Crisafi Scholars 2021 - Tara Gilliland

Tara Gilliland June 8, 2017

Dear Dr. Crisafi,

As a Crisafi Scholar, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your generosity and support of the pharmacy students at the University of Florida.

My name is Tara Gilliland and I am from Mandeville, Louisiana. I attended Louisiana State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Most of my family members are pharmacists and they all attended the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. I have always been passionate about pharmacy as a career because it is a family tradition and I love learning about how medications work in the body. My favorite courses that I took in my undergraduate career were Organic Chemistry and the biochemistry courses. This made me confident about choosing pharmacy as a career. I am mostly interested in being a clinical pharmacist but as I have done more research on the field, I am not sure on which path I will take after pharmacy school. I am very excited to have the opportunity to attend the University of Florida and learn all about the pharmacy profession from this great program!

Receiving the Crisafi Scholarship was great news and I am very honored that I was one of 8 chosen entering freshmen. This scholarship will greatly reduce the financial burden that the cost of pharmacy school will have on me. This will reduce some of the stress of entering pharmacy school and ease my transition. Thank you for this opportunity.

Respectfully,
Tara Gilliland

Tara Gilliland
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