Scholarship Awards from the David Birenbaum Scholarship Fund are made available to current AAB regular members and to current registrant or regular class members of the AAB Associate Member Section, their spouses, dependents, and grandchildren through the generosity of fellow members, interested individuals, industry, and educational institutions. These awards may be applied toward study in any academic discipline.
Applications for awards from the David Birenbaum Scholarship Fund of the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) are being accepted. The deadline for applications is April 17, 2024.
In addition to the completed scholarship application, the following documentation / material is required to finalize your application for review:
An official transcript documenting high school and, if applicable, college credit. Only official transcripts will be accepted – photocopies and unofficial transcripts are not acceptable. A transcript release form is available here for your convenience in contacting your high school, college or other school. The form can be downloaded from the AAB website or is available by request from the AAB office.
A partial official transcript may be submitted for students presently enrolled in an accredited high school or equivalent or college. A complete official transcript of credits from high school, college, or other school(s) attended must be submitted by all other applicants. A grading scale must accompany all official transcripts.
Academic transcripts (US and International) must be forwarded to the AAB office directly from the issuing institution. Transcripts must be official and contain the seal of the educational institution. Transcripts may be forwarded by mail to: AAB Scholarship Program, 906 Olive Street, Suite 1200, St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1448.
AAB will also accept official electronic transcripts, provided they are forwarded directly to AAB by the high school, college, or a company in partnership with the college (e.g., Transcripts Plus, Student Clearing House, and Parchment). Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two original, signed letters of character reference. In addition to an original signature, each letter must include the full name of the reference and contact information (email address and telephone number preferred).
A high resolution digital photograph of yourself. A 300 dpi JPEG is preferred and should be emailed to HamptonL@aab.org. If you are chosen to receive a scholarship award, your photograph will appear in the AAB Bulletin, published periodically for the benefit of AAB members.
Selection criteria include, but are not limited to: scholastic achievement, community service/involvement and financial need.
These scholarship awards are gifts to be applied toward the cost of tuition. They place no obligation on the recipients other than that they do the best possible work as students. In the spirit of such gifts that recipients are not obligated to repay any money to AAB, but it is hoped that they, too, will help others to obtain an education when they become successful in the field of their choice.