APC: Scholarships

Pharmacy Compounding Foundation

Student Scholarship Opportunities

The Pharmacy Compounding Foundation provides three scholarship opportunities for current pharmacy students:

Pharmacy Compounding Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual 2022 Compounding Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation awarded two $2,500 scholarships in 2022 to pharmacy students who have demonstrated commitment to a career in compounding pharmacy in the United States.

2022 Winners

Ryan DeGuzman
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Va.

Kaitlin Martin
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

2021 Winners:

Jacob Sweet
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH

Marianne Vandiver
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
Clinton, SC

2020 Winners:

Brianna Hassett
PharmD Candidate 2021Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK

Natalia Swiderski
PharmD Candidate 2020Farleigh Dickinson University
Florham Park, NJ

Foundation Fund-the-Future Program

The foundation’s Fund-the-Future program awards grants to pharmacy students.

March 1, 2022: We’re updating the program for 2022 and beyond — watch this space or look for an email from APC (or in the weekly Compounding Connections) for more information. 

Previous Fund-the-Future Winners

2020 and 2021: Due to Covid-19, the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation did not award any Fund-the-Future scholarships for 2020 or 2021.

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

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

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

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.

The Pharmacy Compounding Foundation is no longer awarding any Student Writing Competition scholarships.

Previous Student Writing Competition Winners

Theme: “With the increase in healthcare costs and reduced rate of insurance reimbursements, how do compounding pharmacies remain competitive?”

Alexandra Gochenauer; University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Ryan Waldschmidt; Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH