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Bio-Rad Supports Students with a Passion for Science

Bio-Rad, a manufacturer and distributor of products for life science research and clinical diagnostics, recently announced winners of its scholarship competition. Celebrating students with a passion for science and plans to pursue higher education in science with an eye to science-related careers, the essay-based competition was open to graduating students local to the Bio-Rad headquarters in Hercules, CA.

Science Buddies was on hand as the awards were presented and met with some of the winners. Winning essays from the following scholarship recipients are posted on the Science Buddies website:

  • Lauren Croda, De Anza High School in El Sobrante, CA Plans to study pediatrics
  • Sanjit Rai, John Swett High School in Rodeo, CA
    Plans to study biomedical engineering at UC Davis
  • Kiana Ward, El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, CA
    Plans to study international relations and the sciences at Brown University

Winners of the Bio-Rad competition each received either a $2,500 or a $1,000 scholarship to help further their studies.

View a full list of scholarship winners.

Read winning essays.

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