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DDC's "Next Big Science Thinker" $1,000 College Merit Scholarship

Are you one of the future leaders in the field of DNA?

DNA research has progressed rapidly over the past few decades. Only 25 years ago, DDC's Doctor Michael Baird was the first scientist to use DNA in the courtroom and today is it commonplace.

What will the future of DNA research look like? It's up to the next generation of scientists to decide.

DDC is welcoming applicants to its "Next Big Science Thinker" Scholarship so we can contribute to the education of one of the brightest stars of the next generation.

If you are interested in studying laboratory science, biological science, or medicine we encourage you to submit your application and change the future.


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Please answer the essay question below

Essay Question:

In a 500-800 word essay, answer the following: Where do you think the study of DNA is going to be in the next five, ten and twenty years? How do you see yourself playing a role in this evolution?

An unbiased panel of experts in the field of DNA, Including Dr. Michael Baird, DDC's Chief Science Officer and the country's first expert to cite DNA evidence in a high profile trial will review all essays. Winners will be chosen based on stated criteria:

  • •   Essay: (70%)
    • •   Originality and Creativity: (30%)
    • •   Emotional Impact: (20%)
    • •   Relevance to the Topic: (20%)
  • •   GPA: (30%)
  • •   Submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, September, 1st, 2014 through January 1st, 2015. All submissions must be in by the 8 p.m. EST by January 1st 2015 in order to be considered. The winner will be announced no later than February 15th 2015.

Standard Eligibility Requirements

By applying for DNA Diagnostics Center's Scholarship program, you agree to these terms:

I confirm that I am a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

I maintain a mailing address in the United States and am willing to provide it to DNA Diagnostics Center.

I am planning to enroll, or am currently enrolled in an accredited university.

I acknowledge that DNA Diagnostics Center has made no representation as to the tax consequences or legal ramifications of my acceptance of any scholarship and I have not relied on the same.

I understand that accepting financial aid in the form of a scholarship may potentially affect my ability to receive state or federal financial aid.

In the event that I should win a scholarship, I am willing to provide the following documents to DNA Diagnostics Center:

  • •   Proof of Identification and Residence (copy of Drivers Licence or Birth Certificate)
  • •   W9
  • For a full list of terms and conditions, click here

To view last years winner click here.

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