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The NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program

Each year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Scholarship Program awards deserving U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy more than $200,000 for innovative educational programs that hold promise to improve patient outcomes. The 2018 award ceremony took place on April 23rd in Palm Beach, FL.

The Foundation was delighted to recognize eight winning schools with funding of $20,000 and $15,000 each, as well as provide smaller awards to pharmacy school deans from across the country for their participation. We congratulate the winners and look forward to reviewing the 2019 applications, each one providing insight into the future of U.S. pharmacy practice and patient care.

READ THE 2018 PRESS RELEASE

Merit-Based Scholarship Awards

The Merit-based Scholarship Awards are designed to support educational programs that hold promise to meaningfully improve patient care or advance innovative curriculum.

To apply for funding, applicants must upload a summary of their proposed project, three to five pages in length, highlighting its purpose, timeline and budget. Further instruction on how to apply will be provided when the application portal opens in January 2019.

Diversity Scholarship Awards

For the past two years, the NACDS Foundation has awarded Diversity Scholarships to accredited U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy. The funding has been provided through a grant meant to foster and support pharmacy education in under-represented populations.

To apply for funding, applicants must upload a summary of their proposed project, three to five pages in length, highlighting its purpose, timeline and budget. Further instruction on how to apply will be provided when the application portal opens in January 2019.

Application Rules

The application period for the NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program runs from mid-January through mid-March. Schools and colleges of pharmacy that are fully accredited by the application date are eligible to apply.

The number and size of the scholarship awards are determined each year by the amount raised for the program through the generous contributions from the Foundation’s donors.

Applications are reviewed by the Foundation’s academic scholarship assessment working group. Notifications will be made at the scholarship reception and dinner, which will be held during the NACDS Annual Meeting.

Meeting attendance is by invitation only and is non-transferrable. In addition, pharmacy school deans must be registered to attend the NACDS Annual Meeting for their institutions to be eligible to receive funding.

History and Milestones

The NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program began in 1997. In the past five years, the program has provided more than $1 million in funding to support innovative educational programs, thanks to the generous support of the Foundation’s benefactors.