The Impact of Giving at CoP
Investment in our students = investment in future pharmacy leaders
Each year, over 150 scholarships are awarded to deserving students in the College of Pharmacy. Read about a few students who recently benefited from scholarships funded by our alumni and friends and consider making an online gift today.
"The Weaver Grant has allowed me to do the work that I am most passionate about: working with communities to find solutions to eliminate healthcare disparities. Because of the Weaver Grant, a connection was created between the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance and Little Earth, a section 8 housing community and non-profit dedicated to addressing the needs of the urban underserved American Indian community in the East Philips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. MPSA members host monthly health fairs at Little Earth and educate the community about drug abuse and misuse, women’s health, and offer important health screenings. The community had created a strong bond with CoP students, even inviting them to participate in prayer circles and pow wow events. The Weaver Grant has allowed me to continue doing work at Little Earth from my time as a student to now as a pharmacy resident. Thank you to Dee and Larry Weaver for their generous contributions. The Weaver Grant is helping to advance the profession while making Minnesota communities stronger."
Anjoli, Class of 2017
"The Peters Scholarship for Future Practitioners in Underserved Communities gave me the opportunity to explore the various groups of people living in Minnesota, and be able to identify a specific group I think was not medically served sufficiently. I am working towards practicing in this community when I graduate from pharmacy school. Also, this scholarship has helped reduce the amount of school fee loans I would have had at the completion of my PharmD program. I am really grateful for that."
Victorine, Class of 2019
"I am very honored and grateful to be the recipient of the Peters' Leadership Circle Scholarship. This scholarship has provided me with the resources, confidence and motivation to continue working on my leadership skills and goals. It is my pleasure to contribute to the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy's mission and vision."
Joelle, Class of 2020
"Receiving the Peter's Scholarship for Future Practitioners in Underserved Communities set my course in pharmacy in a beautiful direction. It inspired me to look for opportunities I may have missed otherwise. It motivated me to engage in a variety of interprofessional activities aimed at improving care for individuals that are not well-served by our current healthcare system. I am very grateful to the Peter's Scholarship for supporting me along the way!"
Elise, Class of 2018
"All too often it is easy to get consumed in the busy life that is a pharmacy student, but the Peters Scholarship for Future Practitioners in Medically Underserved Communities serves as a reminder of the commitment I made to myself to help others. Through the requirement of the scholarship I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with faculty and other students each year so that we could mentor and help each other as we identify novel and innovative ways to start our work as students and continue our work after graduation. Just in the past few months I began educating uninsured Somali families on how to navigate the healthcare online exchange website and sign up for government insurance. There should be no reason a family of six avoids the doctor's office because of costs, when their income would otherwise qualify them for free health insurance. Tackling simple barrier to care such as access is where I’m going to start."
Abdi, Class of 2018