LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill, October 26, 2005 – Five Chicago-area students, seeking to further scientific research through advancements in natural sciences, engineering and medicine, were chosen as Takeda Scholars and will receive scholarships from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. (TPNA), through the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.
This year, Takeda continues its commitment to science education and progress in medicine through a grants program that began in 2003 and recognizes students pursuing degrees in science-related fields. ARCS is a national organization dedicated to raising scholarship money for students majoring in natural sciences, engineering and medicine at leading U.S. colleges and universities.
Takeda chose this year’s scholars from a pool of students recommended by deans and department chairmen at their respective universities because they met a high standard of excellence with the grades they achieved and the essays they submitted.
The five 2005-2006 returning scholars are:
About ARCS Foundation
The ARCS Foundation was founded by a small group of volunteers in 1958 after the Soviet launch of Sputnik. Since then, it has provided $53 million in scholarships to outstanding student scientists at more than 40 universities. There are currently 14 ARCS chapters nationwide with more than 1,400 member-volunteers. The Chicago Chapter, formed in 1977, has awarded more than $1 million to 268 area students. For more information, visit www.arcsfoundation.org/Chicago.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. In the United States, Takeda currently markets oral diabetes, sleep and cholesterol lowering treatments, and through the Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. the company has a robust pipeline with compounds in development for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Takeda is committed to striving toward better health for individuals and progress in medicine by developing superior pharmaceutical products.
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