College of Science Galileo Circle Scholarships


The Galileo Circle is a community of engaged individuals who support the continued excellence of the College of Science at the University of Arizona.  The Galileo Circle creates meaningful connections among patrons and scholars, including through seminars, lectures and scientific excursions.

Each spring, the College of Science selects students from throughout the College of Science for Galileo Circle Scholarships of $1,000 each. These scholarships are funded by the members of the Galileo Circle.  


Eligibility Criteria for MCB Galileo Circle Scholars

  • Full-time MCB undergraduate or graduate major (students graduating in May or August are eligible)

  • 3.2 minimum GPA

  • One semester of research

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement: one page maximum; include current research interests and future goals; please avoid using technical jargon

  • Resume: include education, honors/awards, grants/scholarships, research experience, professional affiliations, publications, community service

  • Letter of support: one letter of support from a college of science faculty member

  • Photo (jpg) suitable to share with donors 

Submission Process/Deadline

The application period for the 2018 Galileo Circle Scholarships is now closed. Successful applicants will be notified shortly. Successful applicants must fill out a College of Science Galileo Circle Scholarship information form online and are expected to attend an awards reception.


2017 MCB Galileo Circle Scholars

Graduate Scholars

Nichole Eshleman
PhD Student
Patrons: Peter F. Salomon and Patricia C. Morgan
Peter Salomon and Patricia Morgan Galileo Circle Scholarship in memory of Todd C. Morgan
Fen Pei
PhD Student
Patrons: Robert and Kathy Ramirez/Vantage West Credit Union

Undergraduate Scholars

Lucas Harrell
Patrons: Jacqueline and Shawn Bucher/Ventana Medical Systems
Alondra Harris
Patrons: Nick Soloway and Kay Ransdell
Albert Liu
Patrons: Jacqueline and Shawn Bucher/Ventana Medical Systems
Alexandra Morano
Patrons: Ruth and Stephen Dickstein
Elise Munoz
Patrons: Charles and Karen Autrey
Sandra Harsha Galileo Circle Scholarship
Savannah Perno
Patrons: Richard and Judy Sanderson
Dagoberto Robles
Patrons: Nick Soloway and Kay Ransdell
Cesar Salazar
Patrons: Fank Escalante and Delia Escalante
Gilbert R Escalante Memorial Scholarship
Melissa Sayegh
Patrons: Robert and Sue Vaughan
Christopher Wang
Patrons: Robert P. and Lesley G. Goldfarb
Robert and Lesley Goldfarb Excellence in Science Scholarship
Meng-Han Ashley Wu
Patrons: Gail Burd and John Hildebrand