NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elysium Health, Inc.,™ a consumer health company developing scientifically-sound natural health products, today announced that it will launch Elysium Scholars, a scholarship program for New York City high school seniors interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in a scientific field at a full-time, four-year college or university. Elysium Health will award up to five $10,000 renewable scholarships beginning in 2018, with a lifetime maximum award amount of $40,000 per student.
"Elysium Health is committed to advancing scientific discoveries that enable people to take a proactive role in managing their health," said Dr. Leonard Guarente, Novartis professor of biology and the director of the Glenn Laboratory for the Science of Aging Research at MIT, as well as the co-founder and chief scientific officer at Elysium Health. "Through Elysium Health's products and research focus on human health, the Elysium Scholars program takes an expansive approach to science. We believe that encouraging young people to pursue a career in any scientific field is a critical step toward future breakthroughs and innovations that may have a meaningful impact on the overall health of our society."
Elysium Scholars will begin accepting applications February 1, 2018. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from one of the five boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. They must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale and/or an SAT score of 1300 or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a scientific field of study, such as biology, behavioral science, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, geoscience, environmental science, mathematics, medical sciences, pharmacology, plant/animal science, physics, and social sciences. The application will include a 1,000-word essay.
"We are thrilled to support high school students in the city where we are headquartered in their pursuit of science, and we hope there will be great interest in these scholarships," said Eric Marcotulli, co-founder and CEO of Elysium Health. "Scientific discovery fuels our understanding of health and how we engage with the world, and we need to ensure the next generation is prepared to lead us into the future."
To foster the long-term academic and professional success of recipients, qualified students will have the option of participating in a compensated summer internship program at Elysium Health in addition to other mentorship opportunities.
Scholarship America, the nation's largest nonprofit, private sector scholarship organization, will oversee Elysium Scholars. For more information, please email email@example.com.
About Elysium Health™
Elysium Health's™ mission is to solve the biggest challenges in health with science, to help people live healthier, longer lives. Working directly with the world's leading scientists and clinicians, Elysium Health™ translates advances in science and technology into effective, scientifically-sound products that help people manage their health in an actionable way. Learn more at www.elysiumhealth.com.
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