Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship

Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship

Samuel M. Taylor ScholarshipThe Samuel M. Taylor Scholarship was established in memory of Sam Taylor, a founder and president of NCBIO, the trade association for life science companies in North Carolina.  Sam was passionate about North Carolina’s life sciences industry and served at NCBIO’s helm for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the NCBioImpact training program to support the growth of biopharma manufacturing in our state and ensure training opportunities for North Carolinians seeking a career in the industry.  BioNetwork, the life science training initiative of the North Carolina Community College System, is a key member of the NCBioImpact collaborative.

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To honor Sam Taylor’s memory, companies, other entities and individuals contributed to a fund established with the NC Community Colleges Foundation, Inc. to provide scholarships for students taking life sciences courses in an associate degree program. 

Scholarships will be distributed annually.  Students participating in a full-time curriculum degree program of 12 hours or more per semester will receive $3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester) to cover tuition, fees, and books.

To qualify, the applicants must meet the following criteria:

For more information, please contact

Bryan W. Jenkins, CPA
Senior Vice President, External and State Board Affairs

North Carolina Community College System
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27603-1379

Phone:  919.807.7147
Fax:  919.807.7164

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Scholarship Timeline for 2021-2022
Application deadline Thursday, August 12, 2021
Review date Friday, August 20, 2021
Awards announced Friday, August 27, 2021

Scholarship applications should be submitted to the student’s local community college financial aid office by the date above. The financial aid office will submit all applications to the NC Community College System. Recipients of the scholarships will be selected each year by the scholarship committee of the North Carolina Community College System along with two individuals designated by NCBIO.

Factors considered in the selection process include but are not limited to financial need, scholarship achievement, designated goals, and demonstrated interest in pursuing a life science career in North Carolina. Scholarship candidates shall be selected and the scholarships awarded without regard to race, gender, color, creed, religious preference, age, national origin or disability.


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