The Natural Sciences Award The Natural Sciences Award is a special award consisting of a check and a medal given to a student who has shown a major accomplishment. Ms. Rebecca Mizell is co-author of a scientific paper together with another Hostos graduate and faculty and students at Lehman College published in The American Biology Teacher." The Mildred herndon Award (Biology) The Mildred Hernton Award is a posthumous homage to Mrs. Mildred Hernton, a former senior CLT and charter member of the Department of Natural Sciences. The award consists of a check and a medal presented to a graduating student who has completed at least 16 credits and achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in Biology as well as an overall grade point average of 2.8 CRC Freshman Award (Physical Sciences) The CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award is presented by the CRC Publishing company. The award is a copy of the deluxe, new seventh edition of the CRC handbook of Physics and Chemistry and a commemorative scroll. The award is given to the student receiving the highest grade in the one-year lecture and laboratory general chemistry course offered at Hostos.