Student Scholarship Opportunities

Three scholarship opportunities for current pharmacy students are listed below.

  • Foundation Fund-the-Future
  • Foundation Student Writing Competition
  • Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual Compounding Scholarship

FOUNDATION FUND-THE-FUTURE PROGRAM

The Foundation’s Fund-the-Future program funds pharmacy students attending the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH) or EduCon events.

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation will not be awarding any Fund-the-Future scholarships for 2020.

 

Read what former recipients have to say about the Fund the Future scholarship experience. 

Available for 2021: Two travel grants up to $2,025 each!

Grants cover the following expenses:

  • One full registration to attend the event
  • Up to three (3) nights of hotel accommodations depending on the conference
  • $900 to cover travel expenses for airfare, transportation, parking & meals not covered by registration

When Can I Apply?

Applications for the Foundation travel grant for the conference must be submitted by the posted deadline. The Foundation will review all complete applications and select up to two pharmacy students to receive a travel grant. The decisions of the Foundation are final. (Application dates and information coming Fall/Winter 2020)

How Do I Apply?

The application to apply for the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation's Fund-the-Future 2021 for EduCon can be found HERE. (application coming Fall/Winter 2020)

All applicants must:

  • Completely fill out the application.
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college of pharmacy.
  • Be able to attend all scheduled activities, including the keynote, CE programs, exhibitor experiences, and both board meetings.
  • Submit a letter of support.

For a complete list of criteria click  HERE. (criteria coming Fall/Winter 2020)

 

Fund-the-Future Winners for 2020: Due to COVID-19 the 2020 cycle was canceled.

 

Fund-the-Future Winners for 2019 Compounders on Capitol Hill

Jacklyn Altman

University of South Carolina
College of Pharmacy
Columbia, SC

      

Meredith Kelderhouse

University of South Carolina
College of Pharmacy
Columbia, SC

 

Fund-the-Future Winner for 2019 EduCon

Omar Fuentes

The University of Texas at 
Austin College of Pharmacy
Austin, TX

      

Elio Magero

Albany College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences
Albany, NY

 

FOUNDATION STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Foundation's semi-annual Student Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers by student pharmacists on a particular topic affecting pharmacy compounding. Up to two winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. The winners of this writing competition will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. All student pharmacists are encouraged to compete.

How Do I Apply?

Essay theme and 2020 criteria have not yet been announced.

Spring 2018 Student Essay Writing Competition Essay Theme: "With the increase in healthcare costs and reduced rate of insurance reimbursements, how do compounding pharmacies remain competitive?"

Winners:

Alexandra Gochenauer

University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS

      

 Ryan Waldschmidt

Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH

 

NEW: PHARMACY COMPOUNDING FOUNDATION AND PHARMACISTS MUTUAL COMPOUNDING SCHOLARSHIP

Through the generosity of the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation will award up to two $2,500 scholarships in 2021 to pharmacy students who have demonstrated commitment to a career in compounding pharmacy in the United States. The Pharmacy Compounding Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual Compounding Scholarship is a scholarship program sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company and the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation.

What’s available?

Up to two $2,500 scholarships in 2021.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for the 2021 Pharmacy Compounding Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual Compounding Scholarship student pharmacist applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited school or college of pharmacy in the United States.
  • Be a P3 or P4 pharmacy student in the 2020 - 2021 academic year.
  • Have worked in or have completed a rotation in a compounding pharmacy.
  • Also plan to practice in the following:
  • an independent, or small chain compounding pharmacy in urban or underserved geographic area or
  • hospital pharmacy or
  • homecare pharmacy or
  • in the armed forces of the United States.
  • Be in good academic standing, earning a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent grading system) in professional coursework during pharmacy school.
  • Be in good standing with the college. Students with disciplinary action are not eligible.
  • Complete the electronic scholarship application prior to the posted deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for the scholarship.
  • May not be a previous Pharmacist Mutual Scholarship recipient. This includes scholarships funded by Pharmacists Mutual itself and those Pharmacist Mutual Student Scholarships awarded by other organizations.

 

When can pharmacy students apply?

Completed applications for the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual Compounding Scholarship must be submitted no later than November 15, 2020, 11:59 pm Eastern. The Pharmacy Compounding Foundation will review all complete applications and select up to two (2) pharmacy students as scholarship recipients. All decisions of the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation are final.

 

How do pharmacy students apply?

Interested student pharmacist applicants must submit via the electronic application: (application coming Fall/Winter 2020)

  • the electronic application
  • college transcript
  • letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
  • an essay describing the applicant’s interest in practicing compounding in an independent or small chain compounding pharmacy in urban or, an underserved geographic area, or hospital pharmacy, or homecare pharmacy, or in the armed forces of the United States. The essay should describe steps the applicant has taken to prepare for the chosen practice setting.
  

How will I know if I will receive a scholarship?

Students who have applied will be notified of the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation’s decision by early January 2021.

 

When will the scholarship be awarded?

The scholarship will be highlighted during the annual award ceremony of the scholarship recipient’s pharmacy school or college of pharmacy. Recipients will also be highlighted on the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation’s website, newsletter, and social media.

 

2020 Winners:

       

Brianna Hassett, PharmD Candidate 2021

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK

      

 Natalia Swiderski, PharmD Candidate 2020

Farleigh Dickinson University
Florham Park, NJ