Scholarship FAQs

Have you heard about our scholarship program? Every year our company gives thousands of dollars away to people living with chronic/complex medical conditions seeking higher education. You can learn more on our Scholarship Page, here.

We are currently taking applications, which means we get a lot of phone calls at this time of year to ask questions or clarify certain eligibility requirements. We’d like to tackle the most common questions in this post today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can my high school age student apply now, and use the scholarship money in the future?

A: Only people attending college/university in Fall, 2018 are eligible to apply (including students at any point during their secondary education). That means high school seniors ARE able to apply if they are enrolled in college come fall semester, but that juniors, sophomores, and freshman are ineligible to apply until they are college-bound. It also sometimes means that they are competing against people in graduate or doctoral programs.

Q: I applied last year and didn’t receive the scholarship. Can I reapply?

A: YES, you can reapply. However, if you are a previous winner, you are no longer eligible. We have many new applicants every year, and want as many as possible to have the opportunity at being awarded our scholarships.

Q: Does my doctor’s office need to sign the form and fax it to you directly?

A: Many clinics have different policies on this type of thing, so we accept both electronic signatures and ink signatures that have been scanned in. Ideally you will have as few attachments as possible in your submission email to us.

Q:  Can we apply for multiple tiers of scholarship if we qualify for more than one?

A: No. Please only select the highest tier you qualify for. This is in your best interest, as the lower tiers generally have more applicants.

Q: If we applied in a previous year, can we use the same application form?

A: We do not recommend this, as eligibility requirements have changed. As we grow, we make adjustments to the process to make it easier on our committee to sort through the applicants.

Q: If I am from out of the country but plan to study abroad in the U.S., may I apply?

A: Our scholarship program is only for permanent residents of the U.S., but thanks for checking.

Q: I have been diagnosed with a condition listed under Treated Conditions, so does that mean my [son, daughter, sibling, spouse] can apply since they are in my family?

A: While we understand that a condition can affect an entire family, only the diagnosed individual may apply, and that money must be used on their own education.

Q: What does the committee look for when selecting an applicant?

A: Obviously there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this since we see a diverse group every year, and our committee votes in two rounds in order to narrow it down the the winners. What we CAN tell you is that paying attention to the instructions is important. Those who complete the instructions accurately are better positioned because it demonstrates an attention to detail. We also encourage applicants to thoughtfully write their essay section to stand out, demonstrate why they need the scholarship, and to show us who they really are through the written portion.


If you’d like to stay up to date on future scholarship insights and announcements, remember to follow us on social media @fosrxfast, or sign up for our scholarship newsletter on our scholarship page


2017 Scholarship Winners Announced

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!