Through the generosity of the Hersh family, the KU Undergraduate Biology Program will present an award to an outstanding graduating senior in the Human Biology Program whose course of study best exemplifies the interdisciplinary nature of the scientific study of humans, their origins, development, biology, and behavior. Past awards have ranged from $750 to $1000.
Eligibility: The student’s program of study must demonstrate clearly the interdisciplinary intent of the Human Biology Program, with significant study in relevant areas of anthropology, biology, human development, psychology, and other human-oriented sciences. The student must have a GPA of 3.5 in the major and 3.25 overall (i.e., be eligible to pursue graduation with honors) and must be seeking post-graduate education in his/her chosen field of interest.
To apply, please submit the following (in addition to the required information in the above application form):
- Two-page personal statement written by the applicant that includes past accomplishments and that documents a formal or an informal interest in the fine arts (theater, dance, graphic arts, music, etc.), noting the kind and extent of participation, active support, and/or active interest in one or more of these other creative human endeavors