National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation
Each semester, the NCPA Foundation provides student loans to pharmacy
students who require financial assistance. The amount loaned to pharmacy
students per semester is to $2,500 to a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year.
Payments and interest on the loans are deferred until after the student
Student members of NCPA in the last two and one half years of their first
professional pharmacy degree program and who are planning a career in
independent community pharmacy practice. Students must be U.S. citizens.
Information regarding loan terms, application procedures along with required
documentation are explained in full detail on the loan application, found at
NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Program
In 2003 twenty-five students were awarded scholarships
totaling more than $50,000... don't miss out on this year's program!
Applications must be postmarked by October 11, 2004. For detailed information
and application materials, visit
and click on Scholarships then Pharmacy Student Scholarship Program.
Partners in Pharmacy
The Partners in Pharmacy auxiliary of NCPA offers annual scholarships to
students pursuing a career in pharmacy at an accredited college in the United
States. The amount awarded each year depends upon several factors, including
available resources of the scholarship fund. Applicants for the scholarship must
have completed at least two years of pre-pharmacy curriculum with a "C" average
or higher in each course, and also must be in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th year of
an accredited pharmacy school. The student will be judged on scholarship, need,
involvement in pharmacy school activities, and his or her future goals in the
profession of pharmacy. The applicant must also be a member of a Student Chapter
of NCPA or have membership in the NCPA Student Category.
Karen Tilley, Scholarship Chair
9902 Casanes Avenue, Downey, CA 90240
For several years, U.S. Pharmacist has conducted an essay contest for all
eligible fourth- and fifth-year PharmD students. The challenge, which is
supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc.,
enables each eligible school of pharmacy to select and submit one student essay.
The topic changes each year. Three student winners are selected after the essays
have been judged by an independent panel of experts chosen by U.S. Pharmacist.
The first-place winner has received a trip to the ASHP Midyear Meeting.
including round-trip transportation and accommodations, registration to the
meeting, and $250 toward expenses. Additionally, a $1,000 donation has been made
to the first-place winnerıs school of pharmacy. The second-place winner has
received a $500 honorarium plus registration to the meeting, and a $500 donation
has been made to his or her school of pharmacy. The third-place winner has
received a $250 honorarium plus registration to the meeting, and a $250 donation
has been made to his or her school of pharmacy.
The deadline for submission of the essay chosen by each school has been in
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Scholarships and
AFPE scholarship descriptions and official applications are available for
viewing, printing, and/or downloading at
The complete AFPE website is available at
A recent round of awards included:
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Novo Nordisk Pharmacy
Practice Diabetes Program for Professional Degree Pharmacy Students