Student Scholarship Program

About the Program



The APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recognizes students who choose to invest time into their school’s APhA - ASP chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to become leaders for the profession of pharmacy, as demonstrated by their involvement in school and community activities, and academic performance.


How to Apply

The 2021 APhA Foundation Student Scholarship application is NOW OPEN, click here to apply. The application will close at 11:59pm PST on December 1st, 2020. 

If you have any questions related to student scholarships, please contact John Little, Executive Fellow at or 202-558-2709.



General Eligibility Criteria

  • Complete at least one academic year in the professional sequence of courses.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent grading system) in professional coursework during pharmacy school.
  • Be an active member in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) for students located in the United States and Puerto Rico. The applicant must show active participation in his or her chapter’s activities but is not required to hold a leadership position.


Application Requirements

The following items must be uploaded or added to the submission form:

  • An academic transcript in PDF or Word format. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation - one from faculty who can speak to leadership and APhA-ASP involvement, and one from non-faculty who can speak to non-academic strengths. Recommenders should submit the letters directly in OpenWater (application portal) in either .doc or .pdf format.
  • Current résumé or CV.
  • A list of pharmacy and non-pharmacy related activities that demonstrate community involvement and skills.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words on the following topic: 
    • You will experience obstacles throughout your pharmacy career that will require you to seize your moment. Please describe one setback that you have experienced as a student pharmacist, how you overcame that setback, and how the experience will impact your approach to patient care.
  • Some scholarships call for additional criteria and requirements. These, along with additional details regarding overall criteria, can be found here: Scholarship Criteria.

2020 Student Scholarship Scholarship Recipients

Click on each recipient's name for a photo and biography.

Whitney Dovel George F. Archambault Scholarship  Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy
Nhung Nguyen Paul Pumpian Scholarship  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy
Tessa Schnelle Robert D. Gibson Scholarship  University of Kansas College of Pharmacy, Lawrence
Alvin Leung Sam Kalman Scholarship Pacific University School of Pharmacy
Savannah Cunningham Theodore G. Tong Scholarship Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Jaspreet Bhullar Charles C. Thomas Scholarship  Long Island University The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Caitlin Keefe Boyle Family Scholarship Regis University School of Pharmacy
Guadalupe Chavez Juan and Esperanza Luna Scholarship The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Maliha Tabassum Mary Munson Runge Scholarship  Long Island University The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Maxwell DeNora Hamilton, Harris, And Tucker APhA-ASP Chapter President Scholarship West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Jonathan Little John A. Gans Scholarship The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Clayton Melson APhA Foundation Scholarship Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
Elizabeth Wandling Gloria Francke Scholarship Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
Kristie Oh Marvin and Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
Heather Hembree Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship  University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Kyla Peters Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship  University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Kelsey Merlo Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship  University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Melanie Hunter Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship  University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Margo Whitehead Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship  Butler University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

About the Scholarships

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