DURHAM, N.C. and WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarkston Consulting, a leading management and technology consulting firm, has announced the call for applications for the 2016 Clarkston Scholars program.
Presented in conjunction with Pennsylvania Bio, the scholarship program provides one sophomore attending a four-year undergraduate program in Pennsylvania, majoring in a life sciences related field of study, a $10,000 scholarship awarded over a two-year period. In addition, the selected Clarkston Scholar will receive exposure to the life sciences industry through mentoring with Clarkston Consulting and participation in Pennsylvania Bio events over the course of the scholarship period.
A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry, and intends to enter the industry upon graduation.
"We're continuously impressed by the ambition and aptitude of Clarkston Scholar applicants," said Clarkston Consulting Partner and Life Sciences Industry Leader Janel Firestein. "We look forward to extending this opportunity to a greater number of Pennsylvania university students, and to facilitating the development of the next generation of life science leaders."
"We are proud to continue our support of the Clarkston Scholars program," said Christopher Molineaux, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Bio. "This scholarship is a meaningful way to encourage and develop future leaders in the life sciences industry."
Since the Clarkston Scholars Program began in 2011, four students have been awarded the scholarship: Alexander Brown, Lehigh University Bioengineering Program, class of 2014; Tess Michaels, University of Pennsylvania Life Sciences & Management Dual Degree Program, class of 2015; Luke Chen, University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Program, class of 2016; and Edward Hilton, Duquesne University Biochemistry Program, class of 2017.
Edward Hilton was selected as the 2015 Clarkston Scholar. "I am extremely grateful for this honor. The scholarship funds will allow me to focus on my professional development and gain further insight into this industry," said Hilton, who was awarded the $10,000 scholarship at the 2015 Pennsylvania Bio Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration.
To download the application or to find out more about the Clarkston Scholars Program, please visit www.clarkstonconsulting.com/clarkstonscholars.
About Clarkston Consulting
Clarkston Consulting provides management and technology consulting services for life science and consumer products companies. Clarkston has achieved a 12-year average client satisfaction rate of 97% by continuously pushing for success for our clients, our consultants, and our company. For more information, please visit www.clarkstonconsulting.com.
About Pennsylvania Bio
Pennsylvania Bio is the statewide trade association for the life sciences in Pennsylvania and serves as a catalyst to ensure Pennsylvania is a global leader in the life sciences by developing a business and public policy environment which fosters life science growth and success. More information is available at http://www.pabio.org.
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