Dottie Sams Student Research Awards


The Dottie Sams Research Awards are made possible by the generous bequest of southern Arizona community member Dottie Sams, in support of women studying STEM subjects.


MCB will award up two scholarships of $5,000 each in Spring 2019 to fund research projects starting in Summer or Fall 2019.


Submission Process/Deadline

The 2019 application period is now closed.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Female student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • MCB Student (undergraduate or AMP)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement: one page, include brief outline of proposed research, including dates; future goals; how this award impacts research and other plans
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Resume/CV: include education, honors/awards, grants/scholarships, research experience, professional affiliations, publications, community service
  • Letter of recommendation from research advisor where research would take place

Past Winners

Our first Dottie Sams Research Awards were awarded in May of 2018. Congratulations to our winners!


Kayenat Aryeh

Jessica Diesing

Katherina Marchese

Angela Rivera