About John Hanes
This scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the memory of Biology alum John C. Hanes (1975-2020), a native of Dallas, Texas, who earned his B.S. in biology from Indiana University Bloomington in 1997. He served as Director of Engineering Security for Eli Lilly until he lost his battle with cancer in 2020.
His parents and wife established the scholarship to honor him and to help support the academic endeavors of the department's undergraduate premed students—especially those with an interest in gastrointestinal or liver cancer research (including early detection, treatment, or potential cure).