Caitlin Blanchard, an Oakville High School senior, has been awarded the Steven C. Beering Scholarship from Purdue University Honors College. The scholarship covers the full educational expenses for a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and either a doctorate, or a professional degree in medicine, veterinary medicine or pharmacy.
Blanchard plans to pursue degrees in pharmacy and a career in pharmaceutical research.
“I have Tourette Syndrome, so I have experience with different indirect medications since there’s none that can actually treat it straight on,” Caitlin said.
“I’ve had a very difficult time dealing with it, and it has impacted me socially, too.
“If there is anything I can do to help lessen the pain for future generations, I am more than willing to do it.”