The West scholarship program was established in 1972 to honor Herman O. West, the founder of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Each year, the program allows the children of West’s full-time U.S. employees the opportunity to compete for a scholarship to a four-year or two-year college or technical school.
The winners were chosen by an independent selection committee that reviewed the students' ACT/SAT scores, grade point average, class rank, honors and advanced placement courses, and essay. The committee also evaluated the students' character, maturity and leadership skills to assess each student holistically.
West applauds the nine students that received the 2017 H.O. West Foundation scholarships and wishes them luck in their educational future:
Emily Johnson: Jersey Shore, PA — Pennsylvania State University
Alexandria Krusniak: Tempe, AZ — Arizona State University
Katelyn Long: Kearney, NE — University of Oklahoma
Rachel Ritner: Williamsport, PA — Bloomsburg University
Hiroto Saito: Exton, PA — Stanford University
Nathan Walma: Walker, MI — Hope College
Robert Warner: Exton, PA — Colorado School of Mines
Lyndsie Zimmerman: Clearwater, FL — Florida State University
Jonathan Principe: Cayey, Puerto Rico