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Life Sciences Awards - #85.104

The Life Sciences Awards are designed to encourage and promote “cutting edge” innovation in the field of life sciences. Monetary Awards will be presented to an adult scientist; three secondary school educators; and three secondary students.

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 09 $0; FY 10 $25,000; FY 11 $25,000 - An additional $25,000 in research funds will be presented to the recipient of the Chairmen's Distinguished Life Sciences Award to be used to hire a graduate student to assist with the research or the funds may be used toward the research itself. In order to receive the research funds, a comprehensive outline on the research project must be submitted and approved by the Foundation. (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 09 $45,000; FY 10 $70,000; FY 11 $70,000 - In 2008 and 2009, Awards were presented as follows: one $25,000 Award per year to a scientist/researcher; one $10,000 Award per year for a high school AP Biology or AP Chemistry teacher; one $5,000 Award per year for an AP Biology student and one $5,000 Award per year for an AP Chemistry student. In 2010, the number of awards was increased to seven as follows: one $25,000 award to an adult scientist or researcher with an additional $25,000 for research funds; three $10,000 awards to a current secondary school educators; and three $5,000 awards to current secondary school students who are judged to exemplify excellence in the field of life sciences. Two secondary school awards were presented in 2010.

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