Sid Robinson Scholarship Undergraduate Requirements

Sid Robinson Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Jean Robinson Peters to honor the memory of her father, Sid Robinson, an Olympic track star who became an internationally famous exercise and environmental physiologist. The scholarship was first awarded in 2016.


Must have a declared major in the IUB Department of Biology. Students who will be at least sophomores in the Fall 2016 semester.


Minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.


$4,000 and might be renewable for two additional academic years, provided the student remains in good academic standing and is making progress towards the degree.


Application for this award is by invitation only to College of Arts and Sciences Direct Admit Students who have a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology.

Sunna Ahmad, 2016 Robinson Scholar

Sunna Ahmad is our first Sid Robinson Scholar. While in high school, Sunna participated in IU’s Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program. She was invited back the following summer to participate in a second-year program that allowed her to work in a virology lab with Associate Professor Tuli Mukhopadhyay.

Sunna enrolled at IU and continued her work with Dr. Mukhopadhyay as part of the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience and the IU Science Technology and Research Scholars programs. She continues to work in the Mukhopadhyay lab, and her main project is to characterize deglycosylated Sindbis virus in both mammalian and mosquito cells.