Cal Lutheran’s science program and curriculum changed considerably over the 25 years between 1962 and 1987. Science itself was changing, with new discoveries, new methods and new instrumentation. CLU was fortunate to have some of the finest science professors on campus, and many of their students went on to graduate school and very successful careers.
Two of CLU’s earliest awards in the sciences were the Medical Science Scholarship and the Medical Technology Scholarship. The latter was created in partnership with Dr. William Sueoka, who accepted CLU students into his medical technology program at Los Robles Hospital. The program gave the students hands-on experience in a hospital setting. Unfortunately, when Dr. Sueoka retired the program ended.
In 1987, the CLU biology department made the decision to combine the funds of the two existing scholarships into an endowed fund. They named the new scholarship the Biomedical Scholarship. It continues to assist students who plan a future in some aspect of the medical field.
To be eligible to receive the endowed Biomedical Scholarship, the student must be an upper-division biology major with at least a 3.2 grade point average who plans to do graduate work in a biological or medical field. Recipients of this award will continue to make their mark as a result of their training and their drive to make a difference in the areas of health and medicine.