Tory Knebel was selected as one of 20 student pharmacists nationally to receive a $2,500 Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship.
Knebel is a student pharmacist at Washington State University in Spokane, Washington.
Winners were announced online in March 2018, Knebel applied for the scholarship last fall. The scholarship program acknowledges students interested in serving in an independent or small chain, community pharmacy, or in an underserved geographic area.
“My professional goal is to own and operate an independent community pharmacy,” Knebel said.
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has a longstanding reputation of developing outstanding health care professionals and leaders in pharmacy. This is just one example of how the college is preparing the pharmacists of the future who will lead tomorrow’s health care solutions through innovation, collaboration and leadership.
Knebel is in the class of 2019, and just finished his third year in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at WSU in Spokane. In 2016 he received a $5,000 scholarship from Cardinal Health, and was one of 15 pharmacy students nationally to participate in the Live Oak Bank Pharmacy Student Program, a business leadership and pharmacy management program. Knebel was selected to attend pharmacy ownership boot camps in 2016 and 2017 developed from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Pharmacy Ownership Workshop. In 2017, he teamed up with several WSU classmates to develop a pharmacy business plan for the NCPA business plan competition, and placed in the top 10 nationally.
This past year he served as the president of the NCPA WSU chapter, and is currently in the second year of a two-year term on the national Student Leadership Council for NCPA.
Knebel is from Pomeroy, Washington, and completed his undergraduate coursework at WSU in Pullman. After graduation he plans to remain in the Pacific Northwest to pursue running his own community pharmacy.