Express Scripts Scholars Program

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Express Scripts Scholars Program 

 

 

Program Information

Description

As an organization, the Express Scripts Foundation recognizes that students interested in dual degrees may have increased financial need, and supports the efforts of academic pharmacy to educate students with diverse interests. The Express Scripts Scholars Program (the Program) provides four (4) $10,000 scholarships to enrolled dual degree students. The awarded students are given $2,500 per semester for 4 consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over 2 years.  If you do not have 4 semesters remaining in your program, then you will be awarded $2,500 per semester that you have remaining (e.g. 2 remaining semesters = $2500 + $2500 totaling $5000).  Additional consideration will be given to low socio-economic status* students as well as students who are underrepresented minorities.

Goal

The Express Scripts Foundation appreciates the financial challenges dual degree students face and supports the efforts of academic pharmacy to educate students with diverse interests. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide supplemental funding for students enrolled in a dual degree program that may be used for tuition, fees, books or cost of attendance.

Eligibility & Requirements

  1. Students must be enrolled in a dual degree program related to pharmacy.
  2. Students must be enrolled in a professional pharmacy degree program or graduate program at an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college or school of pharmacy with at least precandidate ACPE status.

Scholarships (Requirements of How to Spend $10,000)

The program will provide each awarded student $2,500 per semester for 4 consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over 2 years that may be used for tuition, fees, books or cost of attendance.  If you do not have 4 semesters remaining in your program, then you will be awarded $2,500 per semester that you have remaining (e.g. 2 remaining semesters = $2500 + $2500 totaling $5000).

 

Evaluation of Applications

Evaluation Scale

A 50 point evaluation scale for scoring each of the evaluation criterion is used. An application meeting of all the requirements of a given criterion could receive a high score on that criterion. A poorly conceived application could receive a minimum score, whereas a strong application could receive a maximum perfect score. Only integer scores will be utilized. Additional consideration will be given to low socio-economic status* students as well as students who are underrepresented minorities.

Evaluation Criteria

AACP leaders from dual degree programs and one AACP staff member will use the following criteria by which all applications will be judged. The evaluation team will look for a well-thought-out, organized, articulate and complete application. 

  1. 30 points Career statements/goals
    Do the students goals relate to the goals of the program?
    Articulation of goals
    Grammar
  2. 10 points Evidence of professional involvement
  3. 10 points Applicants resume/CV

 

Scholarship Notification

Scholarship recipients will be announced in early August 2014. Funds will be forwarded to the awarded student shortly after the awards are announced.

AACP will announce the scholarship recipients in Academic Pharmacy Now, in other appropriate publications, and in a News Release for trade journals and newsletters. AACP will arrange for publicity of the recipients at the AACP Annual Meeting.

 

Application Instructions

Applications

Fill out the Online Application with the required information and upload the application forms as PDFs. The following constitutes a complete application package:

  1. Student and School Information
  2. Dual Degree Verification - Please provide a letter from the Deans or Admissions Office verifying your enrollment in a dual degree program and that you are in good academic standing. Format Example: Student's Academic Standing
  3. Student’s Statement of Career Goals - Students must describe the reasons for wanting to participate in this Program, their career goals and other academic and personal attributes they may wish evaluators to consider. Statement of Career Goals
  4. Student’s Resume or CV - Please provide a current copy of your resume or CV.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is May 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT


*
Socioeconomic status is tied to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' poverty level guidelines. The Low-Income Level is based on 200 percent of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines and used to determine what constitutes a low-income family.

2013 Low Income Levels   

Persons in Family or Household

Income Level*

Persons in Family or Household

Income Level*

1

$22980

6

$63180

2

$31020

7

$71220

3

$39060

8

$79260

4

$47100

 

5

$55140

For each additional
person, add

$8040

*Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2012. Changes in your current year financial situations will not be considered.

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