The University of New England will use $150,000 in grants from two Maine companies to advance diversity in Maine’s pharmacy workforce and more broadly in the profession, the school announced on Tuesday.

Funding comes from Portland animal-health company Covetrus Inc.(Nasdaq: CVET) and Scarborough-based Hannaford Supermarkets, each of which is giving $75,000 to UNE.

While Hannaford’s contribution will support scholarships, Covetrus is providing $60,000 for scholarships and $15,000 for research, a UNE spokeswoman told Mainebiz. Read more