Kindig Scholarship

2020 Kindig Scholar: Aditya Belamkar

Aditya Belamkar is pursuing a major in biology, with a minor in chemistry and a certificate with the Center for the Business of Life Sciences. He has been interested in pursuing a career in medicine ever since he joined his first research team at the age of 14, studying the impact of diabetes mellitus on ocular vasculature and physiology. Last summer, Aditya accepted an opportunity at the Mayo Clinic to lead a large-scale clinical study on the physiological and epidemiological relationship between Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma. In addition to research, he is also very passionate about serving the community and is a very active member of Timmy Global Health, acting as a Chair for the Fundraising Branch. Long term, Aditya wishes to pursue a career in medicine based around his passion for clinical glaucoma research and serving the community.

2020 Kindig Scholar: Alexis Edgin

Alexis "Lexi" Edgin is a second-year Honors IU student pursuing a B.S. in biology with a minor in psychology. She can be found on campus working on Indiana University Dance Marathon's public relations committee or participating in philanthropy events through the organization Independent Council for Women. She is immensely thankful for this award and how it will help further her goals and education. After graduating from IU, Lexi plans to attend medical school, later specializing in psychiatry.