Congratulations to our 2019 FOSRX/FAST Gold Scholarship Winner, Jillian Quam!
Jillian has lived with immune deficiency, arthritis, and Crohn's disease since 2014. Despite struggling to attend school and missing months of classes while receiving treatments in the hospital, Jillian managed to be an honor roll student who volunteered in her community with special needs organizations and has participated in service projects that benefitted patients in pediatric hospitals.
“My medical conditions have impacted my life positively by inspiring me to pursue a career in the healthcare field. In the future, I hope to become a pharmacist because it is my dream to be able to directly improve the lives of other patients like me. I want to work with pharmaceutical companies to create medicines for people with immune deficiencies. It is also my dream to be able to go out in public without having to worry about catching diseases due to my low immunity.”
With this scholarship Jillian will pursue an education to become a pharmacist at the University of the Pacific. It is an honor to support students like her in their educational pursuits.
We wish you the best, Jillian! Have a great school year.