Factor One Source Pharmacy announces today that it has awarded $8,500 worth of scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year to three worthy recipients who have extraordinary academic, extracurricular, and personal backgrounds. All recipients also live with chronic illnesses. The 3-tiered scholarship program is part of an FOSRx 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 CEO, Sajal Roy said. “Our communities will benefit by enabling these remarkable students to fully develop their talents and achieve great things.”
Roy thanks the FOSRx Scholarship Committee for helping identify outstanding candidates for the FOSRx Scholarship Program Scholarships, which based their decision on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, financial need, and future impact.
Since 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy has publicly awarded $12,000 in scholarships to five students across the nation, and plans to continue awarding outstanding applicants annually.
Factor One Source Pharmacy is a specialty pharmacy providing medications and services to people with complex or hard-to-manage medications. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, FOSRx is able to serve patients with a variety of medical conditions in all 50 of the United States. To learn more about the Factor One Source Pharmacy Scholarship Program, click here.
Listed below are the 2016 FOSRx 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 Hilton is from Athens, Georgia, and is a single mother of two who was recently diagnosed with Autoimmune Disease. She has earned two associate’s degrees, and is currently enrolled in the Healthcare Science program at Athens Technical College in order to ultimately become a Registered Nurse.
“I want to specialize in women’s health because I am especially interested in being a resource for young women thinking about their reproductive options.”
Gold Scholarship Recipient ($2,500):
Shaylyn Fujii is from Keaau, Hawaii, and lives with von Willebrand Disease. She was the first in her family to graduate from a four-year university, and is now pursuing a career as a family nurse practitioner.
“I would like to run a health clinic in the rural districts of regions that my family grew up in. With this specialty, I will be able to help people of all ages and provide easier healthcare to my local community members.”
Platinum Scholarship Recipient ($5,000):
Justin Horbacz lives in Gainesville, FL and is diagnosed with severe hemophilia. He has raised $10,000 to help other youth affected by bleeding disorders attend hemophilia-focused summer camps, and has helped sponsor 30 children with hemophilia from 6 developing countries through “Save One Life.” He is attending the University of Florida to pursue a career as a pediatric hematologist.
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