ISPE-CaSA Jane Brown Scholarship Program


    Jane Brown


    The ISPE-CaSA Chapter established a scholarship fund in 2015 to encourage students who seek a career in the life sciences industry. Jane Brown was a Past-President of the CaSA Chapter and past ISPE Chairman.

    Jane helped establish the first ever CaSA ISPE Student Chapters within our Chapter at North Carolina State University and Campbell University Student Chapters in 1995.

    The scholarship is open to CaSA Student Chapter members enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate field of study at an accredited university or college. Over the years, we have awarded one to two scholarships to deserving candidates based on their scholarship application, ISPE involvement and contributions, academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and essay.

    Our scholarship judges have ranged from former student chapter members, industry advisors to our student chapters, and those with a personal stake to support our future leaders of industry. We now utilize the CaSA Board of Directors, who all represent local owner companies, to served on the judging panel for the Jane Brown CaSA ISPE Scholarship.

    The 2023 Scholarship winner(s) were announced at our 30th Annual Life Sciences Technology Conference on February 28, 2023, in Raleigh, NC. 

    Wendy Haines is the ISPE-CaSA Scholarship Sub-Committee Chair. Contact her if you have questions regarding the scholarship at




    More about Jane Brown

    Jane's contributions to ISPE are immeasurable. In 2011 she was awarded the James B. Purdy  Distinguished Achievement award for her consistent, dedicated and passionate service to ISPE over a period of 18 years.  Since joining the Society in 1993, Ms. Brown served in numerous leadership roles, culminating in chairing the Board for ISPE's Carolina South Atlantic Chapter in 1999, and ultimately serving as Chair of ISPE's International Board of Directors in 2007.  She is perhaps best known for her selfless work in developing programs and raising awareness on behalf of ISPE students and the young professionals movement.  Her efforts to charter the first student chapters across the organization have specifically helped CaSA grow to the exceptional group of students, young professionals, and professionals we have today.