Seven Student Pharmacists Awarded Walmart Health Equity Scholarship

AACP Article

Financial support will help students’ educational commitment to serving rural or underserved communities upon graduation.


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Contact: Maureen Thielemans, 703-408-6140

Arlington, Va.—The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has selected 7 individuals as recipients of the Walmart Health Equity Scholarship for Pharmacy Students recognizing their leadership, academic success, and a commitment to serving rural or medically underserved patient populations upon graduation.

Now in its second year, the goal of the scholarship program is to promote and support a diverse population of student pharmacists who will advance health equity. Each awardee will receive a single $5,000 scholarship.

The 2023 Walmart Health Equity Scholarship Recipients are:

  • Brittney Henry, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Anisha Jackson, Samford University
  • Daeundra Jordan, University of Georgia
  • Maegan (Bethany) Lamb, University of South Carolina
  • Naomi Davis, Purdue University
  • Joseph Chen, University of Pittsburgh
  • Cara Milch, Touro College of Pharmacy

“AACP and Walmart share a commitment to supporting diverse learner and patient populations, said AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Lee Vermeulen, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FCCP, FFIP. “Thanks to Walmart’s generosity, these seven exceptional students will have an opportunity to advance health equity by serving medically underserved communities after graduation.”

In their application essays, recipients described their personal attributes and life experiences, and how they will contribute to efforts to promote health equity throughout their pharmacy career.