Bio Nebraska, together with Marylinn Munson, today announced that they have launched the Marylinn Munson & Bio Nebraska STEM Scholarship to support and encourage Nebraska high school students as they pursue relevant classroom study and professional experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related fields. Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2022, for the 2022-2023 academic year.
“I am inspired by our talented young women and men. They are our future leaders, the ones who will not only be making new discoveries but solving existing and future human problems and needs through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” said Marylinn Munson, a Nebraska leader in the life science, biotechnology, and agriculture industries. “Providing students a strong foundation, through impactful and connecting organizations like Bio Nebraska, is critical. I’m honored and privileged to be able to support them in their journey.”
Scholarships are available to Nebraska high school seniors who have been accepted at a Bio Nebraska approved Nebraska college, community college or university, are planning to enroll in an undergraduate course of study in a STEM-related field, and who plan to pursue a career with a STEM-related organization. A one-time scholarship payment of $2,500 may be awarded to up to four high school seniors for the 2022-2023 academic year.
“We are proud to partner with Marylinn to support Nebraska high school seniors as they begin their journey to a career in STEM,” said Rob Owen, Executive Director of Bio Nebraska. “Nebraska offers enormous opportunities across STEM fields and our state’s youth is a crucial component in growing and sustaining these important industries.”
Applications must be received before 9:00 a.m. CST on April 30, 2022, and scholarship recipients will be announced in June 2022. For more information about the Marylinn Munson & Bio Nebraska STEM Scholarship, interested applicants can visit the Bio Nebraska website here.
About Marylinn Munson
Marylinn Munson has worked in the life science, biotechnology and agriculture industries for more than 20 years. Currently a VP at Neogen in Lincoln, NE, she heads the Genomics business which provides innovative testing for the discovery and commercial application of advance genetics. Marylinn has held international leadership roles at industry-leading biotech and life science companies. She managed the international genomics informatics field team at Qiagen; built and managed a field sales team and an international operations group where she was responsible for 60 percent of the entire global business at Illumina; and part of a Core Strategy Team, business development and marketing at Agilent. At Amersham Biosciences (GE Healthcare), Marylinn sold Next Generation Systems in North America, many of which were used as part of the Human Genome Project. Marylinn’s passion for excellence, people and customers has made her the recipient of several industry awards including the Federal Labs Consortium Award for Technology Transfer. She is listed as an inventor on U.S. patents, and serves on the boards of directors at Rain Incubator and RCI.
About Bio Nebraska
Founded in 2005, Bio Nebraska is a non-profit trade association dedicated to supporting and promoting Nebraska’s bioscience sector and ensuring the sector grows and thrives. Bio Nebraska is the only organization in the state representing over 100 bio-related entities in the human health, medical device, animal health, agriculture, renewable fuels and industrial biotech sectors, as well as educational institutions and service providers. For more information, visit bionebraska.org.