FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, announces the 40 recipients of the 22nd annual TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. The 2012 program awards a total of $250,000 in scholarship funds to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in healthcare. Winners are named TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars and receive awards of $5,000 or $10,000 to help manage the rising cost of education. To date, the TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship program has awarded $8.7 million in scholarship funds to more than 6,700 people.
"McNeil is proud to support these students, whose collective passions and goals align with our commitment to the future of healthcare," said Denice Torres, President, McNeil Consumer Healthcare. "The 2012 class of TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars is an exceptional group of students, dedicated to a diverse variety of healthcare fields including primary care, nursing, pharmacy, public health and health education."
The 2012 TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars were selected based on leadership qualities, academic performance and community involvement. To be eligible, students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate study by the Spring of 2012 at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. These motivated and passionate individuals are dedicated to their studies and diligently pursuing careers in their chosen fields with a shared goal of caring for others in a meaningful way.
"I have developed an intense interest in understanding what I can do to better people's lives through improving their health," said David Holt, a medical student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Medicine is the area where I feel I can make the most meaningful impact."
University of Washington medical student Dallin Andersen agrees, "I am determined to to make a positive contribution to the progress of healthcare by exemplifying how a physician can provide quality health care while serving patients through genuine compassion."
Brook Wilson, a Physician Assistant student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, said, "I will know I have truly crossed the finish line when I am able to offer my patients the comprehensive, patient-centered, ethical care they deserve."
Applications for the 23rd annual TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship will be available in spring 2013. Please visit: www.Tylenol.com/Scholarship or text SCHOLAR to 87715 to learn more1. Additional information on individual scholarship recipients is available upon request.
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2012 TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship Recipients:
Ariane Stoker, Texas Woman's University
Ashley Short, Cedarville University
Aylin Sert, University of Massachusetts Worchester Medical School
Brook Wilson, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Brooke Liming, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Carla Ballensky, Gonzaga University
Charles Willnauer, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Corbin Jacobs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallin Andersen, University of Washington
Daniel Condie, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
David Holt, University of Illinois at Chicago
Eric Low, Loma Linda University
Erick Westbroek, Stanford University
Gradon Nielsen, University of Virginia
James Washburn, East Carolina University
Jason Evans, Midwestern University
Jonathan McKean, Ohio State University
Kaitlyn Luckey-Smith, East Tennessee State University
Katharine Atkins, Medical University of South Carolina
Katie Egan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kayla Hanson, Liberty University
Kayla Lacci, SUNY Stony Brook
Kodria Haddock, Oregon Health & Science University
Kristopher Shannon, Florida State University
Mackenzie Rapp, Nova Southern University
Marissa Watson, University of Toledo
Mary Micikas, Emory University
Matthew Brostad, Clarke College
Megan Kelly, Pacific University
Melissa Monette, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Michael Hole, Stanford University
Nnamdi Gwacham, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Orly Moshe, Oregon Health & Science University
Precious Tabansi, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Ridwan Alam, Wayne State University
Rishi Mediratta, Stanford University
Sheila McThenia, University of Florida
Stephanie Ellis, University of Connecticut
Yeyin Yi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Zivin Park, Case Western Reserve University
About McNeil Consumer Healthcare
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. markets a broad range of well-known and trusted over-the-counter (OTC) products around the globe. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is most widely recognized for the TYLENOL® brand. Other McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands include BENADRYL®, ZYRTEC® and ZYRTEC-D® allergy medicines; IMODIUM® A-D anti-diarrheal; MOTRIN® IB; and SUDAFED® and SUDAFED PE® nasal decongestants.
SOURCE McNeil Consumer Healthcare