FLORENCE, S.C. – Roche Carolina Inc. has established a chemistry scholarship with the Francis Marion University Foundation.
The Roche Carolina Scholarship will be endowed in the amount of $50,000. The recipient must have a major concentration area in chemistry, and preference will be given to declared chemistry majors over undeclared majors. The recipient must also have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and be a graduate of a public or private high school located in Florence, Darlington or Marion counties.
Preference will be given to students who meet the established criteria and who enhance the cultural diversity of the student body. The recipient is eligible for a repeat award for a second year, provided all qualifications are met.
“Establishing this scholarship supports our commitment to Francis Marion University and our belief that a quality post-secondary education can be obtained right here in the Pee Dee,” said Peter J. Mazzaroni, manager of community affairs for Roche Carolina. “The fact is, the majority of FMU graduates stay in this area, so this scholarship is an investment in the potential of our local students who will graduate and improve the quality of life in the area for those to follow.”
Roche Carolina Inc., headquartered in Florence, S.C., is the pharmaceutical process development and bulk manufacturing subsidiary of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., based in Nutley, N.J., is a member of the Basel, Switzerland based Roche Group, a global leader in health care with principal businesses in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and vitamins.
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