Alumni & Development
The L.S. McClung Scholarship
About the L.S. McClung Scholarship
The McClung Scholarship was established in 1987 by Cornelius F. Sterling. Sterling was the first Indiana University undergraduate to receive a degree in bacteriology, the precursor to our current microbiology program. The award honors Professor L.S. McClung, who was chair of the Bacteriology Department when Sterling was a student.
The scholarship is available to in-state microbiology majors who excel academically and plan to work in the field of or pursue a graduate degree in microbiology.
Seth Staller, 2013 L. S. McClung Scholar
McClung Scholar Seth Staller. Photo: Kathy Wyss
Seth is earning his B.S. in Microbiology with Honors, as well as a B.S. in Biochemistry, as he enjoys the fusion between microbiology and biochemistry. He has received an Indiana University Prestige Scholarship since 2009.
Melanie Stamper, 2013 L. S. McClung Scholar
Janet Stamper (left) with her daughter Melanie at Biology's April 26, 2013, Student Award Ceremony. Photo: Kathy Wyss
Melanie Stamper is earning a B.S. in Microbiology. She is on the Dean’s List, is a member of the IU Biology Club, and serves as secretary of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance here at IU. Melanie is a 2009 graduate of the Youth Leadership Academy, was a public relations officer for two years for the Madison Community Youth Foundation, and volunteered with the United Way of Madison County for three years.