Diabetes Scholars Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients
This is the fourth consecutive year that Lilly Diabetes has helped fund the Foundation's scholarship program. Since 2012, 84 students with type 1 diabetes have been awarded Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarships, including 21 outstanding high school graduates this year.
"Our recipients haven't just successfully managed their type 1 diabetes, they've done so while moving toward changing the world for the better. They have excelled academically, are leaders in their school and community, athletes, musicians, researchers, writers and the future leaders of our country," said
Recipients such as Ben, who will pursue a degree in economics at the University of
"Every year, we are amazed by our scholarship applicants' determination and optimism to make the most of their college experiences and life itself," said
Lilly Diabetes also funds the Foundation program that grants conference scholarships to families to attend the annual Children with Diabetes® Friends for Life® conference in
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In 2004, a group of parents who have children with type 1 diabetes created the
About Lilly Diabetes
Lilly has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923, when we introduced the world's first commercial insulin. Today we are building upon this heritage by working to meet the diverse needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them. Through research and collaboration, a broad and growing product portfolio and a continued determination to provide real solutions—from medicines to support programs and more—we strive to make life better for all those affected by diabetes around the world. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com and follow @LillyDiabetes on Twitter.
About Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY)
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com and newsroom.lilly.com/social-channels. CR-LLY
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