Merrill Shankel Scholarship
The Merrill Shankel Scholarship was established in 1999 by Del and Carol Shankel in memory of their son. Merrill was born in 1959 in Austin, Texas. He received his Certificate of Emergency Medical Training from KU in 1985. He died in 1994. His father, Del, was a longtime professor of Microbiology at KU and served as interim Chancellor on two occasions.
This scholarship is for students in the School of Health Professions who are in their final year of their designated program. It is awarded on the basis of both academic merit and financial need.