AACP Walmart Scholars Program

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The 2020 AACP Walmart Scholars Program is now closed. Information about future Walmart Scholars Programs will be posted as soon as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact walmartscholars@aacp.org.


AACP and Walmart are committed to helping colleges and schools of pharmacy ensure there is an adequate number of well-prepared individuals who aspire to join the faculties at our institutions across the country. The goal of the scholarship program is to strengthen the recipient’s skills and commitment to a career in academic pharmacy through their participation at the AACP Annual Meeting.

In 2019, AACP celebrated the fifteenth year of the Walmart Scholarship Fund. The program, funded by Walmart, provided $1,000 scholarships to students from AACP member institutions to attend two AACP seminars in Chicago with a faculty mentor. The scholarship covered 100% of the student’s cost to register for the 2019 AACP Annual Meeting and Teachers Seminar. Beyond registration costs, the recipient pair applied the remainder of the scholarship money to airfare, lodging, and other meeting expenses for the student.

Graduate students, professional (doctoral) students, residents and fellows, along with their faculty mentors, are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Please note that an attempt is made to balance the number of award recipients per institution, as much as possible. P1 & P2 students and previous AACP Walmart Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply. Previous Walmart Scholars are encouraged to serve as a mentor for future Walmart Scholars programs.

Letters from both the student and the faculty member are required to demonstrate both parties have a strong interest in enhancing their preparation for a career in academic pharmacy, as well as an essay from the student on academic pharmacy. Applications for the program are due in February of each year, pending program sponsorship.

AACP Walmart Scholars Program Recipients

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2020 Scholars
2020 Walmart Scholar Recipients
  1. Taha Alhayani, University of Cincinnati
    Faculty Mentor: Patricia Wigle
  2. Precious A. Anyanwu, University of Houston
    Faculty Mentor: Damien R. Fisher
  3. Ashley N. Asbell, University of Georgia
    Faculty Mentor: Anne Misher
  4. Ani A. Avoundjian, University of Southern California
    Faculty Mentor: Rebecca M. Romero
  5. Carrie N. Baker, Campbell University
    Faculty Mentor: Riley Bowers
  6. Jordan T. Brooks, University of California, San Francisco
    Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Hsia
  7. Monique Busacay, Roseman University of Health Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Velliyur Viswesh
  8. Joel B. Castillo, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Faculty Mentor: Lauren M. Caldas
  9. Madeleine Ciobanu, University of New England
    Faculty Mentor: Gurkishan Chadha
  10. Emily Clemens, Purdue University
    Faculty Mentor: Chelsea Baker
  11. Maricar Conson, University of North Texas Health Science Center
    Faculty Mentor: Meredith Howard
  12. Jasmine S. Corn, University of Georgia
    Faculty Mentor: Michelle B. McElhannon
  13. Lindsay A. Courtney, University of Colorado
    Faculty Mentor: Sarah L. Anderson
  14. Shawnée N. Daniel, University of Maryland
    Faculty Mentor: Kristine A. Parbuoni
  15. Austin J. Dillon, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth A. Cady
  16. Corey V. Dinunno, University of Connecticut
    Faculty Mentor: Marissa Salvo
  17. Abigail T. Elmes, Northeastern University
    Faculty Mentor: Michael P. Conley
  18. Kelsey D. Frederick, The University of Tennessee
    Faculty Mentor: Nancy Hart
  19. Sarah E. Gentry, East Tennessee State University
    Faculty Mentor: Nicholas E. Hagemeier
  20. Alexander Gidal, Medical College of Wisconsin
    Faculty Mentor: Michael W. Nagy
  21. Ashley C. Godwin, University of South Carolina
    Faculty Mentor: Tessa J. Hastings
  22. Jessica S. Goldsworthy, Ferris State University
    Faculty Mentor: Katie L. Axford
  23. Matthew E. Gotfryd, University of Colorado
    Faculty Mentor: Gina Moore
  24. Tiffany L. Gurley, West Coast University
    Faculty Mentor: Jessica M. Louie
  25. Nicole Hahn, Concordia University Wisconsin
    Faculty Mentor: Jordan Wulz
  26. Macey R. Hanel, North Dakota State University
    Faculty Mentor: Natasha Petry
  27. DeeAnna M. Hanson, North Dakota State University
    Faculty Mentor: Jeanne E. Frenzel
  28. Elizabeth B. Hearn, The University of Mississippi
    Faculty Mentor: Meagan A. Brown
  29. Matthew J. Holt, South College (TN)
    Faculty Mentor: Eytan Klausner
  30. Marcia E. Hooks, Wingate University
    Faculty Mentor: Kimberly L. Nealy
  31. Tamera D. Hughes, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Faculty Mentor: Stefanie P. Ferreri
  32. Adam Hussain, Howard University
    Faculty Mentor: Salome Weaver
  33. Gursimran Kaur, University of Utah
    Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Bald
  34. Jennifer Ko, University of Pittsburgh
    Faculty Mentor: Sharon E. Connor
  35. Danny J. Lee, Marshall B. Ketchum University
    Faculty Mentor: Nhu Quyen Dau
  36. Darryl D. Lewis, Shenandoah University
    Faculty Mentor: Mark S. Johnson
  37. Chris K. Lim, Keck Graduate Institute
    Faculty Mentor: Talia Puzantian
  38. Chelsey K. Llayton, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Faculty Mentor: Abigale T. Matulewicz
  39. Mackenzie A. Lloyd, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
    Faculty Mentor: Mate Soric
  40. Patricia Alyana D. Maglalang, University of Minnesota
    Faculty Mentor: James C. Cloyd
  41. Rebecca M. Maloney, East Tennessee State University
    Faculty Mentor: Sarah T. Melton
  42. Ashley I. Martinez, The University of Kentucky
    Faculty Mentor: Patricia R. Freeman
  43. Keri A. Mastro, Binghamton University - SUNY
    Faculty Mentor: Wesley D. Kufel
  44. Cassidi C. McDaniel, Auburn University
    Faculty Mentor: Chiahung E. Chou
  45. Courtney P. McDonald, Auburn University
    Faculty Mentor: Katelin M. Lisenby
  46. Nick Miles, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Faculty Mentor: Daniel L. Austin
  47. Mikayla Mills, University of Utah
    Faculty Mentor: Hanna Raber
  48. Nita Mukand, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Faculty Mentor: Rosalyn Vellurattil
  49. Logan T. Murry, The University of Iowa
    Faculty Mentor: Matthew J. Witry
  50. Martha M. Ndungu, University of Pittsburgh
    Faculty Mentor: Lauren J. Jonkman
  51. Nicholas R. Nelson, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Faculty Mentor: Denise H. Rhoney
  52. Jenny Q. Nguyen, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston, MA
    Faculty Mentor: Roseann S. Gammal
  53. Tiffany Nguyen, Chapman University
    Faculty Mentor: Jelena Lewis
  54. Kristina Nikl, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Faculty Mentor: Paul O. Gubbins
  55. Kate Norville, Union University
    Faculty Mentor: Ashok Philip
  56. Emily V. Olivier, The University of Tennessee
    Faculty Mentor: Dawn E. Havrda
  57. Megan M. Pantos, Western New England University
    Faculty Mentor: Joshua J. Spooner
  58. Jonathan J. Park, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia
    Faculty Mentor: Xinyu Wang
  59. Rachel Parry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Faculty Mentor: Casey Tak
  60. Shikha P. Patel, Mercer University
    Faculty Mentor: Carla L. Winkles
  61. Jessica S. Roller, Medical University of South Carolina
    Faculty Mentor: Kristy L. Brittain
  62. Andrew Y. Rubio, The University of Texas at Austin
    Faculty Mentor: Justina Lipscomb
  63. Engie Salama, University of California, San Diego
    Faculty Mentor: Jeremiah D. Momper
  64. Laura A. Salemi, The University of Oklahoma
    Faculty Mentor: Peter Johnson
  65. Jessica Samuel, Butler University
    Faculty Mentor: Darin C. Ramsey
  66. Ann M. Shangraw, The University of Arizona
    Faculty Mentor: Jeannie K. Lee
  67. Joy Snyder, St. John Fisher College
    Faculty Mentor: Christine Birnie
  68. Wesley P. Sparkmon, The University of Mississippi
    Faculty Mentor: Erin Holmes
  69. Yodit Teklu, Northeastern University
    Faculty Mentor: Jenny Van Amburgh
  70. Mary M. Thannisch, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Benjamin S. Teeter
  71. Shelby S. Tungate, The University of Kentucky
    Faculty Mentor: Holly Divine
  72. Jesse W. Upton, Drake University
    Faculty Mentor: Lynn E. Kassel
  73. Kira E. Voyer, University at Buffalo - SUNY
    Faculty Mentor: Raymond Cha
  74. Tyler R. Walsh, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Megan Smith
  75. Jillian Walters, Samford University
    Faculty Mentor: Bernadette D'Souza
  76. Jessica Wearden, Palm Beach Atlantic University
    Faculty Mentor: Amy Henneman
  77. Melissa L. Weingartner, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
    Faculty Mentor: Daniel J. Ventricelli
  78. Drew A. Wells, Union University
    Faculty Mentor: Kim M. Jones
  79. Sarah E. Wheeler, Medical College of Wisconsin
    Faculty Mentor: Rachel Kavanaugh
  80. Brooke Witmer, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
    Faculty Mentor: Angela L. Bingham
  81. Andrew A. Yabusaki, Washington State University
    Faculty Mentor: Kyle Frazier
  82. Janie Yu, California Northstate University
    Faculty Mentor: Eman Atef
  83. Boris K. Zhang, Washington State University
    Faculty Mentor: Connie Remsberg
  84. Celine M. Zhong, University of Houston
    Faculty Mentor: Austin De La Cruz
  85. Matty M. Zimmerman, Thomas Jefferson University
    Faculty Mentor: Cynthia A. Sanoski
2019 Walmart Scholar Recipients
  1. Omolola A. Adeoye, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Margie E. Snyder
  2. Katherine M. Alfond, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Danielle M. Miller
  3. John E. Andraos, Chapman University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Laressa Bethishou
  4. Kofi Atta-Boateng, Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Julie Truong
  5. Oleg A. Bederman, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Helen C. Park
  6. Ashley A. Bill, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies
    Faculty Mentor: Ola Ghoneim
  7. Ashley Blanchette, Wayne State University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Lynette R. Moser
  8. Kaylin Braekevelt, Wayne State University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Sheila Wilhelm
  9. Alina Cernasev, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jon C. Schommer
  10. Sophia M. Cothrel, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Kim C. Coley
  11. Lisa A. Daniel, University of Cincinnati The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Brad Hein
  12. Emily C. Darst, Washington State University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Damianne Brand-Eubanks
  13. Banibrata Das, Wayne State University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Opal Bacon
  14. Brandy R. Davis, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Kimberly B. Garza
  15. Keri L. DePatis, Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Amy Henneman
  16. Neeloufar Fakourfar, Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Emmanuelle Schwartzman
  17. Lorin J. Fisher, The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Michelle Fravel
  18. Lauren R. Ford, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Amy M. Franks
  19. Meredith Frey, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Amanda Margolis
  20. Ansley M. Gayle, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Lori Duke
  21. Stephanie G. Giang, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Kim W. Benner
  22. Nicole G. Griffith, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: P. Brandon Bookstaver
  23. Parna Haghparast, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Damien Fisher
  24. Lauren N. Hammond, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jessica W. Skelley
  25. Kiersi S. Harmon, The University of Texas at Tyler Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth A. Cook
  26. Emma C. Hatfield, The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Nick Messinger
  27. Gladys T. Heard, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Taylor D. Steuber
  28. Tina Ho, University of California, San Diego School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Renu F. Singh
  29. Taylor J. Hodle, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jennifer M. Malinowski
  30. Bethannee C. Horn, Union University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Ashok Philip
  31. Christopher T. Houpt, High Point University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Courtney L. Bradley
  32. Connor J. Hummel, Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Lindsay Saum
  33. Hajer G. Ibrahim, Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Hyma P. Gogineni
  34. Ashley B. Jatczak, Sullivan University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Kimberly G. Elder
  35. Chad R. Johnson, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Andrew Coop
  36. Timothy W. Jones, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Andrea S. Newsome
  37. Jacob M. Keck, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Joseph E. Deweese
  38. Tyler M. Kiles, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Matthew Wanat
  39. Delaney M. Laham, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    Faculty Mentor: Kevin T. Fuji
  40. Nichelle M. Logan, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Cynthia Moreau
  41. Whitney J. Ly, University of the Sciences Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Angela L. Bingham
  42. Jessica Lyons, Howard University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Miranda Law
  43. Taylor C. Mattox, Union University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Sean R. King
  44. Madison G. McConnell, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Susan M. Meyer
  45. Tyler C. Melton, East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Nicholas E. Hagemeier
  46. Michaela M. Metts, The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Teresa H. Truong
  47. Micah E. Miller, Washington State University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Christina Buchman
  48. Clark W. Moehlenbrock, The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Hibah Awwad
  49. Miriam B. Morkos, Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Joshua A. Garcia
  50. E. Michael Murphy, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Katherine A. Kelley
  51. Julie T. Nguyen, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Hsia
  52. Kenny Nguyen, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Claire A. Latiolais
  53. Melissa P. ONeal, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Scott Sutton
  54. Lindsey N. Parmelee, University of New England College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Gurkishan Chadha
  55. Priya S. Patel, Chapman University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Souhiela Fawaz
  56. Natalie Peng, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Catherine L. Oswald
  57. Ngoc-Yen T. Pham, The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Gretchen M. Ray
  58. Lauren E. Pohl, The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jordan M. Ballou
  59. Jordan H. Rice, The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Peggy Piascik
  60. Jessica M. Robinson, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Stefanie Ferreri
  61. Madison E. Salam, Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Christopher Wisniewski
  62. Aaron J. Salwan, East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Sarah T. Melton
  63. Britney A. Satow, California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Ashim Malhotra
  64. Brandy R. Seignemartin, Washington State University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jennifer C. Miller
  65. Leah A. Selznick, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Lauren M. Caldas
  66. Timothy G. Shan, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jessina C. McGregor
  67. Whitney M. Simerlein, Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Kristy L. Brittain
  68. Magdalena M. Siodlak, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Andrea Porter
  69. Laura K. Sjoquist, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Nicole P. Reitter
  70. Tanja Skakavac, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Bryan J. Zobeck
  71. Lea M. Stitzlein, The University of Findlay School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Richard W. Dudley
  72. Jenna Summerlin, Union University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Kim Jones
  73. Shelby Swartzentruber, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy - Bradenton
    Faculty Mentor: Michael Mueller
  74. Laura M. Tidmore, The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Tammy L. Lambert
  75. Kyler A. Tormey, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Leticia Moczygemba
  76. Cassandra D. Votruba, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Mary Hayney
  77. Andrew N. Wakefield, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Alex N. Isaacs
  78. Kyle A. Walburg, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jody L. Lounsbery
  79. Jessica A. Ward, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Zachary N. Jenkins
  80. Taylor L. Watterson, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Michelle Chui
  81. Andrew J. Webb, The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Katherine K. Orr
  82. Shelby M. Wilkinson, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Jessica S. Triboletti
  83. James Young, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Evelyn R. Hermes-DeSantis
  84. Ashley M. Zupancic, Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy
    Faculty Mentor: Michelle Musser