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Pharmacy Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are available through the WVU School of Pharmacy for students currently enrolled in the PharmD program. Pre-Pharmacy students are not eligible for these scholarships.

Once full-time coursework begins in the School of Pharmacy, scholarship application information will be provided. Based on the availability of funds each year, scholarships are offered annually to students who meet all of the selection criteria for a specific scholarship.

  • Eligible students will receive a scholarship application at the end of the fall semester and must complete it by the deadline designated on the application. A single application is used to apply for all of the available scholarships.
  • For scholarships based on financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted. It is recommended that you submit your FAFSA as soon as possible since this data is needed to offer the scholarships.

For more information on School of Pharmacy scholarships, contact Dr. Mary Stamatakis at mstamatakis@hsc.wvu.edu.


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.

NANCY TEEMAN ANIDO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship will be offered 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.

THOMAS L. AND MARY M. BIERY SCHOOL OF PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awards will be based on financial need and recipients shall meet the minimum academic standards required by the School of Pharmacy. First consideration will be given to students from the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.

HON. LARRY BORDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WVU SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Offered to third or fourth year students with preference to residents of Wood, Wirt, or Richie, West Virginia counties. Preferences also given to students with dependent children, ability to overcome obstacles, financial need, and a strong work ethic.

THE BERNABEI INDEPENDENT PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Offered 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 offered to a West Virginia resident. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and academic promise.

PAT & JIM CHASE PHARMACY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

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

THE CLUTTER-RHOADES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship shall be given in preference to a student who is a parent.

ROGER S. COLE PHARMACY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship shall be offered 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.

D. STEPHEN CRAWFORD PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to students who have satisfactory academic progress.

CVS CAREMARK CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

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

THE DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP

Offered for meritorious achievement, which may include leadership to the school, university, or profession of pharmacy.

ANN DINARDI SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to pharmacy students who demonstrate need for financial assistance.

DON E. EAGLEHOUSE RPH PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to a Pennsylvania resident who demonstrates financial need and academic promise. Recipients must have completed a portion of their pre-pharmacy studies at West Virginia University.

EXLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

THE FRUTH SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to students who demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

GALLAGHER PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference will be given to students from Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

THE HERBERT GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Offered on basis of financial need and academic achievement. Preference given to West Virginia residents.

ANTHONY S. AND MARY D. GUIDO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

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

NONA FAY AND C. M. HAMLETT SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to students demonstrating academic excellence.

JAMES KYLE HARMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to students with high academic promise and financial need.

JOSEPH AND EDNA HUDACHEK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

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.

ARTHUR I. AND LINDA M. JACKNOWITZ ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to first or second year PharmD students that are, or have been, enrolled in the Honors Program, without geographical boundaries. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need and academic achievement by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

THE RALPH S. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

Funds will be offered to pharmacy students in good academic standing.

HAROLD M. JOHNSTON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

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

STEVEN C. JUDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to a qualifying pharmacy student in good academic standing. First preference will be given to a student who demonstrates an interest in rural and independent pharmacy. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they meet the selection criteria.

LEADING CHANGE IN PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to regularly enrolled pharmacy students that are in good academic standing and who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership skills at the local, state, or national level and who have positively influenced the profession of pharmacy, as well as their communities.

LOYALTY PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship offered based on academic performance and financial need.

DR. CARL J. MALANGA PHARMACY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship offered based on academic performance.

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.

THE KLINE MCMANN FAMILY PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to regularly enrolled pharmacy students that demonstrate financial need. First preference shall be to offer 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.

THE MILLER ADVOCACY SCHOLARSHIP

The Miller Advocacy Scholarship is offered to regularly enrolled pharmacy students that demonstrate academic achievement by maintaining a GPA of 3.2, without geographical barriers. Recipients shall also demonstrate strong leadership skills and an interest in advancing the profession of pharmacy through advocacy. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria.

THE ANGELO MONACO SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship offered with priority to students from southern West Virginia.

REBECCA SMITH MONTI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to students completing the first year of the professional program. First priority is given to students from McDowell County, West Virginia. Scholarship recipients shall demonstrate high academic promise and financial need.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHAIN DRUGSTORES (NACDS) FOUNDATION PHARMACY PARTNERS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered to students in the PharmD program. Recipient must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

LINDA ANNE NEWMAN PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship recipients must demonstrate financial need and high academic promise. 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.

THE OHIO/MARSHALL COUNTY PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

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

THE MARY ANN PAVLICK AND HELEN PAVLECH SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships offered to female pharmacy students.

ROMEO & ELIZABETH M. REGA SCHOLARSHIP

Preference given to students demonstrating academic promise and financial need from the West Virginia counties of Berkeley, Jefferson, or Morgan.

THE RAY L. RIDGWAY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to a pharmacy student in their initial year of study that demonstrates financial need. Recipient must be a first-generation college student and preference is given to students from the West Virginia counties of either Ohio or Marshall.

THE RITE-AID JAMES K. HARMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered based on academic achievement and financial need.

THE EDWARD W. ROCKIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to a West Virginia resident with financial need.

THE SIDNEY A. AND GWEN S. ROSENBLUTH PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients shall demonstrate acceptable academic promise and have a record of good citizenship. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided the student continues to meet the selection criteria.

ROBERT AND STEPHANY RUFFOLO SCHOOL OF PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Provide scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

THE HARRY D. SCHIFF SCHOLARSHIP

Offered based on academic achievement.

THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to regularly enrolled pharmacy students that are in good academic standing and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Offered based on academic achievement.

THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY CENTENNIAL CLASS SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to regularly enrolled pharmacy students that demonstrate financial need and academic achievement, without geographical boundaries.

THE JACK H. SMITH FAMILY PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships for pharmacy students who maintain a GPA of 3.0, exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and are involved in community service. First preference will be given to West Virginia residents but may be given to non-residents who meet the criteria.

THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship for a student based on academic achievement and financial need, with first preference given to students from Mercer, McDowell, Tazewell or Monroe counties.

GERALD L. SPROWLS PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Provides scholarships to students enrolled in 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.

KENNETH STOLLINGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

CHARLES STUMP COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Provides financial assistance for second- and third-year students of the School of Pharmacy. Recipients shall demonstrate outstanding community service.

TERRY TAYLOR AND ELLEN BURCHETT TAYLOR PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

Offered 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.

THE EDWARD A. TOOMPAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered 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

Offered 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 applicant’s residency. Second consideration shall be given to applicants who are West Virginia residents.

THE AUTUMN GRACE TRENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to students based on high academic promise and financial need. First preference will be given to residents of Doddridge, Ritchie, and Tyler counties in West Virginia.

IRVIN AND BENITA VANMETER PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

To provide scholarships for regularly enrolled pharmacy students that demonstrate financial need and good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.5. First preference shall be residents of West Virginia.

THE FRANK W. VIGNEAULT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to a regularly enrolled female student. The offer is based on financial need and high academic performance.

WALGREENS

Several scholarships given to students who 1) embrace diversity and inclusion initiatives and 2) are bilingual and plan to work in community pharmacy.

THE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LOYALTY PERMANENT ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to high achieving pharmacy students.

WHITTEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship for both West Virginia resident and non-resident students who are enrolled in the PharmD/MBA program. Recipients shall maintain a GPA of 3.0.

THE JOHN AND EDNA WITTEN SCHOLARSHIP

Funds offered to West Virginia resident students demonstrating financial need.

THE ALBERT F. WOJCIK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to students with high academic promise and financial need with preference given to residents of West Virginia and members of Lambda Kappa Sigma.


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Pharmacy (PHARMD) Loan Opportunities

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 offer 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.

THE NORMAN W. SMITH EDUCATIONAL LOAN TRUST

The purpose of the “Norman W. Smith Educational Loan Trust” is to provide loans to students of Berkeley 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 offered 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 15 and the spring semester by September 15. Applications may be obtained by calling the Trust Department of Huntington National Bank (304) 348-4582.

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