Watson Receives Novus Scholarship from Missouri Colleges Fund
|12/18/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Lucas Watson of Louisiana, Mo., is the recipient of a scholarship from the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of his efforts and achievements at William Woods University.
Money for the scholarship came from Novus International, which donated $16,000 to MCF, providing 16 scholarships of $1,000 each to qualified students majoring in a science-related discipline.
Missouri Colleges Funds assists private colleges and universities in Missouri by working with private donors to secure scholarship opportunities.
Watson is a senior at William Woods, majoring in biology/pre-medicine with minors in chemistry, physical science and Spanish. He is studying abroad this semester at Universisdad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo in Guayuquil, Ecuador.
A member of many campus organizations, Watson is chair of President’s Twenty, president of Beta Beta Beta biology honor society and an active member of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha. He is also active in the community, where he averages 25 hours of community service a semester and has helped raise money for foundations such as the Scleroderma Foundation.
Watson also has conducted research on tick-borne pathogens such as Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia lonestari found in Missouri ticks.
He hopes to continue his education after graduation and pursue his medical degree.