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Scholarships

At Drake, we offer financial aid that is designed to reward your academic achievement and also to help meet your family’s level of financial need. You may find that you qualify for both merit-based and financial need-based awards. We make every effort to provide the most complete financial aid package to you in your first award notice. 

Please visit our Office of Student Financial Planning for all your general scholarship inquiries.

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/scholarships/
Mid-April
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
MCSCC Scholarships

The Midwest Chapter Society of Cosmetic Chemists is offering in 2016 multiple $1,000 scholarship stipends to students exhibiting excellence in either coursework or research.

This year the committee is making available 2 UNDERGRADUATE scholarships in honor of "Barbara J. Morley" Woman's Scholarship and "Gus S. Kass" Men's Scholarship as well as 1 GRADUATE studnet scholarship.

Please contact chair@midwestscc.org or go to www.midwestscc.org for any interest or questions.

Oct 15, 2016
NASA Iowa Space Grant Scholarship and Fellowship Program Contact Information
Program Information
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
Tutor the People The scholarship asks students to submit an essay that illustrates how an MD degree will help them achieve their life goals. We will award a $1,000 prize to the winning submission, which will be made payable to that student's current university or future medical school.
The mission of Tutor the People is to provide our pre-med students with top-scoring and experienced MCAT tutors who deliver a holistic preparation experience at a fraction of the price of our competitors. We are offering students at Drake University a $200 discount on all of our study packages with the coupon code drake200.
https://tutorthepeople.com/test-prep/mcat/
 

 

*BestColleges.com created a holistic financial aid guide specifically for Hispanic and Latino students. Check out their scholarship guide here.

 

Travel Funding/Awards

The following scholarship deadlines are updated on an annual basis.
These awards can be used for travel expenses with the stipulations provided

Award NameDescriptionDeadline

The Walbridge Medical
Mission Trip Travel Award

The Walbridge Medical Mission/International Community Service Trip Travel Award is supported by Mary Walbridge, PH'74, and exemplifies her commitment to community service and medical missions, higher education, as well as to future generations of Drake pharmacy students.

Criteria for Receiving the Travel Award:

1)  Travel on a medical mission or international community service trip for which academic credit is not being received.
2)  Able to obtain a receipt for travel expenses incurred.
3)  Approval of National Meeting/Travel Form (see www.drake.edu/cphs/forms)
4)  Upon approval and completion of trip, completion of the travel reimbursement form (information sent following submission of the National Meeting/Travel Form).

The amount of the award is expected to be approximately $500, depending on the number of individuals requesting travel support.

 Ongoing
CPHS News
November 21, 2016
Anne Feldman, a 2016 graduate of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, advocates for federal changes that would allow pharmacists to provide enhanced patient care.
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