Honors Chemistry major Nirbhay Jain has been selected to receive a 2014 Astronaut Scholarship. Created in 1984 to honor the Mercury 7 astronauts, the Astronaut Scholarship foundation seeks to promote the undergraduate careers of future STEM researchers. The scholarship offers $10,000 and an invitation to an induction ceremony at the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Jain was also an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Goldwater Scholarship competition.
His current goal is to pursue an MD-PhD program. In addition to his outstanding academic performance at UM, he has a perfect 45 on the MCAT.