February 3, 1997
Lilly Introduces Diabetes Scholarship Program for Students
Application Deadline is March 31, 1997
As part of its ongoing commitment to patients with diabetes, Eli Lilly and Company today launched the Lilly for Learning Diabetes Scholarship Program, a national scholarship program designed to assist high-school and college students with diabetes who will be attending an accredited public or private institution of higher learning in the fall of 1997.
"We are pleased to offer the Lilly for Learning Diabetes Scholarship Program to help students with Type 1 diabetes reach their personal and professional goals," said Lilly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall L. Tobias. "There are many students who are learning to successfully manage their diabetes while demonstrating a commitment to their communities and personal aspirations. Our scholarship program is designed to support these students--tomorrow's leaders--in their quest for full and rewarding lives."
Lilly will award fifty US$2,500 scholarships to be applied toward the recipient's college tuition for the 1997-98 academic year. To be eligible for a Lilly for Learning Diabetes Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes
- will attend an accredited public or private school in the United States in the fall of 1997 as a full-time undergraduate student
- show significant involvement in the diabetes community
- have contributed to the promotion of diabetes awareness or overcome specific obstacles with respect to living with diabetes.
Selection criteria will be based on academic achievement, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or Academic College Test (ACT) scores, diabetes-related activities, extracurricular activities, a written essay, and both a personal recommendation and a medical recommendation by a physician or diabetes educator.
Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Lilly for Learning Diabetes Scholarship Advisory Panel, an independent board of diabetes physicians and educators from across the United States.
Students can request application materials by calling 1-888-88-LILLY or by accessing Lilly's Diabetes Home Page on the Internet. The address is: http://www.lilly.com/diabetes.
Deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 1997. Scholarship recipients and their recommending physicians or diabetes educators will be notified in July 1997.
The Lilly for Learning Diabetes Scholarship Program complements the company's other ongoing efforts to support children and young adults with diabetes. For more than a decade, Lilly has provided free insulin product to more than 100 youth diabetes camps nationwide.
Lilly is a global research-based pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., that is dedicated to creating and delivering innovative pharmaceutical-based health care solutions that enable people to live longer, healthier and more active lives. Endocrine diseases are one of five therapeutic areas in which the company is focusing its efforts.
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