SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H.D. Smith and the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas on Monday awarded the inaugural H. D. Smith & NAPPSA Scholarship to Oreoluwa Adedoyin.
Pharmacy students affiliated with the NAPPSA vied for a $1,000 scholarship as a part of an inaugural program sponsored by H. D. Smith for NAPPSA’s qualifying student members. “This scholarship program promotes a bright future for our young Nigerian pharmacists and brings our partnership with H. D. Smith to a new level,” stated Emmanuel Ezirim, NAPPSA board member and business to business coordinator.
“We are pleased to offer this program through our partnership with NAPPSA to recognize the efforts of promising and accomplished pharmacy students who will impact the future of community pharmacy,” Rob Meriweather, H. D. Smith director national accounts retail sales, said.
Eligible applicants were required to be enrolled in a Pharm.D. or graduate program relevant to pharmaceutical sciences in a university in the United States and had to be considered in good standing as defined by the educational institution. Applicants were asked to provide an essay reflecting on why the applicant believed he or she should be selected.
Oreoluwa Adedoyin of the University of Kentucky was awarded the scholarship. Oreoluwa is studying Pharmaceutical Sciences and holds a GPA above 3.85. She will use the funds towards school materials and to attend the 2014 NAPPSA meeting.
“We believe that Oreoluwa emulates all the desired aspects of the winner, and more importantly, that of a community pharmacist of the future,” noted Adeboye Adejare, chairman of the NAPPSA Scholarship Award Committee.