The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announced the 2023 Awardees and Finalists for the SCC Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship, sponsored by Mary Kay.
The Scholarship Selection Committee selected the following awardees, each of whom to receive a $5,000 scholarship:
Precious Ulel: University of California Irvine, Undergraduate student majoring in Pharmaceutical Science
Xylia Ajose: University of Cincinnati, Graduate student majoring in Cosmetic Science
The following finalists were also recognized by the Committee this year for their outstanding achievements:
Jada Alcantara: University of Toledo, Undergraduate student majoring in Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design
Destiny Durante: University of Illinois Chicago, Graduate student majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences
All awardees and finalists receive a financial support package to attend the SCC's 77th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase in New York, where they will be recognized on-stage during the Annual Awards Breakfast on December 13, 2023. Additionally, each will have the opportunity to present their research via poster in the Showcase throughout the event.
"Year after year, the scholarship program continues to grow and attract outstanding applicants. The awardees and finalists demonstrated impressive accomplishments and embodiment of the spirit and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker. We are pleased to reward and recognize the achievements of this impressive group of young scientists and look forward to their future contributions to the industry."
— Erica L. O'Grady, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
About the Madam C. J. Walker Scholarship
Established in 2021, the Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship, sponsored by Mary Kay, awards two (2) $5,000 scholarships to specific under-represented minority students of any gender identity pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological, or related sciences and technology with an interest in pursuing a career in the cosmetics and personal care industry.
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