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Scholarship Opportunities

Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship

The Samuel M. Taylor Scholarship was established in memory of Sam Taylor, a founder and president of NCBIO, the trade association for life science companies in North Carolina.  Sam was passionate about North Carolina’s life sciences industry and served at NCBIO’s helm for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the NCBioImpact training program to support the growth of biopharma manufacturing in our state and ensure training opportunities for North Carolinians seeking a career in the industry.  BioNetwork, the life science training initiative of the North Carolina Community College System, is a key member of the NCBioImpact collaborative.

To honor Sam Taylor’s memory, companies, other entities and individuals contributed to a fund established with the NC Community Colleges Foundation, Inc. to provide scholarships for students taking life sciences courses in an associate degree program.

Visit https://www.ncbionetwork.org/sam-taylor-scholarship for more information.


Catalent Scholars Program

Each year, eight Catalent Scholars candidates are selected from among STEM-focused Pitt County high school seniors and current PCC Biotechnology students. A new cohort of Catalent Scholars will be chosen in the summer.

To be considered for the program, students must submit their resume. The top 15 candidates will be selected as semi-finalists and invited to submit a teacher’s letter of recommendation and interview with PCC faculty and Catalent staff. Eight finalists will be chosen from this process.

The Catalent Scholars curriculum will deliver both a foundational education as well as applied skills in laboratory testing procedures and techniques. Participating students will be awarded a full scholarship for two years (or eight semesters). Over the course of the program, scholars will have an opportunity to work as full-time interns at Catalent with the intent to have them work for the company after graduation.

Students interested in the Catalent Scholars program should submit their resume to the PCC Foundation via e-mail pccfoundation@email.pittcc.edu or mail to PCC Foundation, P.O. Drawer 7007, Greenville 27835.