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