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2016 Chen-Kuo & Amy Chang Memorial Award ($1,000) for Graduating Honors Scholars Deadline April 25

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2016 in Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Chen-kuo and Amy Chang Memorial Award ($1,000)

Honors College alumna Dr. Aileen Chang, School of Medicine and Biomedical
Science, ’91, M.D. and School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, ’87, B.S. in
order to pay tribute to her parents, Chen-kuo Chang and Amy Chang, has created
The Chen-kuo and Amy Chang Memorial Award for a graduating Honors College senior pursuing a graduate degree in the medical research field, preferably with an
oncology focus.  The award amount is $1,000.00.

Dr. Chang decided to create this award to honor her parents because they both
died of lung cancer at ages 50 and 72 years and neither smoked. Only ongoing
medical research can cure similar cancer patients or at least improve their
quality of life. She and her parents would be grateful to anyone who could offer
their contribution to the cure for cancer.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient is not required to attend UB for their graduate degree.
The award shall only be made available to a graduating senior Honors Scholar
that can demonstrate their intention to continue their studies in the medical
research field (preferably with an oncology focus).

Preference will be given to a student with financial need, demonstrates a strong
passion/interest in medicine and research, has worked on medicine/oncology
research as a student or had employment experience in medicine/oncology
research, and/or is working on an innovative and novel medicine/oncology
research project.

Applicants must include an original essay in support of his/her expertise or
knowledge and how he/she aspires to make an impact in the preferred field of
medicine/oncology research.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and
how he/she may expect to contribute to his/her chosen field in a substantive way
and cite relevant or specific examples of situations in which the recipient
succeeded in reaching a significant goal(s) in the past.

Candidates may submit any supporting documents they deem appropriate, including
papers they may have written or letters of recommendation.
The Award is a one-time grant of $1,000.00 and is non-renewable.
All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word
documents and/or PDF files

Deadline for applications is Monday, April 25, 2016.  Applications should be emailed to:
The Honors College at