Cardinal Health Puts Students First with $600K Scholarship at College of Pharmacy

04/14/2014

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy today announced the permanent endowment of a $600,000 annual scholarship gift from community leader and supporter of education, Cardinal Health. The gift will annually generate one full-tuition scholarship to a fourth-year pharmacy student who has demonstrated a talent for entrepreneurialism.

In 2012, the Cardinal Health Community Pharmacy Scholarship was created to give deserving fourth-year students a full-tuition scholarship. After rigorous screening, a panel of alumni, faculty, staff and volunteers from Cardinal Health interview candidates and make recommendations for the dean’s consideration. With the program’s success, Cardinal Health chose to make the scholarship permanent.

Students who intend to open their own pharmacies are considered for the scholarship. Most have either taken part in the National Community Pharmacists Association or have participated in the business plan competition through the Ohio Pharmacists Association. 

Cardinal Health has been a strong partner in pharmacy education for many years. The company has provided scholarships at Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy since 1989 and has taken the lead in supporting important outreach programs such as The Generation Rx Initiative, which aims to enhance medication safety and combat the increasing misuse and abuse of prescription drugs through educational prevention.

“Time and again, Cardinal Health has proven to be one of Ohio State’s strongest allies,” said College of  Pharmacy Dean Henry J. Mann. “Endowing this scholarship will help ensure that some of the financial risks of entrepreneurship won’t stand between our students and their dreams. We are grateful for Cardinal Health’s support of these aspiring pharmacists and for their partnership in promoting health and wellness.”