Cumberland, MD September 18, 2017— Factor One Source FAST (FOSRX/FAST) Pharmacy announced over the weekend that it has selected three worthy recipients to award a combined worth of $8,500 of scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year: Lara Dixon of Texas, Jordan Chadwell of Ohio, and Corey Pierce of Oregon. All past and current recipients of the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship not only demonstrate extraordinary academic, extracurricular, and personal backgrounds, they also all live with chronic illnesses. The 3-tiered scholarship program is part of an FOSRX/FAST initiative to support people living with life-long disorders/diseases to achieve academic success despite their diagnoses.
“These scholarships will help the lives of three remarkable people who have excelled despite challenging life circumstances, and who are capable of achieving great things in their future college experiences.” FOSRX/FAST CEO, Sajal Roy said. “Our communities will benefit by enabling these remarkable students to fully develop their talents and achieve great things.”
After receiving their highest volume of applicants to date, the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship Committee for identified outstanding candidates for the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship Program based on their personal statements, academic achievements, extracurricular involvements, financial need, and potential future impact. Since 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy has publicly awarded over $20,000 in scholarships to 8 students across the nation, and plans to continue awarding outstanding applicants annually.
FOSRX/FAST is a nationwide specialty pharmacy focused on customized care, and providing medications and services to people with complex or hard-to-manage conditions. While FOSRX/FAST has brick and mortar locations in Maryland, Louisiana and Texas, it is also licensed and able to serve patients in all 50 of the United States with a variety of medical conditions. To learn more about the Factor One Source FAST Pharmacy, click here, and to learn more about the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship Program, click here.
Listed below are the 2017 FOSRX/FAST Scholarship winners, their associated hometown, their diagnosis, the college or university they will be/are attending, and their plans for the future.
Silver Scholarship Recipient ($1,000):
Lara Dixon is from Richmond, Texas. She is a freshman cheerleader for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor who has been battling Multiple Sclerosis since she was a sophomore in high school. She’s a high achieving student who volunteers and stays involved in clubs and church activities. She will be studying business and economics, and plans to one day become an economics teacher.
“I have learned that eating healthy and exercising helps keep my MS under control. […] I am committed to taking advantage of my time in college to get the most out of my education, but to also experience college life.“
Gold Scholarship Recipient ($2,500):
Jordan Chadwell is from Long Bottom, Ohio, and is currently beginning his freshman year at Wright State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Jordan has dealt with severe hemophilia his entire life, with no prior family history of the disorder, in a single parent home. While the diagnosis was huge learning experience for his entire family, through the years he has been able to find positive ways to cope with his condition by advocating and mentoring in behalf of other youth in Ohio dealing with hemophilia.
“My desire [to become a nurse] evolved from my life experiences. […] I plan to remain strong and am determined to take advantage of all opportunities placed in front of me. I am eager to work hard to achieve my goals and reach my potential so I can live life to the fullest.”
Platinum Scholarship Recipient ($5,000):
Corey Pierce, from Portland, Oregon, is a PhD candidate in the Public Health, Epidemiology program for Oregon State University. He has received his MS degree in Epidemiology and dual BS degrees in Business Administration and Public Health. He has severe hemophilia, and has not only served as a camp counselor at the annual bleeding disorder camp in Oregon for eleven years, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon.
“Thanks to this scholarship I am able to dedicate all of my attention in a direction that will move me forward academically and professionally. Many thanks to a great organization that strongly supports students with bleeding disorders!“