Search Magazine September 04, 2018

JAX supports local high school students

 

Many promising students are unable to pursue higher education on account of the financial burden a college education presents.

The Jackson Laboratory, through the  JAX College Scholarship Program supporting future scientists in biomedicine and researchApplications due February 1 for JAX scholarships - $10K award for graduating high school seniors in CT, ME, or Sacramento County, CA.JAX College Scholarship Program , annually awards a $10,000 scholarship to three students from under-served backgrounds who will pursue a college degree and aspire to a career in biomedicine.

This program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in Connecticut, Maine, or in Sacramento County, California. One student from each location will be awarded this scholarship.

The 2018 Connecticut JAX Scholarship award was presented to Guercie Guerrier of Norwich. Guerrier graduated from Norwich Free Academy and is now studying neuroscience at Temple University.

The 2018 Maine JAX College Scholarship awardee is Natalia Fuentes. Fuentes graduated from Waterville Senior High School. She is an accomplished musician and runner who is currently studying at Harvard University. She is focused on a career in biomedicine and plans to pursue a Ph.D. with a focus on infectious diseases that disproportionately impact people in impoverished communities.

The 2018 California JAX College Scholarship awardee is Yekaterina Zhezherya. Zhezherya graduated from Rosemont High School in Sacramento. She is studying at the University of California Merced.