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
Health Professions Public Health and
other Healthcare specialties
Health Professions Scholarship Program (Indian Health Services Scholarship Program) American Indian, Native American; minimum 2 year service
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
(IHERF) Scholarships for Health Care Careers 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 or go to for any interest or questions.

Oct 15, 2016
NASA Iowa Space Grant Scholarship and Fellowship Program Contact Information
Program Information
Late May
NHHF - National Hispanic Health Foundation
The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), affiliated with the Robert R. Wagner Graduate School of Public Services, New York University, will award 20 scholarships to graduate dental, medical, health policy, pharmacy, and public health school students and BA and above nursing students. Eleven scholars will receive a 2 year scholarship for $5,000 per year. Nine scholars will receive a 1 year scholarship for $2,000.

The applications can be accessed on the NHHF website until the deadlines – scholarship application due October 14, 2016.

For more information please call the office at (202)628-5895 or send an email to

Oct 14
National Health Service Corps Scholarship For more information go to:  Mid-May
ROTC Scholarship For more information go to: Ongoing


* 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
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.