NACDS Foundation boosts scholarships by 14%

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation officially announced 93 recipients of its annual pharmacy student scholarship program on Monday.

This year, the scholarships –– totaling $196,000 –– were awarded to pharmacy students representing 59 colleges and schools of pharmacy in 29 states and the District of Columbia. This is a 14% increase from 2008, when the NACDS Foundation awarded 85 pharmacy student scholarships totaling $172,000.

The NACDS Foundation pharmacy student scholarship program supports the academic development of pharmacy students, who are dedicated to improving the general public health and have expressed an interest in community pharmacy practice.

“These scholarships are a fitting tribute to the industry’s past and its firm commitment to its future,” said NACDS Foundation president Edith Rosato. “It is with sincere gratitude that –– on behalf of these 93 students –– I thank the generous benefactors of the NACDS Foundation for their support of pharmacy education and patient health.”

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