The deadline for the 2019 AACP Walmart Scholars program is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET through the online portal. Read through the following page carefully and thoroughly and feel free to download the instructions for reference. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AACP Walmart Annual Meeting Scholarship Program (the Program) provides up to eighty-five (85) student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions a $1,000 scholarship to support registration and other meeting expenses for the student to attend and participate in the AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars.
AACP appreciates the challenges facing the colleges and schools of pharmacy in striving to ensure there are an adequate number of well-prepared individuals who aspire to join the faculties at our expanding number of 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 and Seminars.
Eligibility, Requirements, and Service to AACP
Graduate students, professional (doctoral) students, residents, and fellows, along with their faculty mentors, are eligible to apply for the travel scholarships. Previous Walmart Scholars are not eligible to apply as an applicant, however, are eligible to serve as a mentor for future Walmart Scholars programs.
*A faculty mentor may only apply with one mentee.*
Qualified applicants will meet the following requirements:
- must be enrolled in a professional pharmacy degree program or graduate program at an AACP regular or associate member institution,
- must also be an individual member of AACP,
- have a minimum of 3.0 GPA,
- be a United States citizen or permanent resident,
- and have a strong interest in enhancing their preparation for a career in academic pharmacy.
Note that an attempt is made to balance the number of award recipients per institution as much as possible.
An electronic evaluation form will be sent to all scholars during the Annual Meeting. Awardees must provide a final report to AACP on their experiences after the annual meeting and no later than August 1, 2019.
AACP leaders and staff will publicly acknowledge the pairs during the orientation and at other appropriate points in the 2019 Annual Meeting and Seminars to promote Walmart and AACP’s commitment to the recruitment and development of pharmacy faculty. Further, to assist with maximizing the experience of the scholarship pair to its fullest, logistics will be provided prior to the annual meeting that lists sessions that are both required and suggested to attend.
Walmart Scholars may also be invited, but not required, to participate in other AACP surveys, forums, or discussions during the Annual Meeting and/or throughout the year with the intent of advancing the profession and student engagement in the association.
The program will provide $1,000 annual conference scholarships to up to eighty-five student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the AACP Annual Meeting and the AACP Teachers Seminar in Chicago, Illinois from July 13-17, 2019. The scholarship is to cover 100% of the student’s cost to register for the 2019 AACP Annual Meeting and Teachers Seminar. Beyond registration costs, the recipient pair should apply the remainder of the scholarship to airfare, lodging, and other meeting expenses for the student, as the intent of the AACP Walmart Scholarship Program is to aid the student financially. AACP does not require a report from the student as to how they plan to spend the scholarship funds.
Based on previous Walmart Scholar comments and for economic reasons, we strongly suggest that scholars share a hotel room with other students or their faculty mentor at the annual meeting. Hotel information will be available by mid-April.