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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Supports S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities with Funding for Scholarships

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities received a $13,800 gift from Nephron Pharmaceuticals to support meal plan scholarships for Midlands students attending the school’s residential high school program.

“Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is so proud to support arts education in our state. I have seen first-hand the impact of an arts education on the mind of a scientist, and it’s a beautiful thing. Look at a trained violinist and a pharmaceutical product developer. Both pursuits require repetition, dedication, critical thinking and the ability to solve a problem from a variety of angles,” said Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals. “At Nephron, we’re always looking for critical thinkers and problem solvers, and that is why we are so passionate about supporting the arts as well as the sciences. We are proud to be a sponsor the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and I encourage my fellow CEOs to support arts education across our state. We’re playing the long game here, and we aim to win.”

Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals.

“While the Governor’s School for the Arts is a state-funded and tuition-free public high school, there are still meal plan fees that would present a financial barrier for many families if it weren’t for the support of our generous individual and corporate donors,” said Dr. Cedric Adderley, S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities president. “Thanks to Nephron Pharmaceuticals, our emerging artists can pursue their dreams without worrying about costs.”

While tuition is free for all students attending for the full school year, about 30 percent of Governor’s School for the Arts students receive financial assistance from the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation to pay for the $3,500 meal plan each year. This plan includes three meals per day for seven days per week during the nine-month school year. Nephron’s gift will provide meal plan scholarships to four Midlands students during the 2018-2019 school year. 

Currently, 52 of the Governor’s School for the Arts’ 236 high school students are from the Midlands region, including Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter counties. These students were selected based on their talents exhibited through a comprehensive application and audition process.

Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-professional training in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. As a public, residential high school, serving juniors and seniors, students refine their talents in a master-apprentice community while receiving a nationally recognized academic education. Summer programs are available to rising 7th-12th grade students. SCGSAH also serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations and schools. http://www.scgsah.org

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is headquartered in West Columbia, South Carolina. The state-of-the-art facility, industry-leading technology, and expert pharmacists and quality professionals make us a global leader in pharmaceutical manufacturing. We specialize in generic respiratory medications, blow-fill-seal technology, and product enhancements that promote safety. www.nephronpharm.com

The Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation serves South Carolina’s artistically talented students by raising revenues to bridge the gap between funds provided to the school through government appropriation and the actual cost of the educational opportunities the school provides to students. For more information, visit www.gsafoundation.net or call (864) 282-1570.

Featured photo provided by Governor’s School for the Arts.

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