Almac Group awards over $120,000 in higher education funding to two undergraduate students
November 30, 2023
Group renews commitment to reducing educational barriers in communities local to US- based facilities in Philadelphia, PA and Durham, NC
This National Scholarship Month, Almac Group announces that the Almac Group Scholarship programme has been extended to award over $120,000 in funding to two recipients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Durham, North Carolina.
Almac Group’s needs- based scholarship awards are valued between $45,000- $80,000 per recipient and are distributed across four years. With the average college debt sitting at over $30,000 per student in the United States, Almac developed this award programme in 2021 through partnerships with the Triangle Community Foundation and Philadelphia Education Fund to make a considerable, measurable impact on the life of its recipients.
Applicants must be first generation college students and live in the communities local to the Group’s US-based facilities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
In Pennsylvania, the 2023 recipient is Daniarkos Pierre of Philadelphia. Daniarkos is a graduate of Olney High School and the Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program. She is currently studying biology at Montclair State University.
In North Carolina, the 2023 recipient of the Almac award is Monserrat Elizalde Martinez of Durham. Monserrat is a graduate of Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School and is studying mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University.
In addition to tuition and fee assistance, recipients will have the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with Almac Group during their undergraduate study, gaining exposure to the organisation’s role in the global pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
“We are delighted to announce that Almac has extended our partnership with the Triangle Community Foundation and the Philadelphia Education Fund to recognise and award two additional students from our local communities this year,” commented Alan Armstrong, Almac Group Chairman and CEO.
“At Almac, it is one of our core values to give back to the communities in which we operate. Our successful scholarship programme has allowed us to not only financially support local students in their educational ambitions, but also to welcome them to Almac for meaningful experiences. We congratulate both Monserrat and Daniarkos for all of their success and achievement thus far and look forward to supporting their educational ambitions over the next four years.”