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2022 LOC Scholars Application

Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany is firmly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment includes increasing the pipeline of ethnically-diverse professionals in STEM fields.

The Leaders of Color's (LOC) M-Scholars Program was developed to provide financial support and career guidance to our employees' children (or grandchildren) of color pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or PhD degree in an approved STEM field at an accredited institution of higher education in the US or Canada.

Students of color (Asian, Black, Hispanic/LatinX, Native American, Pacific Islanders, or multiracial) who are children OR grandchildren of employees in the US/Canada may be eligible and are encouraged to apply!

Prospective M-Scholars should be pursuing a degree in an approved STEM field, such as biological sciences, medicine, chemistry, pharmacy, technology, computer science, engineering, or mathematics.

To apply for the 2022 LOC Scholars program;

  1. Complete this application form by Monday, June 13, 2022

  2. Attach the following documents:
    -  Transcript (most recent)
    -  Two letters of recommendation
    -  Resume
    -  Letter of acceptance from academic institution (if this is not available at the time of application, please explain why)

  3. Narrative Statement (Question: Share with the Scholarship Committee in 1000 words or less the following:
    • Why are you a good candidate to receive this scholarship?
    • What inspires you to pursue this field of study?
    • Share the relevance of your selected field of study
    • What are your short and long-term career goals?
    • Where do you see your field of study in the next four years?)
    • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.

Applicant Information


YES means you do not require any additional visa assistance

Must be parent / grandparent from Millipore Sigma/EMD Serono

Millipore Sigma/ EMD Serono / EMD Electronics MUID

How are you related to the company employee

Specify the type of degree

A transcript will need to be submitted

For fall 2021 intake; a letter of acceptance is required

Must be USA or Canada

Must be USA or Canada

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