Wesley College selects spring 2018 Cannon Scholars

DOVER – Twenty-nine Wesley College students have been selected for the Cannon Scholar Program, a S-STEM program established to help recruit and retain academically-talented students in biological chemistry, biology, environmental science and mathematics.

Wesley College was awarded a grant of $600,000 in 2014 to be spent over the course of five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in order to support the scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math (S-STEM) programs. Through the STEM grant programs, Wesley awarded $50,665 to deserving students for the upcoming semester. Of the 29 recipients selected for the Cannon Scholars Program, 21 are Cannon Scholar Recipients, three are INBRE Scholars and five are EPSCoR Scholars. The breakdown of the $50,665 awarded is $39,528 are Cannon Scholars, $4,577 are INBRE scholars and $6,560 are EPSCoR scholars.

This program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, academically-talented students graduating from Wesley with bachelor degrees in the four STEM areas. In addition, the Cannon Scholars Program aims at strengthening these students’ preparation for and interest in pursuing a future graduate or professional program thereby increasing the numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of regional and national need. 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.

Students selected include: Khadijah T. Bland from Waldorf, Md.; Edward A. Brandenburg from Hartland, Wisc.; Jordan B. Brockwell from Dover; Alena Brown from Clayton, N.J.; Anthony Calcutta from Frostburg, Md.; Aleya Cummings from Dover; Amanda Deputy from New Castle; Matthew Dina from Bear; Jayson L. Feld from Dagsboro; Katelynn Fry from Newark; Sydney P. Hall from Smyrna,; Teric A. Henry from Seaford; Alexis Holland from Laurel; Christina Hubert from Dover; Alexander Jean-Francois from Silver Spring, Md.; Kylea L. Lankford from Fayetteville, N.C.; Austin Lonski from Felton; Osama Mahmoud from Dover; Alexis N. Moore from Claymont; Julianna K. Neel from Westmont, N.J.; Lily Neff from Elkridge, Md.; Austin Pendergast from Wilton, N.Y.; Rachel Piper from Delmar; Kassandra Rodriguez from Dover; Christina Roe from Edison, N.J.; Momina Toseef from Dover; Omasan S. Uyebi from Laurel, Md.; Josephine Veeria from Smyrna; and Jeremy Wirick from Felton.

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