An endowment established by the generous gift of Dr. Linton and Mrs. June Bishop provides support for an outstanding Genetics graduate student each year.  The son of a country doctor, Linton Bishop grew up in Unadilla, Georgia. When he was ready for college in 1940, Unadilla had not recovered from the Great Depression; his father had been paid in everything but cash. The University of Georgia awarded Linton an academic scholarship providing his only means to higher education. His years at the University of Georgia prepared him for a successful and satisfying career as a physician. Gratitude prompted his desire to offer help to future students. Having lost a grandson to Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, a devastating genetic disease, the Bishops recognized the importance of genetic research and chose the Department of Genetics to receive their support.

Past winners of the Linton and June Bishop Graduate Fellowship

2016 Nick Arthur

2015 Caitlin Conn & Katie Piper

2014 Megan Behringer  

2014 Matt Zuellig

2013 Jenna Hamlin  

2013 Jessica Hoffman

2012 Cheryl Pinzone  

2012 Sarah Sander

2011 Christina Zakas  

2011 Cassandra Heighington

2010 Kristofer Mussar  

2010 John Robinson

2009 Brunie Burgos  

2009 Mark Stead

2007 Daniel Ruzicka  

2006 Roger Deal