***Canceled for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19***
The Travis Lewis High School Scholarship Award will resume in summer 2021. Updated details will be announced at a later date.
Travis Lewis High School Scholarship Award
Travis Lewis High Scholarship applications being accepted from October 1, 2019 - February 1, 2020. Contact Kim Morrison for application information.
The Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience is proud to announce an open competition for the Travis B. Lewis Scholarship Award for outstanding high school students desiring a career in science and medicine.
This award is made possible through a generous private donation and will provide a summer stipend, an award plaque and the opportunity to work for up to 10 weeks in a premiere research program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Students will work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students in state-of-the-art facilities.
Investigators study HIV-1 associated dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Objectives are to
- Broaden a student’s scientific knowledge and awareness of neurodegenerative disorders
- Promote student interest in science and research
- Teach scientific techniques and the principles of hypothesis-driven research
- Provide an opportunity to participate in world-class research in the areas of virology, immunology neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration
Students with strong academic qualifications in science and mathematics are invited to complete the online application (apply to the Travis B. Lewis High School Scholar program); forward a letter of recommendation from their advisor, a personal statement letter, and transcript to us by February 1, 2020.
High school applicants must be 16 years of age.
Start date: June 1, 2020
End date: August 7, 2020
Hours: Most labs start between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and work until between 4 and 5 p.m. Students are expected to work 40 hours per week. Faculty and managers will work to accommodate other summer activities.
All applications, including high school and educators, are submitted online on the Summer Undergraduate Research Program website. The application and requirements (resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts) are the same for both the undergraduate and high school applicants. High School applicants may only apply to the Travis B. Lewis Scholarship award.
Note: Preference is given to students from Nebraska and surrounding areas.
For further details, visit the FAQ page.