Factor One Source FAST Pharmacy (FOSRX/FAST) announced today that it has selected four worthy recipients to award a combined worth of $11,000 of scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to: Isaiah Reeves of Iowa City, Josh Williams of New Albany, OH, Emily Manning of Tallahassee, FL, and Chance Abrams of Birmingham AL.
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 FOSRX/FAST 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.
“Providing these scholarships will help the lives of four exceptional and deserving people who show promising futures despite challenging life circumstances,” FOSRX/FAST CEO, Sajal Roy said. “They are capable of achieving great things in their future college experiences and represent our company values well.”
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 $30,000 in scholarships to 12 students across the nation and plans to continue awarding outstanding applicants annually.
“Our communities will benefit by enabling ambitious students to fully develop their talents and achieve their goals,” Roy said.
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 2018 FOSRX/FAST Scholarship winners, their associated hometown, diagnosis, the college or university they will be/are attending, and their plans for the future.
Silver Scholarship Recipient ($1,000):
Emily Manning, from Tallahassee, Florida lives with a rare disorder of the blood called Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). While working full time, receiving regular treatments, and coaching incoming students, Emily is also pursuing an internship for her master’s degree in Social Work. She is a mentor, volunteer, teacher, researcher, and a soon-to-be MSW graduate from Florida State University.
“This scholarship does not only change my life but sustains it! With a Master’s in Social Work, I hope to continue to inspire young people who are faced with similar obstacles and empower them to achieve their dreams.”-Emily Manning
Gold Scholarship Recipient ($2,500):
Joshua Williams, from New Albany, Ohio has undergone two bone marrow transplants (BMT). Josh is attending Ohio State University majoring in Chemistry with the goal of becoming a chemical researcher. He has experience researching the usage of gene therapy to treat muscular dystrophy at a laboratory in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and plans to earn a PhD in Chemistry working on cutting edge research.
“My goal is a career developing new materials such as new medicines or nanotechnology therapies that will help address various medical disorders. Receiving this scholarship will help me achieve that goal.” -Joshua Williams
Platinum Scholarship Recipient ($5,000):
Isaiah Reeves is from Iowa City, IA, and is attending the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Isaiah has severe hemophilia A which requires regular infusions, plans to become a hematologist. During his sophomore year he worked under a doctor researching Factor IX clotting and plans to continue working in hemophilia-related research throughout his career.
“Medical school is a large financial endeavor, and scholarship programs like this one are extremely helpful in reducing that burden. I am excited to continue my medical education and hopefully pursue a career in hematology, where I will be able to give back to the community that has supported me throughout my life.” -Isaiah Reeves
Rising Healthcare Scholarship Recipient ($2,500):
Chance Abrams is from Wetumpka Alabama and lives with hemophilia A with inhibitors. Chance is majoring in pre-nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Not only does he undergo frequent treatments and maintenance for his disorder, he is also a high-achiever academically and volunteers regularly with his local hemophilia chapter. Chance aims to become a registered nurse anesthetist after he completes his undergraduate degree.
“The scholarship will help benefit my future because with it, I will be able to take classes that I need to have in order to be able to apply for Nursing School next Spring.” -Chance Abrams