Arizona Biosciences News

TGen internship program wins $380,000 grant

Flinn staff reports


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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation to support its summer internship program.

The Helios Scholars Program at TGen will provide a stipend for 50 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, who will receive the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience as summer interns under the guidance of a TGen mentor.

In addition to stipends, the grant also funds extracurricular group activities, an end-of-the-summer symposium for students to present their work, and six merit-based scholarships totaling $5,200.

The internship program's focus will also broaden to include one of the Helios Foundation's main objectives: attracting qualified minority and economically disadvantaged students to the study of science.

"After meeting with researchers at TGen and learning about TGen's summer internship program, I believe this is an opportunity for Helios to support science education and advance educational opportunities in Arizona," said Vince Roig, chairman and CEO of the Helios Educational Foundation.

"We are extremely excited to partner with TGen in its endeavor to train the next generation of genomic scientists."

For more information:

TGen Summer Internship Program application

"Helios Education Foundation grant to support TGen's 2007 summer internship program," TGen press release, 02/12/2007