Walmart Health Equity Scholarship for Pharmacy Students
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The Walmart Health Equity Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will be awarded to seven (7) outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree students who are accepted or enrolled in the professional curriculum at a U.S. college or school of pharmacy. Selected awardees must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to serving rural or medically underserved patient populations. Each awardee will receive a single $5,000 scholarship. 

Goal of the Program

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and Walmart are committed to promoting education and healthcare access to improve health for all. The Walmart Health Equity Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will support the financial need of students enrolled in Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree programs who plan to serve in rural areas, medically underserved areas or populations (MUA/Ps), or Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) upon graduation. The goal of the scholarship program is to promote and support a diverse population of student pharmacists who will advance health equity. 

Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Eligible student statuses during the 2024-25 Program: 
    • Accepted into a professional Pharm.D. program for the 2024 entering class (i.e. P1 student during the 2024-25 academic year) 

    • Enrolled as a P2 or P3 Pharm.D. student in a 4-year program 

    • Enrolled as a P2 Pharm.D. student in an accelerated 3-year program 

    • Enrolled as a P3 through P5 (out of P6) student in a 0-6/7 program 

  • Students must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to serving rural, medically underserved areas or populations (MUA/Ps), or Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) upon graduation from a Pharm.D. degree program.  
  • Only US citizens and permanent US residents are eligible. 
  • Students must be in good standing (minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale) at their current (or most recent) institution at the time of application. Applicants from schools with other grading systems are still eligible to apply for the scholarship. 
  • Students must submit a completed application by the deadline.  
  • If a scholarship is awarded to an accepted (not yet enrolled) pharmacy student, the award will be granted to the institution after the individual has started classes in the Pharm.D. program.
  • Awardees will be ineligible to apply for this scholarship again in the future.  
  • Students who will graduate from a Pharm.D. program in 2024 are NOT eligible for the scholarship.