Leadership Scholarship Award

McGowan Leadership Scholarship Award


Congratulations to Elizabeth Schafer!

The NOAH Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Schafer is the 2018

recipient of the Michael J. McGowan Leadership Scholarship Award.


NOAH established the Michael J. McGowan Leadership Scholarship Award in 2008 to recognize leadership and empower young people with albinism.

NOAH awards one scholarship annually to a NOAH member who:

  • has albinism,
  • resides in the U.S. or Canada, and
  • is enrolled in an undergraduate program at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education.

The intent is to enhance educational opportunities for students with albinism while celebrating dedication and outstanding leadership qualities similar to those exhibited by NOAH’s current and past leaders.

The 2018 scholarship award is $3,000.


Congratulations to the 2017 Winner

2017 Scholarship Award Winner

Joey Adamo plays trumpet in the Marching Illini band, plays video games, and wants to follow in the footsteps of other great scientists to show everyone how cool science really is. Learn more about Joey on his Teen Spotlight page.