A new scholarship is being offered to students at Rock Island High School who are interested in pursuing a college degree in a science field. Seattle-based food safety law firm Marler Clark made a $25,000 contribution to the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation in October to foster student interest in a career in science.
Marler Clark works nationwide on behalf of victims of foodborne illness, and assisted many Rock Island and Milan residents in the 2009 outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) traced to a Milan McDonald’s restaurant.
“Foodborne illness outbreaks can affect a great many people,” said Marler Clark managing partner Bill Marler. “With this donation, we want to encourage young minds to consider science, in the hopes that the next generation can improve food safety for all of us.”
Robert Mason, Principal of Rock Island High School, feels the scholarship will provide a positive incentive for students. “It is our sincere desire for students at Rock Island High School who are interested in pursuing a college degree in the science field to take advantage of this generous opportunity.”
The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation, founded in 1986 to provide for expanded academic opportunities for Rock Island and Milan students, manages 11 scholarships for graduating seniors at Rock Island High School. For more information about the scholarship criteria, visit www.rockislandeducationfoundat...