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HDA Research Foundation Launches Scholarship Program

October 11, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — The HDA Research Foundation is seeking to support the next generation of supply chain leaders through a new scholarship program. Created in conjunction with HDA’s professional development program, Convene, the HDA Research Foundation Scholarship is available biannually to graduate-level students currently working within HDA-member distributor and manufacturer companies.

“The formation of a graduate-level scholarship builds on our expanded focus on fulfilling the educational mission of the Foundation,” said Perry Fri, Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation. “Supporting the academic advancement of HDA-member professionals will not only enhance their future growth, but also the efficiency and effectiveness of the pharmaceutical supply chain.”

The Foundation is seeking applicants who demonstrate leadership, innovation, commitment to the industry and a desire to promote the greater good of their organization. Applicants must have at least two years of working experience for an active HDA distributor or manufacturer member company. All submissions will require a 500-word essay outlining the applicant’s current position, area of responsibility within the company, desired graduate program, upcoming courses and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant’s growth within his or her organization. In addition, candidates are required to supply a letter of recommendation or intent of support from their supervisor and an updated CV or resume. The program will offer up to four $2,500 scholarships each calendar year to individual winners.

For additional information and eligibility requirements for the scholarship program, visit the scholarship website.


The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). The Foundation serves as the thought leader in driving research, education and discussion for all healthcare supply chain stakeholders, enabling the industry's ability to deliver efficient, safe and secure patient access to medicines and medical products. Learn more at


The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.


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