NACDS Foundation Scholarship awards are designed to support educational programs holding promise to:
- meaningfully improve community health outcomes and patient care through innovation;
- elevate and innovate pharmacy school curricula to reflect contemporary clinical practice; and/or
- foster and support education in under-represented populations.
Innovative and contemporary services and practices of interest for these scholarships, include, but are not limited to the following:
- Screenings/point-of-care testing – blood pressure, arrhythmias, blood sugar, cholesterol, renal health, ASCVD risk, pharmacogenomics, HIV, hepatitis C, influenza, strep throat, other health screenings
- Immunization clinics
- Collaborative patient care in coordination with the broader healthcare team
- Opioid crisis-related initiatives
- Long-acting injectable administration
- Transitions of care
- Chronic disease management and medical counseling services
Under-represented populations may include students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation to college students, students from low-income families and students with any history of overcoming adversity. The Foundation is interested in applications focusing on recruitment and retention of current pharmacy school students from diverse backgrounds as well as promoting diversity among college and post-secondary students who have expressed interest in the healthcare professions. Schools demonstrating measurable results from an active, diversity program will be most highly considered for the diversity-focused merit-based awards.
Scholarship applications should include a strong faculty lead and impact students through education and/or community-based engagement. Only projects that involve substantial student engagement will be considered. To apply for funding, applicants must upload a summary of their proposed project highlighting its purpose, timeline and budget using the templates provided.