Published on October 5, 2010  

Junior Biochemistry Major Alyssa Whitehead continues to reap the benefits of a $10,000 Department of Homeland Security scholarship she earned in high school. Whitehead was recognized for her "outstanding achievement in experimental research" at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta, Ga. in 2008. She then enrolled at Samford, with its emphasis on undergraduate research, and is planning to use half of the scholarship to support own research project in summer 2011.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.