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George Hudock Fellowship

Give Now buttonThanks to donors like you, the George Hudock Biology Fellowship generates an estimated annual income of $1,300. With your support, this important award will continue to recognize a promising student while paying tribute to a beloved professor.


Melissa Horton, 2014 Hudock Fellow

Melissa Horton
Melissa Horton. Photo: IU Department of Biology.

Melissa Horton’s research project focuses on the development of the honey bee microbiome and how the bacterial community responds to environmental perturbations, such as antibiotic treatment. Melissa’s work is important because of the current decline in honey bee populations and their importance in agriculture (due to their roles in pollination and honey production). She is part of Irene Newton’s research team.

About the George Hudock Fellowship

This fund is used to support and maintain the George Hudock Biology Fellowship, which is open to Department of Biology graduate students in good academic standing. First preference is given to qualified Master’s candidates and second to Master's or Doctoral level students in need of summer support or financial assistance for special seminars or training.

This endowed fellowship was established in 1993 by Indiana University alumni, Fern (Hays) and Clifford DeLaCroix. Hudock taught and mentored Mrs. DeLaCroix during her college career, and she wished to honor him for his outstanding teaching ability, support, and guidance.

Read about the Hudock Fellowship requirements »

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