Value $1,000. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Biology to an outstanding full-time student enrolled in a degree program in Biology or Biochemistry who is a Black woman. Application is required. Established in 2021 in memory of Henrietta Lacks whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. Revised 2022.