It’s official: the 2016 Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship has been completed for the year, and we are proud to announce our winner, high school senior Alana Herman from Phoenix, AZ.

Congratulations, Alana!

Alana is an 18-year-old senior at Sunnyslope High School with a passion for science, particularly finding a cure for common diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. She is a bilingual honor student with a 4.9 GPA and still finds time to participate in varsity athletics, work on diversity programs, tutor music students, and march with her band.

In addition to her academic success, Alana has also offered much of her time to her community by volunteering at local hospitals, fundraising for the pediatrics department, and participating in local service projects. Suffice to say, we were immediately impressed by this young woman and are honored to support her through the Women in Science Scholarship program.

“A woman’s potential should not be limited by her sex, and I will contest to this fundamental value in my drive to become a nurse practitioner, surgeon, or doctor. Women may comprise a majority in the nurse practitioner profession, but we consistently receive a smaller wage than men. I hope to resolve this disparity by fighting for equal pay and joining organizations that empower women in science.” — Alana Herman

The Women in Science Scholarship Program

Dr. Flint established the Women in Science scholarship program in 2015 to support female students in Arizona who plan to pursue careers in engineering, medicine, and natural sciences. The Women in Science Scholarship is open to female residents of Arizona who plan to attend community college or university in Arizona and pursue a degree or vocational program in medicine, healthcare, pharmacology, biology, physics or chemistry.

We are proud of the accomplishments of all our applicants this year and wish everyone the best in their academic endeavors. It is a great pleasure to administer this scholarship program and help empower young women in science. Congratulations, Alana, on this well-deserved accomplishment!

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