Awards and Scholarships

These Diversity and Inclusion Endowed Scholarships directly impact under-represented students of the MUSC College of Pharmacy:

Howard Brooks

Howard Brooks '66 Endowed Scholarship: Howard Brooks, a member of the class of 1966, established the Howard Brooks ’66 Endowed Scholarship in 2017 to assist the College in recruiting and retaining underrepresented minority pharmacy students, with preference given to Native American students from UNC-Pembroke when possible.

James l. Hodges

James L. Hodges ’71 Alumni Association Scholarship: James l. Hodges made history as the college’s first African-American student of the MUSC College of Pharmacy. In recognition of his 50th reunion, the MUSC Alumni Association created and funded The James L. Hodges ’71 Alumni Association Scholarship. This permanent endowed scholarship supports need-based scholarships to underrepresented minority students within the MUSC College of Pharmacy.

Maurice Lee

Dr. M.A. Lee '04 Endowed Diversity Scholarship: The Dr. M.A. Lee ’04 Endowed Diversity Scholarship was created in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Lee, a 2004 graduate of the MUSC College of Pharmacy and first African American male pharmacist in Eutawville, S.C. This award benefits a deserving underrepresented minority student as he or she pursues a career in pharmacy.

Jacquetta Lashea Manigo

Dr. Jacquetta Lashea Manigo ’07 (Shea), originally from Walterboro, SC, along with her husband, Mr. Terrence Manigo, created the Annie Lee Jerido Williams Minorities in Pharmacy Lowcountry Endowment and Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr. Manigo’s biological mother who died from a heart event at the age of 43 when she was only 4 years old. Dr. Manigo credits her mother for being her inspiration her entire life. The fund is an endowed need-based scholarship created to support minority students of the MUSC College of Pharmacy with preference given to South Carolina residents when possible.

MUSC Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award

The Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award annually. The award is presented to an employee and a student in recognition of exemplary strides/contributions in promoting diversity. The award is a tribute to the late Earl B. Higgins, former director of affirmative action and minority affairs at MUSC.

Members of the MUSC College of Pharmacy have been among the winners of this prestigious award, including Dachelle Johnson (2008), Priscilla Burgess (2020), and Keeana Ross (2021).

Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award