Student Scholarship Program

Student Scholarships

About the Program

The APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recognizes students who choose to invest their time in 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 involvement in school and community activities and academic performance.

How to Apply

The 2016 APhA Foundation Student Scholarship cycle is now closed.

If you have any questions related to student scholarships, please contact Brian Donahue, Executive Resident, at or 202-429-7503.

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). The applicant must show active participation in his or her chapter’s activities but is not required to hold a leadership position.

Application Requirements (to 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 will not receive a form to complete the letters of recommendation, and should send the letters (.doc or .pdf format) directly to APhA Executive Resident Brian Donahue at
  • Current résumé or CV.
  • A bulleted 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: 
    • What specifically about your involvement with APhA‐ASP has made you proud to be a student
      pharmacist and why? How will use your experiences to improve patient care services in the
  • Some scholarships call for additional criteria and requirements. These, along with additional details regarding overall criteria, can be found here: Scholarship Criteria



Past Scholarship Recipients

2014 Scholarship Recipients


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


2015 Student Scholarship Recipients
Recipient Named Scholarship School/College of Pharmacy
Bradley St. Pierre  John A. Gans Scholarship Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
Nellie Jafari Boyle Family Scholarship Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
Rachel Howland APhA Foundation Scholarship University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Bernice Man Charles C. Thomas Scholarship Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Brandi Bowers Mary Louise Andersen Scholarship University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Meena Murugappan   Marvin and Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy - Duluth
Kelsey Stephens Gloria Francke Scholarship The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Amy Kang Robert D. Gibson Scholarship Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Sophia Yang George F. Archambault Scholarship University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Ernest Ruiz Sam Kalman Scholarship University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy - Twin Cities
Jeffrey Van Liew Paul Pumpian Scholarship University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
Shiny Parsai Juan and Esperanza Luna Scholarship The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Jessica Dizon Mary Munson Runge Scholarship University of New England College of Pharmacy


About the Scholarships

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Create a Scholarship

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