APhA Foundation Names 2023 Scholarship Recipients

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced the 2023 recipients of its APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program. A record 25 student pharmacists received scholarships this year to assist in completing their pharmacy degrees. The scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic accomplishments and leadership skills determined by their participation in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

“We are pleased to support this year’s APhA Foundation Scholarship recipients in the ongoing development of their leadership skills and acumen for forging new innovations within the pharmacy profession,” said APhA Foundation Executive Director and SVP, Research & Innovation, Benjamin Bluml, RPh. “Our scholarships are a core element of the APhA Foundation’s programmatic, mission-driven offerings and we are proud to support each recipient’s efforts as they endeavor to improve the health of those they serve!”

The 2023 APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recipients are:

Ellie Balken: South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, APhA Foundation Scholarship                     

Tia Belvin: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Natalie Certo Scholarship         

Joseph  Chen: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Juan and Esperanza Luna Scholarship                       

Tiffany Dinh: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship

Rachel Dittrich:  Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, Sam Kalman Scholarship      

Samantha Freiter: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Boyle Family Scholarship

Allison  Eppenauer:  University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Robert D. Gibson Scholarship

Maria Gonzalez:  Ferris State University College of Pharmacy,  Menighan Leadership Scholarship

Taliesha Hart: Union University College of Pharmacy, Mary Munson Runge Scholarship            

Shiyar Kapan: Rutgers University Post-Doctoral Fellow U.S. Medical Affairs, Pfizer Hospital, Ton Hoek Scholarship

Miao Lai: University of Utah College of Pharmacy, Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship

Ngoc Phuong Mai Le: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, Elizabeth K. Keyes Scholarship

Madison Noble: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Gloria Francke Scholarship

Michael Nome: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Hamilton, Harris, And Tucker APhA-ASP Chapter President Scholarship

Catherine Palmer: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Marvin & Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship           

Cristian Rodriquez: Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy,  Theodore G. Tong Scholarship              

Shay Roth: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Menighan Leadership Scholarship

Hanna   Rowell: The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship

Danny Schreiber: University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy,  Charles C. Thomas Scholarship     

CharLeigh Steverson: University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Mary Louise Andersen Scholarship

Josuah Tilus: Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, Tery Baskin Scholarship                       

Angel-Rose Weber: University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies, John A. Gans Scholarship

Lauren  Williams: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship

Leeann Williamson: Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy          Scholarship

Carmen  Yu:  Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy, Paul Pumpian Scholarship                 


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About the American Pharmacists Association Foundation

The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research, and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website www.aphafoundation.org. Follow the APhA Foundation on LinkedIn and Facebook.