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Shepherd University Scholarship to Benefit Female Biology Majors

The Shepherd University Foundation has started a new scholarship program to benefit female students studying biology, the school said in a release.

The Files-Lowman Scholarship, established by alumna Melanie Files and her husband Rick Lowman, will support junior or senior female students majoring or minoring in biology.

If a biology student is not eligible, the scholarship award will go to female students majoring or minoring in chemistry or physics.

Brooke Shaffer, a senior biology major from Martinsburg, was the first recipient of the Files-Lowman Scholarship award for the 2019-20 academic year.

“I am so honored to be the first recipient of the Files-Lowman scholarship,” Shaffer said. “As a first-generation college student, it means a lot to me to have my academic achievements recognized. I especially appreciate that this scholarship will support women, as this will help create opportunities for us going into the STEM fields.”

Last week, the college announced the creation of a similar scholarship program to support students pursuing majors in the College of Business. The first Dale and Rozelle Leatherman Memorial Scholarship was awarded to junior business major Tiffany Warnick.

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