This scholarship was established in 2007 by Charles Atkinson and family in loving memory of Martha Atkinson, a long time member of WTPA. Martha served on the WTPA Board in almost every capacity including president. She also served on the Texas Pharmaceutical Association's Board and other councils in many capacities. She was named the 1991 Pharmacist of the Year by NARD (now known as NCPA - National Community Pharmacy Association). She was also a recipient of the WTPA Heritage Award. Martha fought politically for Pharmacy her entire professional life. It was her goal that the Pharmacists's view point be heard. It is hoped the recipients of this scholarship will never be afraid to speak out on behalf of Pharmacists everywhere.