2021-08-30: 2021 Amy A. Ross Scholarship Awarded to LaVinia Ray


“2021 Amy A. Ross Scholarship Awarded to LaVinia Ray”

Scholarships Awarded for LGBTQ Undergraduate Students in Bioscience


Out To Innovate Announces Amy A. Ross Scholarship in Bioscience

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LaVinia Ray, 2021 Amy A. Ross Bioscience Scholarship Recipient
Today, Out to Innovate is proud to announce the 2021 Amy A Ross Scholarship in Biosciences. LaVinia Ray is the winner of the 2021 Amy A. Ross Scholarship in Bioscience $2000 Scholarship. LaVinia is a histotechnology professional at Southern Research, where she contributes to a wide range of research topics spanning from HIV to COVID-19. In order to further her career and become a subject matter expert, she is completing a Bachelor’s degree at University of West Alabama. “I am so honored to receive the 2021 Amy A. Ross Scholarship in Bioscience. As a woman scientist and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have encountered many barriers to my growth and development, however one thing has held strong… my commitment to making the path an easier one for those who follow in my footsteps. We, as a community, must be a support systems for one another and I will honor the support this scholarship has given me by being a supportive of others.”

About Out To Innovate

Out To Innovate (formerly NOGLSTP) was established in 1980, incorporated in the state of California in 1991, and was granted IRS 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status in 1992. Out To Innovate is a professional society that educates and advocates for LGBTQ people in STEM. Out To Innovate presents educational symposia and workshops nationwide and fosters dialog with other professional societies, academia, and industry to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Out To Innovate is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, a member of the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute Presidential Advisory Project’s Coalition, a partner
with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, a partner of the Society for Women Engineers, and a founding member of the DiscoverE Diversity Council. For more information, visit the website at www.noglstp.org or contact scholarships@noglstp.org.