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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. Read More

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.

CUNY AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS JONAS E. SALK SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MEDICAL STUDY TO EIGHT OUTSTANDING GRADUATES

2016 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 scholarship and research on subjects including neuroscience, cancer, genetics and molecular biology.

The 2016 Salk Scholars hail from Hunter College, City College, Baruch College, and Queens College, as well as the Macaulay Honors Colleges at Hunter College, City College and Queens College. Scholars were accepted at the Harvard, Yale, New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra, SUNY Upstate and SUNY Downstate medical schools. The Salk Scholarships were awarded on May 10 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. >>

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2015 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. >>

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. >>

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