The CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will consist of five scholarships given to outstanding underrepresented minority students accepted into a PharmD program for the 2020-2021 academic year OR are or were enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the PharmD program during the 2019–2020 academic year. Selected awardees must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advancing the profession of pharmacy and patient care. Each recipient will receive a single $8,000 scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial barriers and challenges for underrepresented minority (URM) students who are pursuing a PharmD degree.
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Completed applications are due by July 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. HT
(July 2, 2020 at 5:59 a.m. ET).
Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must be accepted into a PharmD program for the 2020-2021 academic year OR are or were enrolled as a first year (P1) PharmD student in the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year.
- Student must be an underrepresented minority (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. See Part 2: GPA Verification for more information.
- Student must submit a completed application by the deadline.
A single scholarship in the amount of $8000 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 2020 after the 2020-2021 academic year begins. Each institution will exclusively apply the scholarship funds to the awardee’s tuition and/or fees.
- Scholarship recipients will be notified by early-August
- Funds will be forwarded to the student's institution on or shortly after the start of class for Fall 2020.
- AACP will announce the scholarship recipients on the AACP and Pharmacy is Right for Me websites and social media channels.