Lilly Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to three SIS students who were honored with awards as part of the Eli Lilly IT Scholarship Fund at the University of Pittsburgh! Courtney Machi, Lauren Wright and Tina Donnarummo are juniors in the Bachelor’s degree program at the School of Information Sciences. Courtney was awarded a tuition scholarship, while Lauren and Tina were recognized with Book Awards from Eli Lilly and Company. Eli Lilly and Company, a publicly held company with headquarters in Indianapolis, is a pharmaceutical corporation with more than 43,000 employees worldwide. The corporation is best known for its research and development efforts in the areas of infections, depression and diabetes. Eli Lilly is a generous supporter of the University and this IT Scholarship program reflects the company’s interest in supporting the education of future information professionals.
The students were selected for these scholarships based on their academic record all achieving GPAs of 3.5 or higher, references from faculty, and leadership capabilities. The recipients of the scholarships were selected by a committee comprised of SIS advisors and faculty, as well as representatives of Eli Lilly and Company.
Ms. Machi, winner of the tuition scholarship, is working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Information Science with related areas in Computer Science and Business. Courtney has a student job in the Strategic Applications Department at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center where she works on a team designing software applications. Machi is the public relations officer for the Society of Women in Computing, a member of the ACM Pitt Chapter, and a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.
Ms. Wright, winner of a Book Award, is working toward a dual degree in Information Science and Sociology. She is also studying for her Certificates in Children's Literature and American Sign Language. Lauren is a member of Lambda Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, Sigma Alpha Lambda, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars honor societies.
Ms. Donnarummo, also a Book Award recipient, is well on her way to a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science with a minor in French Language and Literature. She hopes to remain at Pitt to earn her Masters in Information Science Degree.
The School of Information Sciences is pleased that these three exceptional students are being recognized for their scholarship and leadership skills. SIS would also like to thank Eli Lilly and Company for their generous support of education in the Information Sciences.