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 2021-2022 academic year OR were enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the PharmD degree program during the 2020-2021 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 $7,000 scholarship.
Goal of the Program
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:
- Accepted applicants must be accepted into a PharmD program for the 2021-2022 academic year OR enrolled as a first year (P1) PharmD student during the 2020-2021 academic year at an ACPE pre-candidate, candidate, or accredited AACP member institution.
- NOTE: Students who are enrolled in a 0-6 program are eligible for consideration if they meet the following criteria: a P2 (out of P6) student or a P3 (out of P6) student during the 2020-2021 academic year.
- 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.
- Student must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession and patient care.
- GPA for current degree program must be 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Applicants from schools with other grading systems are still eligible to apply for the scholarship. See the Applicant Instructions section below for more information.
- 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 will be reviewed by August 2021.
- Scholarship recipients will be notified by September 1, 2021.
- Funds will be forwarded to the student's institution on or shortly after the start of class for Fall 2021.
- AACP will announce the scholarship recipients on the AACP and Pharmacy Is Right for Me websites and social media.
A single scholarship in the amount of $7,000 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 2021 after the 2021-2022 academic year begins. Each institution will exclusively apply the scholarship funds to the awardee’s tuition and/or fees.