The Thomas R. Kissel Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2001 in memory of Thomas Kissel, Senior Research Fellow at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., to encourage and recognize an outstanding student in bio-technology or chemistry.


1. Full-time student having completed 12+ credit hours in the fall semester and currently enrolled in 12+ credit hours for the spring semester.
2. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
3. Major in biology, chemistry or health-related.
4. Preference to academically superior student that is a Monroe County resident.

up to $2,500
Biology, Chemistry/Geosciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a Monroe County resident?
  2. Please provide two names and email addresses of faculty recommendations (at least one must be a natural science instructor).
    • A Reference
    • B Reference
  3. Please submit a 300-500 word essay, typed and double-spaced, describing your educational goals at MCC, career goals upon leaving MCC, and qualities you possess that make you deserving of this award.