Programs

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 2020 APhA Foundation Student Scholarship application is now closed. The application will re-open in Septemember 2020 and will close December 1, 2020. 

If you have any questions related to student scholarships, please contact Meg Freiter, Executive Resident at mfreiter@aphanet.org 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: 
    • Being fearlessly authentic means celebrating what makes you unique and using your passions to drive your professional journey as a future pharmacist. Please describe your experience in APhA-ASP and how it has contributed to your unique development as a student pharmacist. How have you served your community and the profession of pharmacy by being fearlessly authentic? 
  • 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.

2020 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
RECIPIENT NAMED SCHOLARSHIP SCHOOL/COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
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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