There is an external scholarship opportunity available through the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company. The Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship will award up to twenty scholarships nationwide, with each recipient receiving a $2,500 scholarship. This scholarship would be applied to the 2020-21 academic year (next year).
The Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship program supports a core belief of Pharmacists Mutual that independent community pharmacies and pharmacy service in underserved communities are critically important to the nation’s healthcare system and to the pharmacy profession.
To be eligible to apply for the 2020-21 Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current P2 or P3 pharmacy student that will be a P3 or P4 pharmacy student in the 2020-21 academic year
- Eligible students must plan to practice in the following:
- an independent or small chain community pharmacy, or
- an underserved geographic or cultural community, preferably in an independent or small chain community pharmacy
Interested students must submit an electronic application, college transcript, letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor, and an essay describing your interest in practicing in an independent or small chain community setting, or in an underserved community. Your essay should describe steps that you have taken to prepare for your chosen practice setting.
To apply, students should complete the scholarship application and submit the required documents. The application deadline is Dec. 2, 2019.
A Pharmacist Mutual panel will review the scholarship applications to select the recipients. Notifications to the recipients will be made in March 2020.
Best of luck to those you apply! I would strongly encourage all eligible students to apply!
-Submitted by Sarah Moore