The Jonas E. Salk Scholarship Program is now accepting applications.

The Jonas E. Salk Scholarships were created by the Board of Estimate of the City of New York in 1955 to honor the City College graduate who developed the first anti-polio vaccine. They are awarded annually to eight graduates of the senior colleges of The City University of New York who have demonstrated sound character, outstanding scholarship, and the promise of significant contribution to medical research.

The scholarships are intended to help defray the expenses of study for the MD, PhD, or DSc in Biomedical Sciences or DO degree. Undergraduates and recent graduates who have received acceptance for admission in September 2011 to the first year of an U.S. medical school in pursuit of the MD, PhD, or DSc in Biomedical Sciences, or DO degree are eligible for nomination.

The application deadline is Friday, March 25, 2011. For more information, visit the Student Affairs Website. Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.