Joy Cappel Scholarship


Each year, the Joy Cappel Scholarship will award two life sciences students with $2,500 each. The scholarship is intended to foster a new generation of researchers and help support these young investigators in their scientific training.

For more than 30 years, Rockland was guided by Joy Cappel, President and CEO. Mrs. Cappel’s vision to help define mechanisms underlying cell function and disease through antibody targeted detection is the motivational force behind this scholarship.


Conditions of Participation

  • Must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled and accepted at a college or university in the United States for the upcoming fall or spring term
  • Intended major must be in Life Sciences or a related field
  • Must complete the application form below and provide the video submission required


The application below must be submitted by July 20th for fall semester or by January 20th for spring semester of the current year.

After a 3-round review process, including marketing, technical representatives, and our Chief Scientific Officer, a winner will be selected and notified two weeks after the application deadline. A check will then be sent directly to the university provided in the application.


  1. Plan ahead: Outline your main points and rehearse if necessary.
  2. Use visuals: Use slides or relevant images to enhance your presentation.
  3. Show your passion: Speak with enthusiasm and demonstrate your genuine interest in the life sciences.
  4. Ensure good audio and video quality: Run a test beforehand and record in a well-lit, quiet location.


Not sure how to send your video file?

We recommend using an online file transfer service such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. You can also upload to Youtube as an unlisted video and provide us a private link to view. If you need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to

Past Winners

Jordan Bayon wins the Spring 2024 Joy Cappel Scholarship

Jordan Bayon

Following a thorough review by both marketing and technical representatives, the Spring 2024 scholarship has been granted to Jordan Bayon at the University of San Diego. Congratulations!

Jasnoor Kaur wins the Fall 2023 Joy Cappel Scholarship

Jasnoor Kaur

After an extensive review process, the Fall 2023 Joy Cappel Scholarship has been awarded to Jasnoor Kaur at Michigan State University. Congratulations!

Ari Schwartz wins the Spring 2023 Joy Cappel Scholarship

Ari Schwartz

After careful consideration, Ari Schwartz from Kennesaw State University was ultimately chosen as the Spring '23 winner of the Joy Cappel Scholarship. Congratulations!

Emily Chan wins the Fall 2022 Joy Cappel Scholarship

Emily Chan

After a 3-round review process that included marketing, technical representatives, and our Chief Scientific Officer, the Fall 2022 Scholarship has been awarded to Emily Chan at the University of Maryland College Park. Congratulations!