Last fall, PEF’s Philadelphia Scholars partnership with the Almac Group expanded with a second STEM major student. Among all College Access Program graduates planning to study STEM, Daniarkos “Dani” Pierre emerged as the winner of the Almac Group Scholarship.
Dani was a student at Olney High School, and a first-generation immigrant from Haiti confronted the dual challenges of navigating a new country without her parents and being the first in her family to pursue higher education. Her affiliation with PEF’s College Access Program (CAP) not only provided her with essential academic support and guidance but also surrounded her with a dedicated team of caring professionals who had a pivotal impact in helping her realize her educational aspirations.
Her outstanding academics and recommendations earned her up to $20,000 each year as a recipient of the Almac Group Scholarship. Dani recently concluded her first college semester with a 4.0 at Montclair State where she’s majoring in Biology.
Over Dani’s winter break in December of 2023, the Almac team invited her to visit their Souderton facility and meet the directors of their lab, business, and training operations.
With U.S. headquarters in Souderton, PA, Northern Ireland’s Almac Group is an international drug development service provider. Through this partnership with PEF, Almac supports exceptional students – like Dani – with economic need get the college education required to join the STEM workforce or pursue advanced degrees.