• Biochemistry Undergraduate Awards

    Rex Montgomery Biochemistry Scholarship

    The Rex Montgomery Biochemistry Scholarship was established in 2014 and is sponsored by Dr. Rex Montgomery. This scholarship is awarded to one or more sophomore or junior Biochemistry majors. Awards are made based on academic qualifications, which includes research activities. The purpose of this scholarship is to ease the recipient’s financial load at the University of Iowa during his/her undergraduate education and research training. A call for applications will be posted mid Spring semester. Applications will be reviewed by faculty members in Biochemistry. The recipients will be announced mid-April and receive a cash award.

    Eligibility criteria: All sophomore and junior biochemistry majors are eligible to apply for this internal scholarship.

    2015 applications are due April 6.  Click here to down load application form.

    Applications must be submitted as a single pdf file by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 6, 2015. Email applications to

    Year    Awardee Name Mentor
    2014    Grant Young     
    Lori Wallrath


    The Wittmann and Khorana Scholars

    The Professor H.G. Wittmann Scholar and The Professor H.G. Khorana Scholar Awards were established 2013 and are sponsored by Dr. Alap Subramanian. The awards are give to a male and a female undergraduate obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry with the highest achievement in Biochemistry courses. Awards will be announced at the Lata Honors Symposium held each Spring. Recipients will receive a certificate and have their names listed on plaque outside the Department of Biochemistry office.

    Professor H.G. Khorana Scholar Award
    Year    Awardee Name Mentor
    2014    Lisa Golden Ernie Fuentes
    2013 Allyson Mayer Charles Brenner
    Professor H.G. Wittmann Scholar Award
    Year Awardee Name Mentor
    2014 Kyle Klingbeil Charles Brenner
    2013 Stephen Siemonsma Adrian Elcock


    Montgomery Biochemistry Scholar’s Prize

    The Montgomery Biochemistry Scholar’s Prize was established in 2014. This prize is awarded to a meritorious graduating senior in the Department of Biochemistry. The award is based on the student's research accomplishments and their presentation at the Lata Honors Symposium. The winner will be announced near the time of graduation and the recipient will receive a certificate and cash award.

    Year    Awardee Name Mentor
    2014    Dagan Marx  
    Madeline Shea