Thirty-four Wesley College students have been selected for the Cannon Scholar Program, a program established to help recruit and retain academically talented students in biological chemistry, biology, environmental science and mathematics.

Wesley College was awarded a $600,000 grant in 2014 to be spent over the course of five years from the National Science Foundation in order to support the scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math programs. Through the foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant programs, Wesley awarded $53,903 to students for the upcoming semester.

Of the 34 recipients selected for the Cannon Scholars Program, 25 are Cannon Scholar recipients, five are INBRE Scholars and four are EPSCoR Scholars. The breakdown of the $53,903 awarded is $43,105 are Cannon Scholars, $5,513 are INBRE scholars and $5,285 are EPSCoR scholars.

To receive an annual scholarship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, exhibit academic potential or ability, demonstrate financial need and be a full-time STEM major. To maintain this scholarship, students must uphold a high GPA and remain a full-time STEM major.

Area students are:

Bear: Matthew Dina and Robert Dina

Delmar: Rachel Piper

Dover: Alriel Bilbrough, Aleya Cummings, Christina Hubert, Osama Mahmoud, Momina Toseef and Keara White

Felton: Austin Lonski and Jeremy Wirick

Harrington: Morgan Gannon and Logan Minner

Laurel: Alexis Holland

Milford: Michael Skivers

Newark: Rex Chege, Katelynn Fry

Ocean View: Joseph Howard

Smyrna: Josephine Veeria

Wilmington: Destiny Hollis