Women's League of Science and Medicine hosts awards luncheon

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The Women's League of Science and Medicine awarded 21 scholarships Saturday to deserving students at a ceremony in the Flatlands.

The event was the organization's 57th annual awards luncheon. It has provided nearly 800 scholarships so far.

This year's theme was education.

Founded in 1960, the Women's League of Science and Medicine provides scholarships to students all over the tristate area.

Over the past five and a half decades, the organization has grown in size and continues encouraging the next generation of thinkers. The awards are given to high school, college and graduate students who have excelled in academics and are seeking to pursue their careers in fields ranging from medicine to science technology, law and more.

"They helped me through my transition into college. They definitely call me and my mother to make sure that I am OK and that I am accomplishing all that I need to," says three-time scholarship recipient Olivia Okeke. "They are definitely very supportive and they are a very big part of my support team and I am grateful."

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