SAMUEL M. NABRIT (1905– ) is a biologist with a long and distinguished career in science education. Dr. Nabrit currently directs the National Fellowships Fund of the Council of Southern Universities, which supports approximately 560 African Americans earning doctoral degrees that will lead to careers in higher education. As an educator, Dr. Nabrit served Atlanta University for 23 years as a professor of biology and dean, and he was the second president of Texas Southern University in Houston. Dr. Nabrit has also served as president of the National Institute of Science (1945) and as a member of the National Science Board (1956) and the Atomic Energy Commission (1966). Dr. Nabrit is a founding member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine.