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PTK Student Receives Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Scholarship

April 2021
  • Recent graduate and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Zeta member Afraa Alnidawi
    Recent graduate and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Zeta member Afraa Alnidawi

Recent graduate and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Zeta member Afraa Alnidawi was awarded a $130 scholarship to cover the cost of the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam fee from Walgreens and the National PTK  Honor Society. Ms. Alnidawi is one of 30 students selected to receive this award.

The Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship recognizes PTK members who are enrolled in Allied Health or Pharmacy Technician programs and who intend to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

“We are delighted to have one of our PTK members receive this scholarship. These types of awards validate the students’ hard work and dedication to improving their lives through higher education,” said Bonnie Coleman, manager for Student Resources and the College’s PTK advisor.  

Ms. Alnidawi earned her Associate Degree in General Studies - Pre-Pharmacy, in December 2020, and has been accepted into Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services (MCPHS) Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program in fall 2021. 

The scholarship application is open year-round and winners are selected in the spring and the fall, with up to 65 awards given out each year.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Walgreens to offer career opportunities and scholarships to our members,” said Dr. Monica Marlowe, executive director of the PTK Foundation. “Certification exam costs often create a financial barrier for students that hinders their ability to enter the workforce. We are grateful to Walgreens for addressing these challenges and providing a pathway to great career opportunities.”

QCC offers a General Studies - Pre-Pharmacy Option, which provides students with the first two years of a strong academic foundation that is required for transfer to four-year or six-year bachelor’s or Ph.D. degree programs in pharmacy or related biological or biochemistry fields.

"My goals for the future are to finish my education and obtain my Doctor of Pharmacy degree and go into the pharmacy profession. After that I want to help people who are unable to finish their schooling because education is really important to me," Ms. Alnidawi said. "I’m also planning to open a pharmacy to provide medications for people who need assistance."

Learn more about about opportunities available through PTK's Alpha Theta Zeta Chapter