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 2018 APhA Foundation Student Scholarship application cycle is now open through 11:59pm PT on December 1, 2017.

Applications may be submitted HERE.

If you have any questions related to student scholarships, please contact Jing Wu, Executive Resident 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 (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 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: 
    • Your legacy will include more than just what you accomplish in your career. It is built upon what you do for the profession; what you do for your community; and what you do for yourself. Describe what impact you aspire to have with patients and the profession. Explain how your involvement in APhA transforms you as a leader and helps you build your legacy. 
  • Some scholarships call for additional criteria and requirements. These, along with additional details regarding overall criteria, can be found here: Scholarship Criteria.


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


2017 Student Scholarship Recipients
Recipient Named Scholarship School/College of Pharmacy
Jordan Long John A. Gans Scholarship Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
Elizabeth Rodman Boyle Family Scholarship University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Amanda D'Ostroph APhA Foundation Scholarship UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michelle Leatherwood Charles C. Thomas Scholarship Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Ashley Maister Mary Louise Andersen Scholarship Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Sarah Schmidt Marvin and Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy
Kaitlin Bova Gloria Francke Scholarship Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy
Kevin Mai Robert D. Gibson Scholarship Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
Axel Vazquez-Deida George F. Archambault Scholarship University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Jade Kutzke Sam Kalman Scholarship South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy
Nancy Moua Paul Pumpian Scholarship University of New England College of Pharmacy
Evan Colmenares Juan and Esperanza Luna Scholarship UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Aisha Shokoya Mary Munson Runge Scholarship Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

About the Scholarships

Click on the name below the image to learn more about each scholarship or donate to a specific scholarship fund.

Create a Scholarship

Support future pharmacy leaders by creating an endowed scholarship in your own name or the name of someone you want to honor.