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In 1984, Dr. Kenneth Thimann and his wife, Ann established a scholarship fund “…to be awarded at the end of the academic year to a graduating UC Santa Cruz senior who has been accepted to a graduate school, and shows the most promise as a future scientist in one of the disciplines for biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics.”

Amount & Use
The award for 2021 is $9,000.00
Eligibility & Requirements
Any graduating UC Santa Cruz senior who has been accepted to a graduate school and show promise in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, or physics is eligible.

Deadlines
Internal deadline for faculty nominations is May 10, 2021

Awards announced: May 24, 2021

Selection Process
Selection process: Physical & Biological Sciences faculty submit nominations and recipients are selected by a committee composed of the sitting Department Chairs of undergraduate departments in the Sciences and the current Provost of Crown College at UC Santa Cruz.
Past recipients

2020

Joey Wong - Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Sandra Nair - Physics

2019

Mason Hargrave - Physics

2018

Raul Reyes Hueros - Physics
Quinn Edmonson - Chemistry

2017

Derek Popple - Chemistry
Xochitl Clare - Theatre Arts/Marine Biology

2016

Sami Chen - Earth & Planetary Sciences

2015

Colby Sandate - Chemistry
Tyler Mathis - Chemistry

2014

Melinda Soares-Furtado - Astrophysics

2013

Alexander Wollenberg - Chemistry
Lisa Standke - Chemistry
Roxanne Beltra - Environmental & Evolutionary Biology

2012

No award

2011

Luke Kelly - Physics/Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology

2010

Mike Kozina - Mathematics/Physics
Jannise Buckley - Chemistry

How to apply
This award has no application. Students are nominated by PBSci faculty.