Paine College science scholar wins national distinction

Valerie Hollimon heads to Florida to present her research.
Valerie Hollimon heads to Florida to present her research.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A Paine College student received a national honor out of hundreds of other college students across the country. Valerie Hollimon was selected as a 2016 American Chemical Society Scholar. The Chemistry major, Biology minor is one of 144 students to receive the designation and the only Augusta student receiving the award.  There were either other scholars in Georgia.  Hollimon, who is also a member of the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students or MAPS, also received a full travel award to attend a bio-medical research conference in Tampa, Florida.  There she will present her research project “Reversible Approach for Silicon Surface Modification.”  ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

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