AACP Expands Student Scholarship Program with Support from CVS Health

AACP Article

Increased scholarships and funding will help reduce financial barriers for pharmacy students hoping to make an impact in underserved communities.


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Contact: Maureen Thielemans, 703-408-6140

Arlington, Va.—The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is pleased to announce that the CVS Health/AACP Community Pharmacy Health Equity Award will be awarded to 21 outstanding student pharmacists who face financial barriers in pursuit of education including, but not limited to, those who identify as an underrepresented minority student, a student with a disability, or a student with a previous or current military service. Each awardee will receive a $20,000 scholarship, up from $8,000 awarded to five students in 2023.

The scholarship criteria have been expanded this year to include any student pharmacist enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the Pharm.D. degree program during the 2023-2024 academic year at an AACP member institution. Students enrolled in a 0-6 Pharm.D. program as a P3 (out of P6) student during the 2023-2024 (current) academic year are also eligible. The award is intended to support students with financial need who will advocate for the needs of patients, the profession, and the public, both within and outside healthcare settings. Applications will be accepted until June 16.

“AACP is committed to fostering a diverse pharmacy workforce that will advance the profession and improve patient care,” said Lee Vermeulen, B.S.Pharm, M.S., FCCP, FFIP, Executive Vice President and CEO of AACP. “We are grateful for our partnership with CVS Health and for their help in meeting the financial needs of students who will provide quality care to patients in communities that are too often underserved and suffer health disparities.”

For more information about the CVS Health/AACP Community Pharmacy Health Equity Award visit the AACP website