Scholarships Awarded to Nine Students Affected by Dermatologic Conditions
LAVAL, Quebec, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) and its dermatology business, Ortho Dermatologics, one of the largest prescription dermatology health care businesses, today announced the recipients of their 2021 Aspire Higher scholarship program. The program, which began in 2012, will award nine students who have been treated for a dermatologic condition with a scholarship of up to $10,000 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate degrees.
“For nine years, Ortho Dermatologics has supported students in achieving their higher education goals through our Aspire Higher scholarship program. Beyond the demands of their schooling and extracurricular activities, these students have also had to manage the burden of living with a skin condition,” said Scott Hirsch, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Bausch Health, and president, Ortho Dermatologics. “The stories our 2021 scholarship recipients shared with us are inspiring, and we are honored to provide them with this award to recognize their achievements and help them pursue their academic aspirations.”
The 2021 honorees were chosen from nearly 150 applications and were selected in part due to their essays overviewing their educational journeys while living with dermatologic conditions and the role a health care professional played in treating the condition. The applications were judged by an…