Walgreens Sponsors Diversity Pharmacy Scholarship

by Josiah Clemons, Public Relations Writer

The Cedarville School of Pharmacy is highly commended for academic prowess in cutting edge research. Now it has the help of a chain pharmacy to promote diversity within the program, with the goal of allowing students from diverse backgrounds to pursue academic studies in pharmacy. 

The Walgreens Corporation recently donated $10,000 to formally begin a renewable scholarship for students of diverse backgrounds who are enrolled in the University’s doctor of pharmacy program. The scholarship will be an award up to $3,000 per year to a selected student who meets the standards for the scholarship and who maintains the GPA requirements.

“Walgreens has shown support in the past to increase diversity in health sciences programs at institutions of higher learning,” said Marc Sweeney, Pharm. D., dean of the School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University.  “It has typically advocated on behalf of minority students in professional pharmacy programs and we’re very pleased to partner with them.” 

In addition to this award, the school of pharmacy also provides several other scholarships and opportunities for incoming and current students. This includes the competitive pharmacy scholarships of up to $15,000 (one award), up to $10,000 (two awards), and up to $5,000 (three awards), and the preferred admission award ($1,000 per year.)

Cedarville University, located east of Dayton, Ohio, has 3,459 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. A Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs, Cedarville is recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.