The National Community of Pharmacists Association (NCPA) recognized Drake student Anna Shields, P4, with a national scholarship worth $2,500 that includes travel expenses for attending the national meeting in October. Shields received the Presidential Scholarship, which recognizes leadership qualities and academic achievement.
“I am very grateful for the platform NCPA has provided me with as a student to lead, be involved, and actively learn about community pharmacy,” said Shields.
Shields said her interest in independent community pharmacy grew while working on a team of students on the Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition, and while visiting independent pharmacy ownwers across Iowa.
“As president of Drake’s NCPA Student Chapter last year, I was able to challenge myself and achieve personal leadership goals,” Shields said. “The opportunities presented to me as a part of NCPA are invaluable and I am honored to be a recipient of an NCPA Presidential Scholarship this year.”