Christopher Henry Vaught Scholarship in Science Policy

(updated January 2018)
This scholarship is available to support highly motivated undergraduate students in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, or other life sciences, to engage in Science Policy research as a part of the Fall and Spring UGA Washington Semester Program. Applicants are evaluated based on review of 500-word, typed personal statement indicating why you wish to participate in the program in the area of science policy, resumé, academic transcripts, and an interview. Typically, one award is made annually. This program is made possible on account of the generosity of Drs. Jim Vaught and Irene Glowinski, who reside in the Washington D.C. area.
For further information, please contact Dr. Amy Medlock ( or Dr. Chris West (

Application deadline: Two weeks before the Washington Semester Program deadline.


2018 recipient: Ashleigh Proctor

BMB Undergraduate Academic and Research Excellence Awards

(Updated May 14, 2018)
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is pleased to announce two BMB Faculty Awards for academic and research excellence, to be presented to two outstanding BMB undergraduate student majors each year. The award will consist of a Cash Prize of $300.

The 2018 BMB Faculty Award for Academic Excellence was awarded to Hailey Elizabeth Clark, and the year's BMB Faculty Award for Research Excellence was awarded to John Christopher Sugar.
Faculty nominations are due March 1, and should be sent to the Head of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. The nomination shall include a letter of recommendation and the student’s curriculum vitae and current transcript. Nominations will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Coordinator Professor Adams, Professor Emeritus Dan DerVartanian, and the BMB Undergraduate Committee, who will submit their recommendations to the Head who will make the final decision. The awards will be presented at the Spring Graduation.