From High School in the Bronx to a Rhodes Scholar at Cambridge
Raised by her extended family in Brooklyn, NY, Julia James received a scholarship to Hobart and William Smith Colleges planning to write the next great American novel. Expecting to get her science requirement out of the way, she enrolled in chemistry during her first semester and fell in love with it. With support from her professor and mentor, Carol Parish, who encouraged Julia to engage in research in her lab, she went on to major in Biochemistry and become a Rhodes Scholar. ACS Scholar Julia James recently received her D.Phil. in Clinical Medicine from Oxford University.
Julia James is one of nearly 3,000 ACS Scholars who have been awarded mentoring, financial support and internship opportunities since the program’s inception in 1994. Scholarships range from $2,500 for freshmen to $5,000 for seniors. Donors may contribute all or part of a single scholarship; pledge a renewable scholarship; or sponsor several ACS Scholars.
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