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Scholars Program

The PQA - CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program is designed to support and recognize student excellence in demonstration projects centered on quality-related initiatives; encourage, promote, and improve education surrounding quality measures and value-based models of care; foster long-term student interest and engagement in the development of quality-related initiatives; and foster student-mentor relationships.

Inaugural PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars

“Working with my mentor helped me make key contact connections and expand my network.”

Scholar, PharmD Candidate 2018
Lipscomb University


"The Scholars program provided me an opportunity to get involved in research that I wouldn’t have otherwise had.”

Scholar, PharmD Candidate 2019
Universitiy of Pittsburgh


Students must:
  • be currently enrolled in an ACPE-accredited PharmD program*
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • demonstrate a strong interest in enhancing their knowledge of the quality landscape and in promoting quality-based practices
  • be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
Students are encouraged to find a mentor who is an employee of a PQA member organization (or an appointed representative). A mentor may only apply with one student and must provide a letter of support.

*Preference will be given to students enrolled at a PQA member organization.

Student-mentor pairs will submit the following materials through an online application platform:
  • Completed Application Form (available at the website below)
  • Proposal for a project related to health care quality
  • Unofficial transcript of the student
  • Letter of intent from the student
  • Letter of support from the mentor

The online application form may be found at: 2018 PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars, and applications are due June 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.

“My student and I have been able to learn together. This program has been helpful and foundational.”

Mentor, Purdue University


Scholar Policy Document

Printable Scholars Program Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Informational Webinar and Q&A Session Slides and

PQA Poster "How-to" Video


Send inquiries to academics@pqaalliance.org.

Students interested in applying, but unable to identify a mentor should contact PQA at academics@pqaalliance.org. Likewise, PQA members interested in serving as mentors should also contact PQA at academics@pqaalliance.org so they can be appropriately paired with a student.  

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