Student Scholarship Program

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 2019 APhA Foundation Student Scholarship application cycle is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2019 for our next cycle.


If you have any questions related to student scholarships, please contact Meg Freiter, 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: 
    • How has your involvement in APhA-ASP developed you as a leader?
    • How will you embrace your calling as a future leader of the profession?
  • 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.

Danielle Hess George F. Archambault Scholarship  Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
Cortni Hicks Paul Pumpian Scholarship  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Amanda Lim Robert D. Gibson Scholarship  Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
Vivian Nguyen Sam Kalman Scholarship University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Brett Norvell Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Myriam Shaw Ojeda Charles C. Thomas Scholarship  Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
Rachel Proteau  Boyle Family Scholarship Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
Charles Summerlin Juan and Esperanza Luna Scholarship University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Dominque Taylor Mary Munson Runge Scholarship  Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Sydney Tu Hamilton, Harris, And Tucker APhA-ASP Chapter President Scholarship St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Spencer Tungate John A. Gans Scholarship  University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Presley Whetman APhA Foundation Scholarship University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Kelsea Zukauckas Gloria Francke Scholarship University of Wyoming 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.