American Pharmacists Association Foundation (AphA)

Website: APhA


The APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recognizes students who choose to invest their time in their school’s APhA - ASP chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to become leaders for the profession of pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in school and community activities and academic performance.

The APhA Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program recognizes full-time pharmacy students who help shape the future of their profession by maintaining active involvement in their school's APhA-ASP Chapter. This year, in addition to the nine annual scholarship awards, a tenth scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student leader in honor of Dr. John A. Gans, former APhA Executive Vice President and CEO.  Each of the ten scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. 

Within this program are named scholarships that acknowledge gifts made to the fund by individuals or groups.



General Eligibility Criteria

  • Complete at least one academic year in the professional sequence of courses.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent grading system) in required pharmacy courses.
  • Be an active member in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). The applicant must show active participation in their chapter’s activities and is not required to hold a leadership position.
Student Type
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

1. Academic transcript in PDF of Word Format. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.

2. Two letters of recommendation- one from faculty who can speak to leadership and APhA-ASP involvement, and one from non-faculty who can speak to non-academic strengths. Recommenders should submit the letters directly in OpenWater (application portal) in either .doc or .pdf format.

3. Current CV or resume

4. A list of pharmacy and non-pharmacy related activities that demonstrate community involvement and skills.

5. An essay no more than 500 words

Your legacy will include more than just what you accomplish in your career. It is built upon what you do for the profession; what you do for your community; and what you do for yourself. Describe what impact you aspire to have with patients and the profession. Explain how your involvement in APhA transforms you as a leader and helps you build your legacy.

6. Additional criteria and requirements, found at: 

Contact Information

If you have any questions related to student scholarships, please contact Drew Register, Executive Resident, at or 202-429-7503.