The Marshall University School of Pharmacy has received a $10,000 diversity grant from Walgreens as part of the national pharmacy chain's Diversity Donation program.
Half of the funding will be distributed as scholarships to students of underrepresented minority groups and to a student who embraces diversity and promotes inclusion initiatives on campus. In addition, the grant will be used to facilitate "pipeline" programs aimed at increasing the enrollment of diverse groups at the school of pharmacy.
"Walgreens has shown its dedication to ensuring the next generation of pharmacists understands the importance of being educated in a truly diverse environment," said Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy. "Student body diversity better prepares our future health care professionals to treat people of all backgrounds."
The scholarships will be available for the 2013-2014 academic year.