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Student Receives Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship
Posted Date: 9/11/23

Kristina Busbea, an Arkansas State University-Beebe student, was recently awarded a $250 scholarship to cover the cost of the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam fee from Walgreens and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK).  

Busbea, from Garner, is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Pharmacy Technician Science. She plans to transfer to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to attend pharmacy school toward a career as a licensed pharmacist.  

“This scholarship will help to make my educational expenses more manageable so that I can continue my education,” said Busbea.  

The Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship recognizes students who are enrolled in allied health or pharmacy technician programs and intend to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. Busbea is one of 18 students nationwide who were selected to receive this award. 

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Walgreens to offer career opportunities and scholarships to these students,” said Dr. Monica Marlowe, executive director of the Phi Theta Kappa 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.”  

About Phi Theta Kappa 

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. 

About ASU-Beebe Phi Theta Kappa  

The ASU-Beebe Beta Omega Alpha Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society received their charter from the national PTK president and CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner in April 2022. At the end of 2022, the ASU-Beebe PTK chapter was one of seven PTK chapters out of 41 chapters in the Oklahoma/Arkansas regional division and one of 196 chapters out of 1,270 chapters in the U.S. and Pacific Region to reach the highest five-star level. 

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