Marigold Linton Scholarship

About the Linton Scholarship

The Marigold Linton Scholarship will support junior or senior level students majoring in the following disciplines: Anthropology; Applied Behavioral Science; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Engineering; Geography; Geology; Health, Sport and Exercise Science; Mathematics; Molecular Biosciences; Physics; Psychology; Social Welfare; and Speech, Language, Hearing.  The scholarship is renewable for one year.

Eligibility requirements for the Linton Scholarship:

Required Qualifications include:

  • GPA of 2.5 or greater at time of application submission
  • major field of study in a biomedical or behavior related area

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Applicants from underrepresented groups in a biomedical or behavior related field
  • Transfer students 
  • Experience relating to the Native American culture

How do I apply?

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017. Application review will begin on May 29, 2017.

A complete application includes the following items:

  1. Current Curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required for scholarship acceptance)
  3. In no more than one additional typewritten page (single spaced, 12 point font), please answer the following:
  4. How did you become interested in science? What areas or aspects of science interest you the most and why?
  5. What lab course(s) made an impact on you? In what way?
  6. Describe your long-term career aspirations and your plans for achieving these goals following graduation.


Submit all application materials to:

Office for Diversity in Science Training

Attn: Linton Scholarship

University of Kansas

Molecular Biosciences

1002 Haworth Hall

1200 Sunnyside Avenue

Lawrence, KS 66045-7534


About Dr. Marigold Linton

Marigold Linton, PhD, Cahuilla-Cupeno, was raised on Morongo Reservation in California and is an enrolled member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. She received a BA from UC Riverside and a PhD in experimental psychology from UCLA. She was a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the University of Utah. At Arizona State University she directed American Indian Programs.

As Director of American Indian Outreach at the University of Kansas since 1998, she has led a collaborative team from KU and Haskell Indian Nations University that has obtained more than $13 million in research training support from the National Institutes of Health for Haskell and KU students.

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