There are a number of college scholarships available from pharmaceutical companies. Like other scholarships, many pharmaceutical company scholarships are limited to students who are pursuing an education in a certain field. Scholarships may also be limited to students from a particular geographical area, or even to students with a certain set of experiences.

The Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship

Through the Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship program, pharmaceutical company Pfizer provides college scholarship money to students who have struggled with epilepsy. This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,000. To be eligible, a student must be a graduating high school senior who has already applied for college, or a college freshman, sophomore or junior. College seniors who have applied for graduate school are also eligible to apply. A student must be able to provide medical documentation that they suffer from epilepsy. Applicants must also compose a 250-word essay on a topic related to their struggle with epilepsy. The annual deadline for application is June 15. Interested students should visit the Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship website to download an electronic application.

Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award c/o Adelphi Eden Health Communications 30 Irving Place, 10 Floor New York, NY 10003 1-800-292-7373

Johnson & Johnson Promise of Nursing Scholarship

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson provides scholarship money to nursing students through the Promise of Nursing Scholarship. This program provides scholarships in the amount of $2500 to qualified students who are pursuing a degree in nursing. Nursing students in the states of Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington are eligible, as are graduate nursing students in Georgia and New Jersey. Students in parts of Southern California, Southern and Central Florida, and parts of Texas may also be eligible. The annual deadline for application is January 13. Interested students should visit the website of the National Student Nurses Association for more information.

National Student Nurses' Association 45 Main Street, Suite 606 Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-210-0705

Genzyme Corporation Biotechnology Scholarship

Pharmaceutical company Genzyme provides annual scholarship money to qualified biotechnology students through the Genzyme Corporation Biotechnology Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,500 to students who have lived in the Allston or Brighton community in Massachusetts, and who are pursuing a degree in a field related to science. To be eligible, a student must have been a resident of Allston or Brighton for the past three years and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The annual deadline for application is April 1. Interested students should visit the Genzyme website for more information.

Genzyme Corporation Attn: Scholarship Program/Community Relations 500 Kendall Street Cambridge MA 02142 617-252-7500

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