Scholarship of the Month: UNCF Merck Manufacturing Leadership Development Program Prep Institute

This unique opportunity offers undergrad juniors or grad students who are completing their first year, intensive preparation to be successful and competitive candidates for the Merck Manufacturing Leadership Development Program.

UNCF is continuing its long-time partnership with Merck by working together to identify and recruit talented diverse candidates who have high potential to make a positive impact at Merck. UNCF is offering a unique coaching, development and scholarship opportunity for undergraduate juniors or graduate students who are completing their first year of study to participate in an intensive preparation program to prepare them to be successful and competitive candidates for the Merck Manufacturing Leadership Development Program.

A $2,500 scholarship available for students who complete the program, awarded for the 2017-18 academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • African American or other underrepresented minority student (Latino/Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific Island American) enrolled full-time at an accredited, four-year, historically black college or university (HBCU) or other four-year institution
  • Rising senior (junior when applying) or graduate student who is completing first year of studies. Applicants must be graduating either December 2017 or May/June 2018 to be considered for the program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 overall; Major GPA 3.5
  • Majoring in bio-engineering, biochemistry/biological chemistry, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, industrial engineering, material science and engineering, mechanical engineering and supply chain/logistics

Rotation members should expect to work at different domestic or international sites during their tenure in the program and should have flexibility to move where assigned to meet business needs. Within the rotation, some domestic and international travel may be required. International rotation assignments or travel are not guaranteed.

Application close date

May 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. EST

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