My sophomore year I was awarded a two-year scholarship with the GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholars Program. While the program does include a small award for tuition, the biggest benefit is the mentoring opportunity provided in the form of an assigned mentor from GSK and biannual conferences of all scholars and mentors across the state. Elon University is one of the partner schools, and supports a maximum of two students in the program.
The preceding year, I was even fortunate enough to talk about my travels while studying abroad in Ecuador, and my internship at a local hospital, Hospital Vozandes. I am truly fortunate to have been selected from the many strong undergraduate candidates and to participate in the program.