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Scholarships

Many scholarships are available for pharmacy students based on need, merit, practice area of interest, and geographical area. IPA supports students financially through the Insight Scholarship as well as through direct scholarship donations that the Drake University College of Pharmacy and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy distribute to their students. In addition to support from IPA, scholarship information is available from college web pages and national organization websites. Students who choose to practice in some settings may be eligible for scholarships, low interest or forgivable loans, and grants from their employers. Interested students should contact employers regarding the availability of this type of financial aid.
 

University Compiled Scholarship Pages

Drake University College of Pharmacy
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
The Drake and Iowa Colleges of Pharmacy have compiled scholarship information that is helpful to students regardless of which college they are enrolled in. These opportunities are open to a broad range of students based on factors such as practice setting, academic status, hometown, and vision for the profession.
 

Professional Organizations Scholarship Guide

AAPS-AFPE Gateway Research Scholarships
Must be enrolled in the last three years of a BS or PharmD program. US citizenship or permanent residence status is not required.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: January 28

AFPE-Merck Gateway Research Scholarship
Must be registered in a professional pharmacy degree program, be a United States citizen or permanent resident, and have and maintain a 3.00 GPA or better in the professional degree program.
Award: $7,500
Deadline: January 28

Phi Lambda Sigma-GlaxoSmithKline-AFPE First Year Graduate Scholarship
Must be in final year of a pharmacy BS or PharmD program, and be a member of Phi Lambda Sigma. Must be US Citizen or have permanent residence status.
Award: $7,500
Deadline: February 15

NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarships
NCPA Student Members enrolled full-time in accredited US pharmacy school. Award based on academic achievement/leadership qualities.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: March 1

J.C. and Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarships
NCPA Student Members enrolled full-time in accredited US pharmacy school. Award based on academic achievement, leadership qualities, and demonstrated interest in civic or governmental affairs.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: March 1

William B. Simmons Scholarship
NCPA Student Members enrolled full-time in accredited US pharmacy school. Award based on academic achievement/leadership qualities.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: March 1

ASHP Student Leadership Award and Scholarship
Must be enrolled in an entry-level BS or PharmD program. Has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and interest in pharmacy practice in health systems. – Deadline determined per school; students must be nominated by a faculty member.
Award: $250, AHFS-DI reference book, and certificate (given to one student at each college of pharmacy)
 


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