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Clarkston Scholars

A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the Life Sciences industry, and intends to enter the Life Sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania, majoring in a Life Sciences related field of study, a $10,000 scholarship award ($5,000 per year for junior and senior year). In addition, the Clarkston Scholar will receive exposure to the Life Sciences industry through mentoring with Clarkston Consulting and participation in Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA) events over the course of the two-year scholarship award period. The recipient will be awarded the scholarship at the LSPA Annual Dinner, which will take place on March 14, 2018.

Eligibility

Be a sophomore at a four-year accredited college or university undergraduate program  Attend a college or university in PennsylvaniaBe enrolled in a life sciences major (e.g. biomedical, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy) Have and maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for entire duration of the scholarshipComplete the following scholarship application with includes: General information and essays, Attach a current version of a college/university academic transcript, One letter of recommendation from college/university faculty (professor, advisor, dean, etc.) addressing why the applicant exhibits the qualities of a Clarkston Scholar Be available to participate in an in-person interview in the greater Philadelphia area with a Clarkston Consulting representative as part of the finalist selection processBe available March 14, 2018 for the scholarship award ceremonyBe willing to attend two events in the Philadelphia area per year, to be approved by their Clarkston mentor Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

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Benefits

The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania, majoring in a Life Sciences related field of study, a $10,000 scholarship award ($5,000 per year for junior and senior year). In addition, the Clarkston Scholar will receive exposure to the Life Sciences industry through mentoring with Clarkston Consulting and participation in Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA) events over the course of the two-year scholarship award period. 

Application

Students can apply at: http://info.clarkstonconsulting.com/clarkston-scholars-applicationOnce it has been determined that an applicant meets all the eligibility requirements listed, a selection committee will review their application, two essays, transcript, and letter of recommendation. The selection of this year's scholarship recipient will be based on their general application content (10%), academic performance (20%), response to essay #1 (25%), response to essay #2 (25%), and letter of recommendation (20%). Applicants may also be asked to participate in an in-person interview with a Clarkston Consulting representative. All applicants will be notified of the results by March 1, 2018.

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