The application cycle for the CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students program is now closed. Meet the recipients of the 2023 scholarship.
The CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will be awarded to five outstanding underrepresented minority (URM) students who have been accepted into a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program for the 2023-2024 (next) academic year OR were enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the PharmD degree program during the 2022-2023 (current) academic year. URM pharmacy students are identified as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selected awardees must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advancing the profession of pharmacy and patient care. Each awardee will receive a single $8,000 scholarship.
Goal of the Program
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and CVS Health are committed to fostering an inclusive community and promoting diversity of thought, background, perspective, and experience to advance pharmacy education and improve patient health. This scholarship is intended to promote and support a diverse population of student pharmacists who will care for an increasingly diverse population of patients as part of a health care team.
The CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will support the financial need of URM students who are entering into or recently enrolled in PharmD programs at AACP member institutions. The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial barriers and challenges for URM students who are pursuing a PharmD degree.
Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Students must be either
- 1) accepted into a PharmD program for the 2023 entering class OR
- 2) enrolled as a P1 PharmD student for the 2022 entering class.
- NOTE: Students enrolled in a 0-6 PharmD program as a P2 (out of P6) or a P3 (out of P6) student during the 2022-2023 (current) academic year are also eligible.
- Student must be a URM student. AACP identifies URM individuals in pharmacy as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Students must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession and patient care.
- GPA for current degree program must be 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Applicants from schools with other grading systems are still eligible to apply for the scholarship. Refer to Task 1 of the Application Sections below.
- Student must submit a completed application by the deadline.
- If a scholarship is awarded to an accepted (not yet enrolled) pharmacy student, the award will be granted to the institution after the individual has started classes in the PharmD program. These students will be ineligible to apply for this scholarship again in the future.
- Completed applications are due by June 1, 2023.
- Completed applications will be reviewed by July 14, 2023.
- Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 15, 2023.
- Funds will be forwarded to the student’s institution on or shortly after the start of class for Fall 2023.
- Additional information will be requested from awardees (e.g., photo) by September 1, 2023.
- AACP will announce the scholarship recipients on the AACP and Pharmacy Is Right for Me websites and social media in Fall 2023.
A single scholarship in the amount of $8,000 each will be awarded to five (5) outstanding URM students accepted into OR currently enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the PharmD program at the time of submission.
AACP will pay the scholarship funds for each awardee directly to the pharmacy college or school where the student has been accepted or is currently enrolled. Funds will be dispersed in fall 2023 after the 2023-2024 academic year begins. Each institution will exclusively apply the scholarship funds to the awardee’s tuition and/or fees.