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.
Jennifer Gliessman, 2015 L. S. McClung Scholar
Jennifer Gliessman is earning a B.S. in Microbiology. Jennifer works as a lab manager in Assistant Professor Jake McKinlay’s laboratory. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and major in microbiology. Jennifer is also the recipient of a Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Award.
John Ryan, 2015 L. S. McClung Scholar
John “Jack” Ryan is earning B.S. degrees in Microbiology and Neuroscience, with minors in chemistry and psychology. He is a Metz Scholar, an IU Arts and Sciences Indiana Scholar, and has received an IU Excellence Scholarship. Jack also is a member of the Hutton Honors College, the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue admission to an MD/PhD program to continue his study of microbiology and infectious disease. Jack’s ultimate goal is to earn a medical school faculty position as a physician-scientist. He is also a recipient of a Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Award.