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 2023 Compounding Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation will award up to two (2) $2,500 scholarships in 2023 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) $2,500 scholarships in 2023.

Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply for the 2023 Pharmacy Compounding Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual Compounding Scholarship student pharmacist applicants must meet the following criteria:


When can pharmacy students apply?

Completed applications for the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual Compounding Scholarship must be submitted no later than November 24, 2022, 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?

Apply HERE. (Applications accepted starting October 14, 2022)
Interested student pharmacist applicants must submit via the form at the link above:


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 2023.


When will the scholarship be awarded?

The scholarship will be awarded virtually during APC EduCon 2023 Virtual February 9-10, 2023.


Recipients will also be highlighted on the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation’s website, newsletter, and social media.


Any questions?

Email foundation@a4pc.org for more information or visit http://www.a4pc.org/scholarships.

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