Subject: FW: UNCF-Merck Science Initiative: Application Deadline 12/15/2004
Please see the following email from a colleague of mine here at Merck.
Lucretia D. Coleman Diversity & Work Environment -- USHH & MVD HR Tel: 215.652-0226; Fax: 215.993.0633 Mailstop: WP37B-209 e-mail: lucretia_coleman@xxxxxxxxx
> This e-mail contains information regarding the 2005 UNCF-Merck Science > Initiative. We need your help in forwarding this e-mail to colleagues, > friends, and family members who are students, parents or educators with an > interest in these awards. (Thanksgiving tends to be a time when many > applicants work on their applications.) The deadline is December 15, > 2004. > > The UNCF-Merck Science Initiative is jointly funded by The Merck Company > Foundation and Merck Research Laboratories and administered by UNCF. In > addition, MRL actively supports this Initiative as Selection Committee > members and mentors/ internship supervisors. To date, the Initiative has > awarded 331 scholarships/fellowships to African-American scientists > through this program. For more information (and an application that can > be download), see => www.uncf.org/merck <www.uncf.org/merck> > > Thank you in advance for helping us get the word out. > > Regards, > Gina > Regina Pendon Flynn > Director, Diversity & Work Environment - MRL HR > Mail Code: RY33-308 > Phone (732)594-2725 > Fax (732) 594-3844 > > > Overview > We are pleased to announce the 2005 competition for the UNCF*Merck Science > Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships. This initiative which > began in 1996 in support of science education and is sponsored by Merck & > Co., Inc. and administered by the United Negro College Fund. The > UNCF*Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to expanding the pool of > world-class African American biomedical scientists and to achieving the > complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social > diversity. > > This initiative provides scholarships, internships and fellowships to 37 > outstanding African American students per year - 15 at the undergraduate > level, 12 at the graduate level, and 10 at the postdoctoral level. Each > scholarship/fellowship ranges in amount from $35,000 to $70,000. In > addition, the UNCF*Merck Science Initiative provides grants to the science > departments of the fellowship recipients' home institution. > > General Eligibility Requirements > * African-American > * U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status > * Student or Postdoctoral status at a U.S. institution > > Undergraduate Science Research Scholarships Eligibility > * Enrolled full-time in any 4-year college and university in the > United States > * A junior who will be a B.S/B.A candidate next academic year > * A life or physical science major > * A minimum GPA of 3.3 (on a 4.0 point scale) > * Committed to two summer internships at Merck Research Labs > > Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships Eligibility > * Enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree program > majoring in a life of physical science > * Engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing dissertation research > having successfully completed all qualifying exams > > Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships Eligibility > * A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree recipient in a life or > physical science by the end of the academic year > * Appointed to a Postdoctoral position during the current calendar > year at an academic or non-academic research institution in the U.S. > (private industrial labs are excluded.) Postdoctoral appointment must be > for a minimum of 12 months > > Application Deadline - December 15, 2004 > These applications must be postmarked for mailing to the United Negro > College Fund no later than December 15, 2004. Application forms may also > be downloaded from our website in .pdf format at www.uncf.org/merck > <www.uncf.org/merck> . > > If there are questions regarding the information enclosed, please do not > hesitate to call Dr. Jerry L. Bryant of the United Negro College Fund. > > Jerry L. Bryant, Ph.D. > Director, Science Education Initiatives > United Negro College Fund > 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive > P.O. Box 10444 > Fairfax, VA 22031-4511 > (703) 205-3503 > (703) 205-3574 Fax > E-mail: uncfmerck@xxxxxxxx
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