DUBLIN, Ohio, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its
continuing commitment to supporting future pharmacists, Cardinal
Health today announced a new college scholarship program, making
$1.1 million in scholarship funds available to thirteen pharmacy
schools across the United States.
Recipient schools will be endowed with scholarship funding
ranging from $50,000 to $125,000.
Five of the thirteen pharmacy schools that received funding were
selected because of their commitment to advancing the independent
pharmacy profession. These schools offer curricula focused on
operating an independent pharmacy; support student-run chapters of
the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); endorse
internship and co-op programs with local independent retail
pharmacies and demonstrate high post-graduate placement rates in
community pharmacy settings.
Several of the selected pharmacy schools have a strong nuclear
pharmacy program; and others were selected because of their strong
hospital pharmacy programs.
“Cardinal Health serves more than 7,000 community pharmacists
across the country, and we’re one of the nation’s largest employers
of nuclear and hospital pharmacists,” said Mike Kaufmann, chief
executive officer of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical segment. “We
passionately believe in the essential role pharmacists play in
making sure patients receive safe, high quality healthcare. That’s
why we’re proud to partner with some of our nation’s best
universities to invest in developing tomorrow’s pharmacy
Schools receiving scholarship funding in Cardinal Health’s
Pharmacy Scholarship Program include:
- Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences
- Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
- Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy (Ada,