciences Student Awards will be presented to current secondary school students who are making or have recently made significant and positive contributions related to the study of Biology, Chemistry and other life science courses.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

All Nominations are received online at http://www.christophercolumbusfoundation.gov/.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit:
http://www.christophercolumbusfoundation.gov/

Write to us at:
110 Genesee Street
Suite 390
Auburn, NY 13021

Call us at:
315-258-0090

You may also fax us at:
315-258-0093

Or email us at:
judithmscolumbus@cs.com