The third Tuesday in October is National Pharmacy Technician Day. It is a day to make an extra effort to thank technicians for their invaluable support and contributions throughout the year.
The annual event is endorsed by the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) and the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). National Pharmacy Technician Day coincides with National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, endorsed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Additionally, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has named October American Pharmacists Month.
Here are some scholarship opportunities for Pharmacy Technician Majors!
AFPE PROGRAMS – AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION
The following table includes all fellowships and award programs that AFPE currently offers. Please be sure to read the eligibility requirements before submitting an application. All awards and fellowships are cyclical and time sensitive, therefore it is important to ensure that due dates are adhered to.
AFPE is excited to announce a the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Outcome Disparities for a pre-doctoral student whose research focuses on either a disease area which disproportionately impacts underserved populations, or whose research focuses on reducing healthcare disparities and improving health outcomes for underserved populations in the United States. Examples of this research could include: sickle-cell anemia, asthma, HIV/AIDS, maternal and infant mortality, access to medication, etc.
Applicants to this award who are not selected will automatically be considered for a Pre-Doctoral Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The same eligibility requirements and deadlines apply for both awards.
Please note: AFPE will only review a total of five applications for the pre-doctoral fellowships. Students should consult their Dean and faculty prior to application. Please contact Sarah Devereaux-Hardimon, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
AAPT – AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
Larry Nesmith is a former member of AAPT who embodied the idea of formal education and training for anyone interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician. He was a technician and technician educator. In his many roles, Larry was an advocate for excellent training of technician students and high quality continuing education for working technicians. AAPT offers a special Scholarship Award Program in honor and memory of Larry.
The AAPT Larry Nesmith Pharmacy Technician Education Scholarship Award Program (“Scholarship Program”) supports AAPT’s continued commitment to promoting formal education and training for Pharmacy Technicians, as well as continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This scholarship is available to individuals enrolled in an accredited program pursuing a diploma or associate degree in Pharmacy Technology or individuals pursuing continuing education while practicing as a Pharmacy Technician.
The Scholarship Program mission is to promote formal education and training for individuals aspiring to become Pharmacy Technicians and/or continue their pharmacy education. AAPT views formal education and continuing pharmacy technician education as critical to the continued long-term growth and advancement of its membership as well as helping build a talented and highly qualified pool of individuals who are committed to its high standards.
The APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program
The APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recognizes students who choose to invest their time in their school’s APhA – ASP chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to become leaders for the profession of pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in school and community activities and academic performance. Deadline to apply: December 1st, 2018 by 11:59 PM (PST)
How to Apply
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