iwannabpharmer;5076627.] i'm sure they'd want to offer you scholarship - if you meet the requirements. i have heard, however, some students getting coded to intern as soon as they get in. i think the code is PHI - and our pay goes up as we progress in school. a graduated intern gets paid pretty well, but they only let you stay as a graduated intern for about 1 month or so - unless there's a good reason why you haven't taken the NAPLEX or MPJE.
Walgreen's, like most corporations, has an education assistance program. It isn't quite a scholarship. If you have a years experience with walgreens, you can apply for pre-pharmacy tuition reimbursement
. You can apply as of March of the year you will be matriculating into pharmacy school. The program has a maximum award value
of $3000. The award carries a 2 year commitment to work for walgreens after you become an RPh
. The other assistance program is a cumulative program. You can apply for it for every year that you are in pharmacy school. I believe you can apply starting in May of each year. For a 4 year school, you will receive
$1500 (1 yr commitment) the first year you apply, $2000 (1 yr commitment) the second, $2500 (1 yr commitment) the third, and $3000 (1 yr commitment) the fourth. If you attend a three year school, the awards are: $1500 (1 yr commitment) the first year you apply, $3000 (1.5 yr commitment), and $4500 (1.5 yr commitment
) the third year. Keep in mind that if you only work part of your commitment, you still have to pay Walgreen's back for all of the awards. The maximum value of this is $12000 if you did everything. The other assistance program is the location based program. You are eligible to apply in the last 2 years of your Pharm. D
program. You are committing to work 1 yr in an area that has a shortage of Pharmacists (by Walgreen's standards). You will be able to choose this area and there are a lot. The award is $5000 per year and replaces the progressive award for those years. Walgreen's isn't the only company that does this, but they have been really great about working with me and letting me work part time during school. The only other program I have found that is better (monetarily) is from Publix (if you have heard of them). They offer $5000 per year for a 1 year commitment for each year the award is accepted. Sorry for the long post if no one cares, but I thought some might find it interesting.
Oh, the position codes for interns are as follows:
PHI3 - first year Pharm. D
student - $12.00/hr
PHI4 - second year Pharm. D
student - $13.00/hr
PHI5 - third year Pharm. D
student - $14.00/hr
PHI6 - fourth year Pharm. D
student - $15.00/hr
Grad interns are those who have graduated but have not taken or passed NAPLEX
. As far as I know you can have this position for mostly as long as it takes, but you never know. The pay is 75% of RPh
rate for the store you are in. It varies store to store, but in Raleigh, NC the pay for RPh
varies from $50/hr to around $60/hr depending on location.