As COVID-19 rages around the world, the School of Pharmacy community and, most critically, our students, have answered the challenge to offer whatever services we can in remedying this terrible crisis. And although still in training, our student pharmacists are licensed in California as intern pharmacists, and many continue to work on the front lines during the pandemic.
Our students’ dedication to being healthcare providers who go beyond everyday service to step up in a national emergency gives me hope for the future—and confidence that the greatness of our profession will continue to be recognized. Our students include motivated, high-achieving future pharmacists such as Ji Tao, PharmD Class of 2022, who continued to work as an intern pharmacist at Huntington Hospital this past spring. “Living through this period of adversity will help me grow both personally and professionally as a future pharmacist,” Ji says. At the same time, our master’s and PhD students have continued their research, pushing the frontiers of knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences.
Increasing support for promising students remains one of our top priorities. With the help of endowed scholarships and contributions from individuals like you, the school awarded close to $1 million in student aid this academic year. We hope this added support will enable us to enroll even greater numbers of the most talented, deserving young women and men who will lead our field in the years ahead.
Working together, we can continue to provide scholarships to our students so that they can continue to advance our profession and improve treatment and care now and for many years to come.
Thank you for your dedication to the USC School of Pharmacy’s continued success.
“I would like to say how thankful and honored I am to have received a scholarship from the USC School of Pharmacy for the past 3 years. Words cannot express how thankful I am for all the donors and without the support from people like yourself, I would not have made it this far in my pursuit of higher education.”
~ Christian Escobedo, Class of 2020
“My scholarships have meant the world to me, as I am fully supporting myself through pharmacy school. The financial assistance has allowed me to focus on the most important aspect of school - learning. I am forever grateful to know that someone believed in me, and I hope that one day, I too, will be in a position to support future aspiring pharmacists.”
~ Karolina Kapustova, Class of 2021