Biological Sciences Doctoral Student Earns International Scholarship

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Mukulika Bose, a doctoral student in biological sciences, has received a 2018 P.E.O. International Scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an organization focused on helping women around the world participate in graduate study in the U.S. and Canada.

Bose is a member of Pinku Mukherjee’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences. She describes herself as being full of enthusiasm and keen about science. Her goal is to use her curiosity and knowledge to seek answers that can contribute to the welfare of society, she says.

Before joining the doctoral program at UNC Charlotte, Bose completed her master’s degree in biotechnology and was the recipient of a Chancellor’s Gold medal at Presidency University in Kolkata, West Bengal. There, she gained hands-on experience in cell biology, plant biotechnology, genetics, immunology, and biochemistry. She completed her bachelor’s of science in microbiology with honors at Asutosh College, affiliated under University of Calcutta.

The International Peace Scholarship Fund is one of six philanthropies that include ownership of an all-women’s college, Cottey College, and five projects that provide higher educational assistance. Established in 1949, this specific fund provides financial support for women from other countries to participate in graduate study in the United States and Canada. The philosophy of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international women’s organization of about 230,000 members, with a primary focus on providing educational opportunities for female students worldwide.

Bose participated in the Graduate School’s Fellowship Application Incentive Program, which provides a cash incentive and assistance for students to seek out and apply for financial support.

For more information on the Fellowship Application Incentive, please visit the Graduate School’s How Graduate Student Funding Works page.

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