Atlanta, GA, September 15, 2015 – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), an international honor society organization dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment, announced the winners of the 2015 Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholar Award program. Four $2,500 college scholarships have been awarded to outstanding NSHSS college students who are pursuing a major and a career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Through the scholarship program, NSHSS seeks to support Thermo Fisher Scientific’s mission and its commitment to create a global environment that attracts, embraces, and leverages the unique backgrounds and experiences that talented individuals bring from across the globe. The application essay asked scholars to identify the ways in which their career aspirations align with Thermo Fisher Scientific’s mission: To enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. An alternative question asked scholars to show how they demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific’s core values of Innovation, Integrity, Intensity and Involvement through their academic or extracurricular activities.
The 2015 Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholars Award winners are:
• Cheikh Craig-Ba – Chicago, IL, Illinois Institute of Technology 2018
• Alizay Jalisi – Brooklandville, MD, Johns Hopkins University 2018
• Jay Wong – Baldwin, NY, Yale University 2017
• Amber Liggett – Beaver, PA, Millersville University 2018
“Thermo Fisher Scientific is a proud sponsor and supporter of STEM education, as it is the basis for developing the next generation of leaders in industry and academia. These talented young men and women are integral to our growth strategy, as their diverse backgrounds and experiences will undoubtedly lead to the type of innovative thinking and ideas that will enable us to fulfill our mission,” said Alan K. Nevel, Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Thermo Fisher Scientific.
About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS):
Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving millennials through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. NSHSS members become lifetime members. At each step along the way – from high school to college to career – NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. Currently, there are more than 1,000,000 Society members in 160 countries. To help us further efforts that provide students with continued opportunity, please acknowledge NSHSS in any press release mentions by providing a resource link to www.nshss.org. For more information about NSHSS visit www.nshss.org.