The Alexander Hollaender Graduate Fellowship is made possible through an endowment fund contributed by Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Hollaender. In 1944, Dr. Hollaender established the Biology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was its Director until 1967. Dr. Hollaender had close ties to East Tennessee and expressed the wish that strong preference in awarding fellowships be given to students from this region. The Fellowship Committee will consider academic qualifications, geographical origin, and scientific/professional promise.
The Division of Biology will again sponsor awards to its graduate students based on their record of scholarly achievements at the University of Tennessee. The awards are in the amount of $3,000 each (less taxes). In addition to the monetary award, recipients have their names recorded on the plaque displaying each year’s awardees.