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BET: UNCF Science Initiative to Award Scholarships to 37 Black Students

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) partnered with MERCK to advance African-Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Thirty-seven promising African-American students pursuing STEM careers will be awarded scholarships and fellowships through the UNCF-MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI). The awards range from $25,000 for undergraduate recipients to $92,000 for postdoctoral recipients.

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37 African-American Students Awarded Prestigious UNCF--Merck Science Initiative Scholarships and Fellowships in Biosciences

The Next Generation of STEM Leaders is Poised to Make a Difference in the Country and the World

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2013--

The UNCF--MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI)--a partnership of UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) and global health care industry leader Merck--today announced that it would award scholarships and fellowships to 37 of the country's most accomplished and promising African-American undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students of biological science and engineering.

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The 10th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium

The 10th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium will be held from March 28 – April 1, 2011 on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, TN. This is an all-expenses paid symposium to which 40 of the top PhD graduate students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be US citizens or permanent residents and their estimated graduation date should be after April 2011 but before June 2012. Preference will be given to those students whose work is relevant to the research ongoing at St. Jude.

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