Scholarships

Pharmacy Program Scholarships

Each year, CPHS has many scholarships available for current students who will be entering their P3 and P4 academic years. Applications become available December 1 and are due on February 1. Scholarships are awarded each year at the Annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day.

Scholarship NameDescription
Gloria Bernstein Scholarship Established by alumnus Gloria Bernstein. Presented to an LKS member interested in community pharmacy.
Catalyst Rx Scholarship Presented to students with an interest in managed care pharmacy.
CVS Charitable Trust Incorporated Scholarships Presented to students in good academic standing who are interested in a career in community pharmacy practice.
Kenneth & Helen Hartig Memorial Scholarship Established by Dick Hartig in honor of his parents, Kenneth & Helen Hartig. Presented to a student from Iowa with strong character befitting of a pharmacy professional.
Iowa Pharmacy Foundation Scholarships Presented to students involved professionally in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Iowa Pharmacy Foundation – Eggleston/Granberg Golf Outing Scholarship
Presented to students involved professionally in the College; preference is given to students who participated in the annual golf outing event.
James Wetzeler Scholarship In honor of James Wetzeler, previous preceptor of Drake students, For a student interested in independent community pharmacy.
John & Melissa Corrigan Scholarship Award Established by John & Melissa Corrigan to honor Melissa’s contributions to the profession of pharmacy through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Preference is given to a student who has earned PTCB certification or is working as a pharmacy technician.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores Scholarships Awarded to outstanding students with an interest in community pharmacy practice.
Medicap GRX Scholarships Established by alumni Mike Ohnemus and Greg Johannsen for students with an interest in community pharmacy and who are from Polk, Madison, Dallas, Story, Marion, or Warren counties. 
OSCO Scholarships Awarded to students in good academic standing and interest in community pharmacy.
Pharmacist Mutual Insurance and Financial Services Scholarship Presented to a student who has exhibited academic superiority.
PharmD Scholarships Presented to a P3 student with financial need.
Plough Foundation Scholarships Students who meet criteria established may be awarded scholarships from the Plough Pharmacy Student Scholarship Fund. Criteria for selection include scholarship, financial need and leadership. Recipients of the awards are designated as Plough Scholars.
Richard & Brenda Hartig Scholarship Established by alumnus and President of Hartig Drug, Richard Hartig. Preference is given to those students residing near Hartig store locations.
ShopKo Scholarship Presented to a student with high scholastic achievement, outstanding leadership abilities, and a desire to practice in the community setting.
James G. Synder Scholarship Presented to a student who enhances the diversity goals of CPHS.
Walgreen Co. Scholarship Scholarships are awarded to students who are interns employed by Walgreens or have an interest in community practice. Special awards are presented to students who have engaged in research that has benefited community pharmacy practice.
Walgreen Co. Diversity Scholarship Presented to a student who actively promotes pharmacy, exhibits professionalism, and promotes diversity.
Wal-Mart Pharmacy Scholarship Presented to students interested in community pharmacy practice who demonstrate high academic standing and strength in leadership.

 

The following scholarships are available to incoming P1 students.

Scholarship NameDescription
Bryl C. Benton Memorial Scholarships In honor of Bryl Benton, Dean of the College from 1949-1977. Awarded to an incoming P1 student with a prior Bachelor of Science degree.
Pursuit Scholarship Awarded to a student who has earned a prior Bachelor of Science degree and provides diversity to the College.
Reisetter Scholarship Established by alumnus Brian Reisetter. Awarded to a student who enhances the diversity goals of the College.
Verdun Scholarship Established by alumnus Patrick Verdun and spouse Annette Verdun.  Awarded to a student who is from a rural community or enhances the diversity goals of the College.

 

Health Sciences Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are available to Health Sciences students.

Scholarship NameDescription
Leeson Health Sciences Scholarship Presented to a Junior or Senior in the Health Sciences program.

 

 

 

Other General Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship deadlines are updated on an annual basis.

Scholarship NameDescriptionDeadline
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship/Awards Hispanic, financial need, community service.  $1,000 - $5,000
http://www.chci.org
Mid-April
Alumnae Association of Des Moines Scholarship If interested, please e-mail Jessica Berger at jessica.berger@drake.edu March 31
Health Professions Public Health and
other Healthcare specialties
http://www.publichealthonline.org/scholarships-and-grants/
Ongoing
Health Professions Scholarship Program (Indian Health Services Scholarship Program) American Indian, Native American; minimum 2 year service
http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/
Ongoing
Health Sciences Scholarship Opportunity Air Force Scholarship Info Ongoing
Hispanic Scholarship Funds College Scholarship Program Hispanic/Latino/Puerto Rican/Mexican American; minimum of a 3.0 GPA
$1,000 - $5,000
www.hsf.net
Ongoing
(IHERF) Scholarships for Health Care Careers
http://www.iowahospitalscholarships.org/ Late March
NASA Iowa Space Grant Scholarship and Fellowship Program More Information
Online application
Late May
National Health Service Corps Scholarship For more information go to: http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html  Mid-May
ROTC Scholarship For more information go to: http://www.drake.edu/rotc/index.php Ongoing

Other Pharmacy Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship deadlines are updated on an annual basis. 

Scholarship NameDescriptionDeadline
After College Pharmacy Scholarship  http://www.aftercollege.com/content/article/pharmacy_student_scholarship/  March 31
Air Force PharmD Scholarship Air Force Scholarship Info Ongoing
The Alaska Pharmacists Association http://www.alaskapharmacy.org/html/resources/scholarships.php Nov. 1
APhA - Pharmacy Student Scholarship Must be a P2, P3 or P4; member of APha-ASP; GPA of 2.75; application required
http://www.aphafoundation.org/student-scholarship-program
 
Central Illinois Pharmaceutical Association

Central Illinois Pharmaceutical Association Scholarship application
Send to:  bobliz@mtco.com

Early June
Cobb (J.C. and Rheba) Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Government Affairs http://www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/cobb.shtml  March 15
Coulee Region Pharmacy Association Scholarship This award is open to anyone attending an accredited school of pharmacy but preference will be given to local residents or students who are related to one of our members. The Coulee Region Pharmacy Association is a local independent group from the La Crosse, WI area that is made up of pharmacists and technicians and serves as a forum to address local health care issues and support the community. Our members practice in a variety of settings from chain and independent pharmacies to hospital and managed care. As for further details regarding the scholarship, it will be a minimum of $250 dollars. 2014-15 Application Form March 31
Medco Scholars Program Available to Dual Degree Students
AACP has announced a partnership with Medco to facilitate the application process for a newly established Medco Scholars Program. The program will provide four (4) $10,000 scholarships to enrolled dual degree students (including PharmD/JD, PharmD/MPA, PharmD/MBA) each year. The awarded students are given $2,500 per semester for 4 consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over 2 years. Questions? Contact Jennifer Athay at: jathay@aacp.org
Sept. 1
Midwest Chapter of Society of Cosmetic Chemists Multiple Scholarships of $1000 each will be offered for 2012.
Undergraduate or Graduate student currently enrolled.
Must be recommended by a faculty member.
For more information go to:  www.midwestscc.org
Mid-October
NCPA Foundation Scholarships http://www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships.shtml April 15
NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarship Student member of NCPA; Interest in independent pharmacy, extracurricular activities, scholastic success as measured by current college transcripts
$2,000
http://www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/presidential.shtml
Mid-March
NCPA Willard B. Simmons Memorial Scholarship Student member of NCPA; demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, extracurricular activities, scholastic success as measured by current college transcripts
$2,500
http://www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/simmons.shtml
Mid-March
NCPDP Foundation The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Foundation Scholarship Fund is awarding three $1,000 scholarships to support students seeking to learn more about pharmacy's role in information technology and information technology's role in improving patient safety and health outcomes. For the application form and additional information, please visit the NCPDP Foundation Web site. June 5
Novo Nordisk Pharmacy Practice Diabetes Scholarship Program P3 or P4, designed to engage students in projects that could lead to a decrease in the morbidity and mortality and improved the quality of life of persons with diabetes
$4,500 - $5,000
www.aacp.org
 
Pruitt (Neil Sr.) Memorial Scholarship in Entrepreneurism http://www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/pruitt.shtml March 15
The Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association Lou Carta Scholarship Based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is making available the for the thirteenth consecutive year.
The scholarship is named after Lou Carta, an area pharmacist and longtime board member of the association.
$1000 will be awarded as one individual or two $500 individual scholarships applicable to the Fall 2014 term.
Those eligible for the scholarship are students currently enrolled in their second year or above in a school of pharmacy who have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  The applicant’s hometown must be within approximately 100 miles of the Council Bluffs/Omaha metropolitan area.
A committee appointed by the association will conduct personal interviews to select the recipient(s).
A sample application is available at siparx.org.
For further information or a current application, please contact Tony Beraldi,R.Ph.at ztber@aol.com
Nov. 30
ALL SNPhA Scholarships http://www.snpha.org/Forms.aspx  Varies

 

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