CONWAY, Ark. (May 2, 2019) – Hendrix College student Sarah Glass
’19, a biochemistry-molecular biology (BCMB) major, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research
Fellowship. She becomes just the third Hendrix student to receive this
award while still enrolled at Hendrix. Most researchers are already in graduate
school when selected to receive this fellowship.
Glass, a Maumelle, Ark., native, will attend the
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, where she
plans to study cancer biology and possibly immunology.
“Sarah is a fantastic student and she put together an
outstanding fellowship application, including her proposal for a research
project that is novel and would make a significant contribution to her field,” said
Hendrix professor Dr. George Harper, chair of the Department of Biology. “For
this award, NSF takes a holistic view of an individual’s current abilities and
potential, and by awarding this to Sarah they have indicated that they consider
her to be in the top echelon of incoming and early graduate students in the
A Hendrix alumnus also received an NSF Graduate Research
Fellowship this year: Alexander Jones ’17, who graduated from Hendrix as a BCMB
major, is now a graduate student at the University of California San Diego.
Glass and Jones bring the total number of Hendrix students and
alumni who have received this award to 26, 18 of whom have earned the
distinction since 2010.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and
supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based
master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. View
the full list of 2019 recipients here.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix
College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal
arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40
Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic
quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture
in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has
been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more,