NACDS Foundation awards 58 scholarships, plans $750,000 more in grants

February 7, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has awarded 58 scholarships – totaling $190,000 – to pharmacy schools representing 42 colleges and schools of pharmacy, the foundation announced.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has awarded 58 scholarships – totaling $190,000 – to pharmacy students representing 42 colleges and schools of pharmacy, the foundation announced.

The foundation also launched its second wave of funding through the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP), which will award an additional $750,000 in grants to support 15 new residencies for recent pharmacy graduates.

The NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Program identifies and recognizes the next generation of pharmacy leaders, according to the foundation.

“These students exemplify 1 of the key missions of the NACDS Foundation in supporting continuing education programs that focus on patient-centered care in the community pharmacy setting,” NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger said. 

Among the scholarships awarded were:

The Leonard J. DeMino Pharmacy Student Scholarships: Scott Beeman of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Sarah Thune of Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The Edmond Fougera Scholarships: Kyle Burcher of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, and Natasha Petry of North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences.

The Taro Research Foundation Scholarships: Laurin Dixon of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Laura Lourenco of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston Campus.

The Teva Pharmaceuticals Robert J. Bolger Scholarships:  Logan Fiscus of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Louchard Lamothe of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy.

To view a full list of the pharmacy scholarship winners, click here.   

Community PREP aims to fund 30 fully accredited post-graduate community pharmacy residencies through grants to non-profit and public academic institutions.

An independent review committee comprised of representatives from the NACDS Foundation, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and the American Pharmacists Association determine grant recipients. Applications will be accepted through June 1.

To view the NACDS Foundation Community PREP application, click here.