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Delaware Governors’ Biotechnology Scholarship Fund Governor Jack Markell will present two students with the Biotechnology Scholarship Award The annual Delaware Governors’ Biotechnology Fund Scholarship Banquet will be on May 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club. Governor Jack Markell will present two students from the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical and Community College with the scholarship. This year, scholarships have been awarded to Ms. Liedeke Sweitzer at Delaware Technical and Community College and Ms. Liudmilla Mikhno, at the University of Delaware. Liedeke, who maintains a 4.0 GPA is Vice-President of the BioChem Club at DelTech and is involved in undergraduate research there as well. She plans to pursue studies leading to a Ph.D. in biophysics. Liudmilla received her Associates degree in biotechnology from Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, Delaware where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her science professor stated that Luidmilla was one of the top 5% of students he has ever taught. She is currently a student at the University of Delaware and plans to attend Medical School. The Delaware Governors’ Biotechnology Scholarship Fund was created by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology in 2006 for the purpose of encouraging Delaware students to consider studies and career opportunities in the growing field of biotechnology. The scholarship fund was named to acknowledge the support of state governors, starting with Governor Ruth Ann Minner, for contributing to the growth of the biotechnology industry in the State of Delaware. From its inception, the fund has awarded more than 17 scholarships to students from The University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College. Student winners must demonstrate a commitment to pursuing the highest standards of excellence, ethics and compassion in the biotechnology field. Last year’s recipients were Charles Eke - Delaware State University, Nathan Pomroy - Delaware Technical and Community College and Melanie Smith - University of Delaware. You can register on line or make a donation to the Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation's web site: www.delcf.org For additional information please feel free to contact Dale Ervin at 302-369-3034 or dervin@fraunhofer-cmb.org REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 20TH