38 African-American Students Selected in the Latest Class of Merck Science Fellows

In a program administered by the United Negro College Fund, 38 black students have been named Merck Science Fellows for 2008. There are three different categories in the program all geared toward students in the fields of biomedical science. Fellowship awards are available for black students entering any four-year college or university in the United States and for students in graduate programs in the biomedical sciences; there are also postdoctoral fellowships. Scholarships range from $25,000 to $85,000 each.

Since the Merck Fellows program was established in 1995, 479 black students in the biomedical sciences have received scholarship grants under the program.