Sarepta Therapeutics Inc announces 15 recipients of Route 79, The Duchenne Scholarship Program. This is the 4th year of the scholarship program, which was created to recognize exceptional individuals living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy as they pursue their post-secondary education.
Recipients of this scholarship were chosen by an independent selection committee composed of Duchenne community members, who consider each applicant’s community involvement and a personal essay. Each student will receive a scholarship of up to $5,000.
“The awardees have shown tremendous determination, resiliency and dedication to their academic pursuits, even in the face of the challenges and disruptions resulting from the ongoing pandemic. We are honored to support these young adults in their journey through higher education, and we wish them new opportunities and success in the school year ahead.”
— Diane Berry, Sarepta’s Senior Vice President of Global Health Policy, Government and Patient Affairs
2021 Recipients – Route 79, The Duchenne Scholarship Program
Porter Aydelotte, Saddleback College
Brett Dettmer, University of Missouri-Columbia
Billy Ellsworth, Community College of Allegheny County
Aiden Fecteau, Eastern Connecticut State University
Bryson Foster, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Yuvaraj Gambhir, University of Pennsylvania
Ethan Higginbotham, Wichita State University
Brian Le, Stanford University
Jake Marrazzo, Wheaton College
Darrel Nicklow, Jr., Florida Gulf Coast University
Spencer Poole, Saint Joseph’s College-Suffolk Campus
James Scott, University of San Diego
Parker Strobeck, North Arkansas College
Tayjus Surampudi, Harvard University
Joseph Ware, Liberty University
In addition to application review by the independent committee, submissions are de-identified for the voting panel with no indication of whether the candidate has received, or plans to receive, a Sarepta therapy.
[Source(s): Sarepta Therapeutics Inc, GlobeNewswire]