Skip to main content

Pharmacy


Pharmacy Scholarship Opportunities


The following scholarships are available through the WVU School of Pharmacy for students currently enrolled in the PharmMD program.  Pre-Pharmacy students are not eligible for these scholarships.  Based on the availability of funds each year, scholarships are awarded annually to students who meet all of the selection criteria for a specific scholarship.  For consideration, complete the School of Pharmacy’s scholarship application by the deadline designated on the application.  For scholarships based on financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed.  It is recommended that you file the FAFSA as soon as possible since this data is needed to award the scholarships.  For more information on School of Pharmacy scholarships, contact Dr. Mary Stamatakis at (304) 293-1466 or by e-mail at mstamatakis@hsc.wvu.edu.


NANCY TEEMAN ANIDO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship will be awarded to regularly enrolled pharmacy students whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Preference shall be for the students to be residents of the West Virginia Northern Panhandle counties of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, or Marshall and to demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0. In the absence of students from Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, or Marshall counties, preference shall be given to students that are West Virginia residents. Recipients are eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria.

THE ANIDO FAMILY PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

To provide scholarships to regularly enrolled pharmacy students that are in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and through the application process, are able to adequately answer the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Preference shall be that the recipient is a “first-generation” college student. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients shall be determined by the School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee in conjunction with Student Financial Support and Services and approved by the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

ASHP STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to student who has shown an interest in pharmacy practice in the organized health care setting and who has achieved academic excellence and has demonstrated leadership skills.

THE BERNABEI INDEPENDENT PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to deserving pharmacy students who are residents of West Virginia with first consideration given to those from Brooke or Hancock counties.

TOM & BEN CARSON PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is to be awarded to a West Virginia resident. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and academic promise.

PAT & JIM CHASE PHARMACY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to students in the School of Pharmacy that demonstrate academic promise and need.

ROGER S. COLE PHARMACY/MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship shall be awarded to regularly enrolled pharmacy students in their P-3 or P-4 years, who are in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and who have an interest in independent or community pharmacy practice. Preference shall be for the students to be residents of the West Virginia northern panhandle counties of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio or Marshall. In the absence of students from Hancock, Brooke, Ohio or Marshall counties, preference shall be given to students that are West Virginia residents. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients of the Roger S. Cole Pharmacy/Memorial Scholarship shall be determined by the WVU School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee in conjunction with Student Financial Support and Services, and approved by the Dean of the School of Pharmacy. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

CVS DRUG STORE, INC.

Preference given to those interested in community pharmacy.

CVS CAREMARK CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to students in good academic standing and interested in a career in community pharmacy practice.

THE DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded for meritorious achievement.

ANN DINARDI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Awarded to pharmacy students who demonstrate need for financial assistance.

DOHMEN DISTRIBUTION SCHOLARSHIP

This fund shall provide a scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester ($1,000 annually). Recipient shall be a fourth year pharmacy student that has shown consistent interest in independent pharmacy practice in their first three years and has requested and/or completed their internships and rotations predominately at independent practices, as allowed by the experiential program.

DON E. EAGLEHOUSE RPH PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is available to a Pennsylvania resident who demonstrates financial need and academic promise. Recipients selected by the Scholarship Committee.

EXLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

THE FRUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to deserving and needy pharmacy students.

GALLAGHER SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference will be given to students from Greenbrier County, West Virginia.  A FAFSA must be filed. Selection is made by the School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee.

THE HERBERT GOTTLIEB SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded on basis of financial need and academic achievement. Preference given to West Virginia residents. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

ANTHONY GUIDO AND MARY GUIDO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to Pharmacy students with a preference given to West Virginia residents. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need.

NONA FAY AND C. M. HAMLETT FUND

Funds awarded to a deserving pharmacy student.

THE JAMES KYLE HARMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Must demonstrate financial need and high academic promise.

JAMES C. HOOD PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Must be regularly enrolled and demonstrate financial need and service to community. Be able to provide example of how they have worked to overcome obstacles and challenges in their own lives. Recipients one year are eligible for consideration in any other year.

JOSEPH & EDNA HUDACHEK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Undergraduate scholarship for students enrolled at WVU School of Pharmacy. First consideration shall be given to students who are West Virginia residents who demonstrate financial need and academic promise. Recipients one year are eligible for consideration in any other year.

HAROLD M. JOHNSTON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a pharmacy student who is a resident of Raleigh County in West Virginia. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

THE RALPH S. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIPS

Funds will be used to award scholarships to pharmacy students; not awarded every year.

STEVEN C. JUDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN PHARMACY

Awarded to a qualifying Pharmacy student in good academic standing as defined by the WVU School of Pharmacy and WVU. First preference will be given to a student who demonstrates an interest in rural & independent pharmacy. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they meet the selection criteria.

THE KROGER SCHOLARSHIPS

Funds awarded on the basis of need, academics and interest in community pharmacy.

LOYALTY PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUND SCHOLARSHIP

In 1959, the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Association made a contribution of $5,500 to the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund to provide a scholarship for a pharmacy student in need of financial assistance.

DR. CARL J. MALANGA PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded in the name of a former Associate Dean for the School of Pharmacy. Funds will be used to provide an annual scholarship for students in the School of Pharmacy. The recipients will be selected by the Dean of the school and the School of Pharmacy’s Scholarship Awards Committee in conjunction with Student Financial Support and Services.

JAMES A. MAURO FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and graduates of a Marion County, West Virginia high school. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

THE KLINE MCMANN FAMILY PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to regularly enrolled pharmacy students that demonstrate financial need. First preference shall be to award this scholarship to resident(s) of the city of Morgantown. In the absence of student(s) from the city of Morgantown, second preference shall be a resident of Monongalia County, and the third preference shall be any West Virginia resident student that meets the remaining selection criteria. A recipient one year is eligible for consideration in subsequent years provided they continue to meet selection criteria. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

THE MERCK AWARDS

Must demonstrate high academic achievement.

THE ANGELO MONACO SCHOLARSHIP

Students from southern West Virginia given priority for any funds awarded.

REBECCA SMITH MONTI MEMORIAL PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to female students entering their fourth year of study in the PharmD program. Priority shall be given to students from McDowell County, West Virginia, with an interest in retail pharmacy practice. Second consideration shall be given to West Virginia residents. Scholarship recipients shall demonstrate high academic promise and financial need as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the School of Pharmacy.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHAIN DRUGSTORES (NACDS)

This scholarship is awarded to students in the PharmD Program. Recipient must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1. Selection is made by the School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee.

THE NEIGHBORCARE PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to deserving pharmacy students.

THE NEW RIVER PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to meritorious pharmacy students from Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, Wyoming or Greenbrier counties.

LINDA ANNE NEWMAN PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship recipients must demonstrate financial need and high academic promise as determined by the appropriate officials of the WVU School of Pharmacy. First preference will be given to graduates of Robert C. Byrd High School, the successor school of Washington Irving High School. Should there be no qualified students from Robert C. Byrd High School, preference shall go to West Virginia residents who demonstrate the criteria stated above. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

THE OHIO-MARSHALL COUNTIES PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIPS

Funds to be used to award a scholarship to a pharmacy student selected from the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.

OHIO VALLEY-CLARKSBURG, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

The Ohio Valley-Clarksburg Drug Company of Wheeling provides a scholarship each year for two students needing financial assistance.

THE OWEN HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to deserving pharmacy students.

THE PARKERSBURG/SOUTHEASTERN OHIO ACADEMY OF PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a deserving student from the geographic area of West Virginia around Parkersburg.

THE M.A PAVLICK AND H. PAVLECH SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships awarded to female pharmacy students.

THE PERRIGO AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONPRESCRIPTION MEDICATION STUDIES

Awarded to the student with the highest academic performance in the Nonprescription Drug course.

ROMEO & ELIZABETH REGA SCHOLARSHIPS

Preference given to deserving students from Berkeley County.

THE RAY L. RIDGWAY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a needy pharmacy student in their initial year of study. Recipient must be a first-generation college student and preference is given to students from Ohio or Marshall counties of West Virginia.

THE RITE-AID/J. KYLE HARMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rite Aid Corporation provides scholarships each year for students demonstrating financial need.

THE EDWARD ROCKIS SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to a West Virginia resident in financial need.

THE HARRY SCHIFF SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to deserving pharmacy students.

THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to recipients based on achievement.

THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship for a student in need of financial assistance from Mercer, McDowell, Tazwell or Monroe counties.

GEORGE AND LYNNE SPRATTO PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE

Awarded to students in the Pharmacy Program at WVU. Consideration shall be given to students who demonstrate academic excellence. Financial need may be a consideration. A student who is a recipient is eligible for consideration in subsequent years. Recipients will be selected by the School of Pharmacy in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services.

GERALD L. SPROWLS PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Provides scholarships to students enrolled in the pharmacy school to assist them in paying for tuition, books, laboratory fees, living expenses, and the like.

YVONNE STANLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships available to students in the School of Pharmacy. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

KENNETH STOLLINGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to pharmacy students demonstrating academic promise and financial need. Preference to West Virginia residents from Boone County with second preference being Logan County.

CHARLES STUMP FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Provides scholarships for Wyoming County residents who are enrolled as first-year students at the WVU School of Pharmacy. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. If there are no first-year students from Wyoming County, second, third or fourth-year students from Wyoming County may be considered.

TERRY TAYLOR AND ELLEN BURCHETT TAYLOR PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a West Virginia Resident enrolled in the School of Pharmacy that demonstrates financial need and academic achievement by maintaining a GPA of 3.6. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients will be determined by the WVU School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee in conjunction with Student Financial Support and Services and approved by the Dean of the School of Pharmacy. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

THE EDWARD A. TOOMPAS EXTERNSHIP AWARD

Awarded to a deserving second year pharmacy student from Harrison County to offset their externship expenses during their experiential year.

GEORGE A. & LURANIA K. TOPAKAS PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to students who show financial need and academic promise. First consideration shall be given to applicants of at least second generation Greek descent regardless of the applicants residency. Second consideration shall be given to applicants who are West Virginia residents.

THE AUTUMN GRACE TRENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to pharmacy students as determined by the School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee and Student Financial Support and Services and approved by the Dean of Pharmacy.

IRVIN AND BENITA VANMETER PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

To provide scholarships for regularly enrolled pharmacy students that demonstrate financial need and also demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.5. First preference shall be residents of West Virginia. In the absence of students that are West Virginia residents, second preference shall be any student that meets the remaining selection criteria. Recipients one year are eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients will be determined by the School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee in conjunction with Student Financial Support and Services and approved by the Dean of Pharmacy. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

THE FRANK W. VIGNEAULT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to a regularly enrolled female student. The award is based on financial need and high academic performance as determined by the appropriate officials of the WVU School of Pharmacy.

THE WAL-MART SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to meritorious students exhibiting need, leadership, and an interest in community pharmacy.

THE WEST VIRGINIA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Funds awarded to West Virginia resident students demonstrating financial need.

THE WEST VIRGINIA SOCIETY OF HEALTH SYSTEMS PHARMACISTS SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a deserving pharmacy student from West Virginia.

THE WVU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LOYALTY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to deserving pharmacy students.

THE WVU SCHOOL OF PHARMACY ASP SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a student member of the WVU ASP chapter who has demonstrated high academic achievement and commitment to the profession of pharmacy.

THE JOHN AND EDNA WITTEN SCHOLARSHIPS

Funds awarded to West Virginia resident students demonstrating financial need.

THE ALBERT F. WOJCIK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a student with high academic promise and financial need with preference given to residents of West Virginia and members of Lambda Kappa Sigma.


Return to Top


Pharmacy (PHARMD) Loan Opportunities


R.O. BACHMAN MEMORIAL LOAN

Funds will be used for student loans in the School of Pharmacy as authorized by the Dean of the School of Pharmacy. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1.

ECKERD PHARMACY STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Open to all students interested in a career in retail pharmacy with Eckerd. Chosen applications will receive a loan that does not require repayment while enrolled in school. There is a “No-Repayment” Option if you choose to complete certain requirements. You must apply each year for consideration. Application deadline is June 1st of every year. For additional information, call 1-888-352-6383 OPT 1 EXT. 6628.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS PHARMACY LOAN

The Health Professions Pharmacy Loan program, which is a source of financial assistance through the federal government, provides loan funds to participating institutions. The maximum annual award is the cost of attendance (subject to fund availability). These loans are offered to students who: 1) are citizens or nationals of the United States; 2) are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full time student; and 3) demonstrate financial need. The interest rate is 5% simple interest. Interest does not accrue during the in school or 12 month grace period immediately following graduation. A FAFSA must be filed by March 1. Parent information is required, regardless of dependency status.

LOANS FOR DISADVANTAGED PHARMACY STUDENTS

Loans for Disadvantaged Students are available to students who meet the federal definition of “disadvantaged”. The maximum annual award is the cost of attendance (subject to fund availability). The interest rate is 5% simple interest. No interest accrues during the in school period or the 12-month grace period following graduation. A FAFSA must be filed. Parent information is required, regardless of dependency status.

NATIONAL COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION (NCPA)

The NCPA Foundation offers low interest loans to pharmacy students who are members of the NCPA. For additional information and application, visit their website at NCPA Foundation.

THE NORMAN W. SMITH EDUCATIONAL LOAN TRUST

The purpose of the “Norman W. Smith Educational Loan Trust” is to provide loans to students of Berkely County, WV who are pursuing a minimum of a B.S. degree in the field of ministry or medicine (including nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry). While priority will be given to Berkeley County, Morgan and Jefferson Counties can also be considered if resources permit. Loans are awarded on a semester basis by a selection committee consisting of four residents of Berkeley County. Members are from the Berkeley County Medical Society, Berkeley County Board of Education, Berkeley County Ministerial Assoc., and Shepherd College. Completed applications must be received for the fall semester by April 15th and the spring semester by September 15th. Applications may be obtained by calling the Trust Department of Huntington National Bank (304) 348-4582.

PHARMLOAN

An education financing option for undergraduate, graduate, and professional pharmacy students. Endorsed by the American Association of College of Pharmacy. Loans can cover the full cost of education. Competitive interest rates and fees. Access to 24-hour account information. Telephone pre-approved while you wait. For more information, call (800) 242-7339 ext. 900. This should be considered a loan of last resort.


Return to Top