Congratulations to CVS Health Minority Scholarship Winner Sarah Tesfaye

September 23, 2021

Today, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) announced the winners of the 2021 CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students!

Roseman University College of Pharmacy is proud to share that South Jordan PharmD Class of 2023 student Sarah Tesfaye is one of five students nationwide to receive the CVS Health Minority Scholarship. Sarah will receive a much-deserved scholarship of $8,000!

AACP received 489 completed applications for five $8000 scholarships. The association was impressed by the quality of the submissions, the personal statements, and inspiring letters of support. A review committee comprised of AACP members carefully completed two reviews of each scholarship application.

About the CVS Health Minority Scholarship

CVS Health partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) to initiate this generous scholarship program in 2019. The CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students is intended to promote and support a diverse population of student pharmacists. The scholarship is designed to reduce financial barriers faced by underrepresented minority (URM) students who are pursuing a PharmD degree.

About Sarah Tesfaye

Sarah is a second-year pharmacy student at Roseman University and passionate about advocating for the pharmacy profession as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“My sincerest thanks to CVS Health and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for selecting me as a recipient of the CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students. This scholarship will unquestionably help me in my educational journey and the pursuit of my academic and professional goals.

It will afford me the opportunity to expand my involvement in the various organizations and research I currently participate in. I will be able to take a more active role on campus and continue advocating for the profession, diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am eager to invest time exploring unique challenges and experiences in pharmacy as I continue my education, as well as further develop the skills needed to treat the communities I will eventually serve.”

Congratulations, Sarah! We are excited to follow your PharmD journey and wish you much success.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences

Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate-level health care professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson and Summerlin (Las Vegas), Nevada and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner; College of Graduate Studies offering a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine, once it becomes accredited. More than 6,500 Roseman graduates care for patients, conduct research, and engage in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah, and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.