On September 29, 2009, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals announced the winners of the 2009-2010 Soozie Courter “Sharing a Brighter Tomorrow” Hemophilia Scholarship Program. The scholarships provide financial assistance to students with hemophilia who are pursuing college or graduate degrees. Since 2002, Wyeth has distributed nearly $700,000 in scholarship funds through this program.
This year five $4,000 graduate scholarships were given to: Alex Nester, Vermillion, SD; Claire Powell, Colorado Springs, CO; John McNeil, Charlottesville, VA; Benjamin Murphy, Baltimore, MD; and Seth Balkanyi, Columbus OH.
In addition 12 undergraduate scholarships of $2,500 each were given to: Cecilio Velasco, Washington, DC; Daniel Warren, Carrollton, VA; David Kober, Monmouth Junction, NJ; Michael Deeb and Andrew Deeb, Wynantskill, NY; Grant Hiura, Daly City, CA; Raymond Sowinski, Beaver Falls, PA; Eric Shepard, Brookville, OH; Tristan Stoch, Keyport, WA; Daniel Musher, Bethesda, MD; Timothy Hildebrand, Lititz, PA; and Gabriel Johnston, Mount Vernon, WA.
The scholarships are named in honor of Soozie G. Courter (1955-1999), who worked in hemophilia product development in the pharmaceutical industry.
For more information, visit Wyeth’s Web site for people in the hemophilia community: www.hemophiliavillage.com.