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.
Eloise Weir, 2011 L. S. McClung Scholar
Eloise Weir started her undergraduate career at Manchester College, and participated in a semester abroad program, in England, at the University of Gloucestershire. Eloise transferred to IU in order to study Microbiology and to become involved with the Business of Life Sciences Program. She received the Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Program Award this year. Upon graduation, Eloise plans to work in the pharmaceutical industry to gain experience before pursuing a Master’s degree in Microbiology or Biotechnology.
Mitchell McClean, 2011 L. S. McClung Scholar
Mitchell McClean conducts research in Dr. Melanie Marketon’s lab on Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of the plague. He is interested in the medical applications of microbiology, and wants to earn a medical degree and work with an organization like Doctors Without Borders, focusing his career on disease prevention.