Two Local Project SEED Fellows Received Project SEED Scholarships for 2016-2017

The American Chemical Society Committee on Project SEED has announced the winners of its 2016–17 college scholarships. The recipients, who were selected from participants in ACS’s Project SEED research program, received one-year, non-renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to help cover tuition and fees during their freshman year of college. The 31 scholarships for the 2016–17 academic year, which have a total value of $155,000, were funded by private corporations and individual donors. Additionally, three Project SEED college scholars received the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Scholarship.

Cindy Gnawa

Leul Tesfaye received a Fosbinder Scholarship.  The estate of Elizabeth Ernst Fosbinder, wife of late ACS member Russell J. Fosbinder, has provided an endowment to fund scholarships for graduates of Project SEED.  Miss Tesfaye is a graduate of Wheaton High School in Maryland.  She conducted research under Andrei Vedernikovat the University of Maryland, College Park, titled “Aerobic C–H Oxidation of Benzene
with a Pt II Complex.” Miss Tesfaye is majoring in chemical engineering at Cornell University.

Cindy Gnawa (pictured) received a Project SEED scholarship.  These scholarships are provided through the generosity of ACS friends and members. Miss Gnawa is a graduate of Wheaton High School in Maryland.  She conducted research on “Synthesis of Macrocycles” under Richard Weiss at Georgetown University. Miss Gnawa is majoring in biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Congratulation to the students, their mentors, and their educators.


Cover photo credit: Ajay Mallia
Photo credit: Cindy Gnawa, republished with permission

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