Clarkston Scholars Program
Each year, the Clarkston Scholars Program provides one sophomore attending a four-year college or university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania, majoring in a life sciences related field of study, a $10,000 scholarship award. The scholarship provides 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.
Featured Stewards in the Community
I started The Black Burdell, Inc. for the simple purpose of promoting, supporting, and cultivating African American entrepreneurs in Atlanta, especially those that are still in school or recently graduated. Since starting the organization a year and a half ago, we’ve awarded scholarships to collegiate entrepreneurs, hosted numerous workshops related to entrepreneurship, and held our first entrepreneurship conference. At the end of the day, what we aim to do is build a community that can utilize each other to help build their individual businesses and inspire the next generation to pursue their passion.
As a member of the Junior League of Chicago, I recently planned an event for the girls at Second City, a Chicago based comedy club, to participate in the S.H.E. workshop (Sisterhood, Humor, Empowerment). Every girl and Teen Exodus mentor had the opportunity to present three things they like about themselves. After each girl presented everyone cheered for her. It was a special moment of female empowerment and building each other up.
Though my diagnosis and the questions and concerns that followed are what drew me to the Multiple Sclerosis Society originally, I was quickly inspired by the passionate work the organization does to help individuals with this disease. In just a decade since I’ve joined, the incredible strides the organization has made in supporting research and clinical trials for new treatments has continued to inspire me. I now sit on the board of directors for my local chapter and take immense joy in working with my community and fellow stewards to support this wonderful organization.