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.

Mayne Pharma Scholars Program

Mayne Scholars Program one-page information flierGreenville’s Mayne Pharma pharmaceutical company has a scholars program designed to identify high potential STEM-focused students and invest in their education toward a career in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically with their company.

Each year, eight Mayne Pharma Scholars candidates are selected from among STEM-focused Pitt County high school seniors and current PCC Biotechnology students. A new cohort of Mayne Pharma Scholars will be chosen this fall.

To be considered for the program, students must submit high school and/or current college transcripts, Career Readiness Certificate or ACT scores, and an application. 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 Mayne Pharma staff. Eight finalists will be chosen from this process.

The Mayne Pharma Scholars Program 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 Mayne Pharma with the intent to have them work for the company after graduation.

Students interested in the Mayne Pharma Scholars program should download and complete an application and submit it accordingly.