Valeant Accepting Scholarship Applications

Valeant Dermatology, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, is accepting applications for its annual Aspire Higher Scholarship Program, which awards nine individual scholarships of up to $10,000 each to students who will be attending undergraduate or graduate education programs during the 2017-2018 school year. The scholarship program recognizes students who have been diagnosed and treated for a dermatologic condition and are pursuing a higher education degree.

Three scholarships will be awarded in three different categories: Undergraduate Scholar Awards, Graduate Scholar Awards and Today’s Woman Scholar Awards for mothers pursuing either a graduate or undergraduate degree.

Applicants must submit a 500-word essay describing the impact their dermatologic condition has had on their life and the role their healthcare practitioner has played in their treatment. Other application requirements include two letters of recommendation and information on their current school and community activities. Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2017, through April 30, 2017, and the winners will be named on July 10, 2017. Students eligible for the scholarship include those who have been diagnosed with a dermatologic condition at some point in their life; were under the care of a dermatologist, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner; and have used a prescription medication from any manufacturer as treatment. All applicants must have applied to, have been accepted to or currently attend an accredited college, university or advanced vocational or technical school.

“Valeant Dermatology is proud to be able to help support outstanding individuals achieve their educational dreams through our scholarship program,” said Bill Humphries, executive vice president of dermatology. “We applaud their aspirations to attain a higher degree and recognize that beyond the challenging demands of their schooling, they have also had to overcome the difficulties of living with a skin condition.”

For more information on the program and eligibility, visit

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