Congratulations to our OSPA 2021 Scholarship Recipients!


Megan Alhadeff

Oregon State University, Class of 2022

I am honored to be selected for the OSPA scholarship and to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing people this year! Over the past year, I’ve had the privilege of serving as the student representative for the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy on the OSPA Board. During this time I joined the OSPA COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force committee to help create FAQ pages and keep Oregonians informed on COVID vaccines, planned and co-hosted a virtual trivia event for new pharmacy practitioners and students, and provided a student perspective on various events and initiatives. Residency applications are next on the agenda for me! My primary goal for the next year is to match to an inpatient PGY1 program and work as a clinical pharmacist in an inpatient or ambulatory care environment. 

Heather Corello

Oregon State University, Class of 2023

My name is Heather Corello, and I’m a second year pharmacy student at Oregon State University. My interests in pharmacy include oncology, autoimmune disease management, and emergency medicine services. Outside of school and work, I like to paddle board, go on road trips, and foster kittens for a local non-profit. I’m incredibly grateful to have been selected for this scholarship and want to thank OSPA for supporting my pharmacy journey. 

Kelly Duong

Pacific University, Class of 2022

I am grateful to have been selected as one of the recipients of the OSPA Scholarship this year. Thank you so much! I am very excited to begin my final year of pharmacy school at Pacific University. I plan to pursue residency after graduation. Outside of pharmacy, I love to cook, clean, and chase sunsets.

Arika Sandbach

Pacific University, Class of 2022

First, I want to say thank you to OSPA and everyone that participated in the selection process. My pharmacy-related passions are linked to my ultimate goal of advancing the profession of pharmacy and involve research, teaching, and leadership. Specific areas of pharmacy I am interested in include oncology and infectious disease. When I am not at school or on rotations, I enjoy spending time outside hiking, walking, or camping!

Grantees:  Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and Pacific University School of Pharmacy students. Available scholarship funds will be divided between the two pharmacy schools in Oregon. Scholarship funds are assessed and granted annually by the OSPA Board of Directors.

OSPA is offering a total of four (4), $1,000 scholarships during the spring of 2021. Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be distributed to students at each university.

Scholarship Committee:   The OSPA Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients for each school, per the candidate selection criteria outlined below.

Candidate Selection: It is expected that a recipient of the OSPA Scholarship be awarded to a candidate meeting the following criteria:

  • Recipient must be in good academic standing and currently enrolled in an Oregon PharmD program. This excludes candidates in their final year.
  • Preferred recipient will be an Oregon resident or likely to reside and work in Oregon following graduation.
  • Recipient must be a member of the Oregon State Pharmacy Association.
  • Recipient has demonstrated leadership in community and/or school.

Administrators and/or References: Persons selected as references should forward completed letters of recommendation directly to Subject line should read “Scholarship reference on behalf of (insert name of candidate).”


Application Checklist:
OSPA 2021 Scholarship Application Form completed and signed
❑ Curriculum vitae
❑ Request for verification statement of good academic standing
❑ Requests sent for two (2) references
❑ Application letter completed and sent