Howard University College of Pharmacy student and MBA candidate King D. Gyasi has been named a 2019 Express Scripts Scholar, a major award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
The Express Scripts Scholars Program supports dual-degree students' diverse interests and increased financial need. It provides $10,000 scholarships to enrolled dual-degree students to help offset tuition, fees, books or cost of attendance.
Gyasi, who is expected to complete his MBA in 2019 and Pharm.D. in 2020, is one of only four students nationally selected for the scholar program.
"Growing up in a small town called Obuasi, in Ghana, West Africa, one of the biggest challenges my family and I faced was the lack of quality medical facilities and treatment options,” Gyasi says. “My long-term goal is to increase access to affordable medicine and quality healthcare in medically underserved countries around the world beginning with my birthplace, Ghana.”
AACP is comprised of 144 accredited colleges and schools with pharmacy degree programs, including more than 6,600 faculty, 63,200 students enrolled in professional programs and 6,000 individuals pursuing graduate study.
“We are so excited that one of our students is a recipient of this scholarship,” says Toyin Tofade, Pharm.D., dean and professor of the Howard University College of Pharmacy. “It highlights the benefits of the Pharm.D./MBA program and the great partnership we have had with the business school over the years.”