We have been proud supporters of the Delaware Governors’ Biotechnology Fund Scholarship and we join Governor Jack Markell in congradulating the 2010 recipients.
The following is an official statement from the office of the Governor:
Governor Jack Markell presented the 2010 Delaware Governors’ Biotechnology Fund Scholarships to three students on May 17th.
Scholarships were presented to Charles Eke, a student at Delaware State University; Nathan Pomroy, a student at Delaware Technical and Community College; and Melanie Smith, a student at the University of Delaware.
The Delaware Governors’ Biotechnology Scholarship Fund was created by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology in 2006 for the purpose of encouraging Delaware students to consider studies and career opportunities in the growing field of biotechnology. Thee scholarship fund was named to acknowledge the support of state governors, starting with Governor Ruth Ann Minner, for contributing to the growth of the biotechnology industry in the State of Delaware.
Scholarships are awarded annually to a student from each of the following institutions: The University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College. Student winners must demonstrates a commitment to pursuing the highest standards of excellence, ethics and compassion in the biotechnology field.
From its inception, local companies, including Astra Zeneca, Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology, iBio Inc., ANP Technologies Inc. Analtech Inc.,and QPS have supported the scholarship fund. The Delaware Governors’ Biotechnology Scholarship Fund is held at the Delaware Community Foundation.
(in photo: Melanie Smith, a student at the University of Delaware, DE Governor Jack Markell, Charles Eke, a student at Delaware State University, Nathan Pomroy, a student at Delaware Technical and Community College)