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SUA's Garr Chosen for 2022 P&G Resident Scholar Program

Lena Garr

Saint Ursula Academy is proud to share that rising junior Lena Garr ’24 of Covedale was selected to participate in the 2022 Procter and Gamble Resident Scholar Program (RSP). P&G’s Resident Scholar Program is a job shadow experience in the areas of science and engineering and gives talented students the opportunity to network with established professionals in the field.  
The P&G Resident Scholar Program (RSP) is a unique job shadowing experience designed to expose exceptional minority high school students to careers leveraging a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) degree. Program participants are exposed to the exciting world of Research & Development at P&G. They have the opportunity to visit one of our Cincinnati technical. Through hands-on experience, they have opportunities to interact with scientists and engineers across the company. By the completion of the one-day program, participants leave with a better understanding of (1) Applying a STEM background to research, (2) Working cooperatively in a team, and (3) Building a consumer product. The RSP experience continues through high school graduation with opportunities for training, mentoring, and leadership development, including opportunities to return to P&G as summer interns.
Lena Garr shared why she is excited about the program, “I am most looking forward to seeing how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics work in products we use every day! Knowing that Procter and Gamble is a huge company that produces products everyone uses, I believe this opportunity will inspire me to focus my major in college and better my future career options.”
She says she is excited to spend this time in an area that can spark her interest.  “I am so glad Saint Ursula let me know about this program so I could apply,” said Ms. Garr. I believe our science department has done a great job of showing us how science and formulas are used in products and to see it all come together will be a great opportunity.”
Her tip for other aspiring STEM students, “I highly encourage anyone who might be interested in this program to register for this opportunity because you might end up doing something in your future you never even thought about!”
In order to apply for the RSP program, qualified applicants must be in high school entering sophomore or junior year, and interested in pursuing a career in STEM. They must complete an essay describing why they want to be a participant in the P&G Resident Scholar Program, and share what experiences they expect to gain that would further their interest in pursuing a STEM degree. Applicants must also meet minimum academic grade requirements.