National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship

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Partners in Pharmacy is the former WONARD or the Women's Organization of the National Association of Retail Druggists, which was founded in 1905 during the 7th NARD Annual Convention. (NARD, the National Association of Retail Druggists, formed in 1898 was renamed NCPA, the National Association of Community Pharmacists in 1998.)

Partners in Pharmacy (PIP) is now an auxiliary organization that supports NCPA and the NCPA Foundation.

Since 1915, Partners in Pharmacy has been offering scholarships to pharmacy students pursuing a career in pharmacy. This scholarship program has touched hundreds of pharmacy students. The scholarships recognize pharmacy students for their exemplary academic performance, community service, and a demonstrated commitment to independent pharmacy.

Award Criteria

The Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship will be made on the basis of the following priorities:

  • Leadership Qualities: Potential candidates will be evaluated by the PIP Scholarship Committee on the basis of leadership qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • Academic Achievement: Scholastic success is a necessary condition for consideration and will be measured using current college transcripts.
  • Demonstrated Interest: Scholarships are awarded to students based on career goals and objectives and established interest in independent pharmacy as a career option.

All pharmacy students who are student members of NCPA are eligible to apply for the Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship per academic year. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy on a full-time basis during the academic term that the scholarship is awarded. Note: Students may only receive this award one time.

Children of Partners in Pharmacy Officers, NCPA Foundation Officers, NCPA Officers, or NCPA Executive Committee members are not eligible to participate in the program.

Student Type
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Each applicant must complete the Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship Application Form. In addition, the student must provide the following materials with the completed application:

  • Most recent official transcript of his or her college grades.
  • A letter from a school official familiar with the student's activities. This letter should briefly describe the student's extracurricular accomplishments, leadership qualities and contributions to the school.
  • A letter from a pharmacy owner or manager, preferably an NCPA member. This letter should briefly describe the student's extracurricular accomplishments, leadership qualities, contributions to the profession of pharmacy and pharmacist's knowledge of applicant's interest in independent pharmacy as a career.
  • A letter from the applicant to the Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship Committee outlining his or her school and civic accomplishments and objectives for the future. Must provide a separate description of his or her interest in the pharmaceutical profession-educationally, philanthropically, and socially, and to support legislation for the improvement of the retail drug and pharmacy business.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae describing the student's work and professional experience.

Mail your application to:

NCPAF/PIP Scholarship Committee
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact Information

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