Hanes Memorial Scholarship Requirements

John C. Hanes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the memory of Biology alum John C. Hanes, who was a director of engineering security for Eli Lilly until he lost his battle with cancer in 2020.


Open to any student with a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology (Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, or the Molecular Life Sciences Developmental & Cellular Biology track).

Applicants must:

  • Have junior or senior standing at the start of the fall semester
  • Have a minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Be premed students
  • Have science research experience

Preference will be given to those premed students with an interest in pursuing gastrointestinal or liver cancer research (including early detection, treatment, or potential cure).