BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With many students soon heading back to college campuses around the nation,
The winners were chosen based on a written essay describing the impact a dermatologic condition had on their life and the role their healthcare practitioner played in treating their condition. Three scholarships were awarded in each of three categories: Undergraduate Scholar Awards for those pursuing and an undergraduate degree, Graduate Scholar Awards for students pursuing a graduate degree and Today's Woman Scholar Awards for students who are mothers and pursuing any higher-education degree.
"Valeant congratulates the winners of this year's scholarship program and thanks all of the applicants for sharing their personal stories of how their lives were affected by their skin condition and the clinician who helped with its treatment," said Eric Abramson, Valeant Dermatology's Senior Vice President and General Manager. "We are proud to support these outstanding and dedicated students in achieving their academic ambitions."
The nine winners will attend the following schools of higher education this year:
Undergraduate student winners:
Graduate student winners:
"There were so many compelling stories and deserving applicants that it was extremely difficult to choose the winners," said Linda Stein Gold, M.D., Director, Dermatology Clinical Research, Henry Ford Health System, one of three judges of the scholarship awards. "It's truly inspiring to see how they dealt with their condition and turned challenging circumstances into something positive in their lives."
Enrollment information for the 2017 scholarship program will be announced early next year. For more information, visit www.ValeantAspireHigher.com.
About Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of prescription dermatology, eye health, consumer healthcare and other pharmaceutical products. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
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