Franklin College Junior Awarded STEM Scholarship
Campus News

Women & Hi Tech recently hosted the Leading Light Awards ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, an annual celebration of achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event was emceed by Gerry Dick of “Inside INdiana Business.” A Franklin College student was among those honored.

Melissa Beer, a junior double majoring in applied mathematics and quantitative analysis, was selected as a recipient of the $2,000 SIM Indy Leading the Future Scholarship. Beer is the daughter of Todd and Kristina Beer of Fremont.

Beer stated, “It is an honor to be recognized by Women & Hi Tech along with so many inspiring women in STEM fields. I am thankful to Franklin College for allowing me to have the amazing professors that make these opportunities possible.”

In order to qualify for this award, recipients must be a member of the Women & Hi Tech organization. This scholarship is given out every two years and is awarded to women living in Indiana with the intent to remain in the state after graduating to put their education to work in their community. The Women & Hi Tech Scholarships are open to women pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. To achieve this goal, the organization works to connect female STEM professionals with each other and the community in Indiana.  Members and sponsors represent a wide array of STEM fields, including life sciences, accounting, engineering, psychology, statistics, and information technology. They work as engineers, analysts, scientists, business developers, marketers, and educators.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Nov 20, 2018