Student receives $5,000 Hispanic scholarship

Monica Ayala of Sugar Land, Texas, and second-year professional student pharmacist at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, received the 2013-2014 Hispanic Scholarship Fund/CVS Caremark Scholarship.

Monica Ayala of Sugar Land, Texas, and second-year professional student pharmacist at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, received the 2013-2014 Hispanic Scholarship Fund/CVS Caremark Scholarship.

Monica Ayala of Sugar Land, Texas, and second-year professional student pharmacist at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, received the 2013-2014 Hispanic Scholarship Fund/CVS Caremark Scholarship.

 “This will help me tremendously,” Ayala said. “I am thankful that I was awarded the scholarship. The award will help me financially and allow me to pay for a part of my education. It will benefit me in the long run and help me pursue my dreams of becoming the first pharmacist in my family.”

In order to fully qualify for the scholarship, students must also maintain a grade point average above a 3.0, complete an essay that demonstrates how the scholarship will benefit them and their goals, and obtain letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors.

“We thank CVS and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for making this scholarship award possible,” said Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean. “This award certainly contributes to her future success and in meeting the mission of our college to reach the underserved population in South Texas.  We are proud of Ms. Ayala’s achievement and it is especially rewarding to have her as our student.”

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic scholarship fund is a leading organization to assist Hispanic’s in overcoming the barrier that sometimes prevents them from earning a degree. The Hispanic scholarship fund partnered with CVS Pharmacy to provide a scholarship of $5,000 to a student that met the criteria that was given. The scholarship is open to students that are pursuing a doctorate of pharmacy degree and that are in their first or second year of a professional pharmacy program.

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