Published December 11, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael Danilov, PharmD ‘21, was honored by the National Community Pharmacist Association Foundation with a 2020 Presidential Scholarship. He was one of only fifteen students nationally to receive this award.
The scholarship is given to student leaders with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities and scholastic success.
NCPA has had a tremendous impact on Danilov. The organization’s mentorship program matched him with local pharmacy leaders (including alumnus Stephen Giroux, BS ’81) who helped him create the first student-operated flu clinic in New York State. He also attributes his success in regional and national business plan competitions to his mentors--his team won first place in the 2019 Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) Business Plan Competition.
“NCPA has been a stepping stone for my pharmacy career pathway,” he says. “The organization instilled in me a passion for helping those who cannot help themselves.”