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Awards and Scholarships


Scholarships through the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy offers endowed scholarships to current pharmacy students. Criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and community involvement.

Applications for scholarships will be sent out to current students in late December.

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Burroughs Wellcome Endowment Scholarship

Applicant must show a commitment to practice clinical pharmacy and provide pharmaceutical care upon graduation.

Kaiser Permanente-Kent M. Nelson:

Applicant must:

  • be a current P2 student
  • demonstrate interest in clinical pharmacy practice
  • have strong communication skills
  • plan to complete a post-PharmD residency and pursue a career in clinical pharmacy
  • have evidence of involvement in community service and/or student/professional organizations (e.g. ASHP-ASP, Rho Chi, etc)
  • show academic achievement
  • show evidence of financial need is not required

Safeway Scholarships

Alberstons Safeway: Applicant must show academic achievement, financial need and a commitment to community pharmacy. Applicants should provide a brief statement demonstrating these criteria:

  • P1 & P2 only
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have financial need.
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Must be open to working in a community pharmacy.
  • Existing employee preferred, not required.

Dennis Mantas Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must maintain good scholastic standing in the School of Pharmacy, be a current member of NCPA chapter and submit an application through the school.

Teresa McMahan-Shulkin Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must have definite plans to practice community pharmacy in Colorado after graduation.

RxPlus Scholarships

Applicants must have scholastic achievement, financial need and a desire to be a community pharmacist.

Walmart Pharmacy Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • be a pharmacy student with high scholastic standing in his/her last three years of school.
  • have a financial need, to help the student with tuition, books, etc.
  • show the ability to lead others.
  • show a strong desire to enter community practice upon graduation and has current/previous experience in community practice.
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Preference is given to Walmart/Sam’s Club Interns and/or students that have completed their IPPE Rotation at Walmart or Sam’s Club.

Glenn D. and Jennifer M. Appelt Scholarship

Academic merit and preference to students who have resided in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Provide a brief statement about your academic achievements and about your residency in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Begin your statement with your first and last name.

C. David Elm Pharmacy Practice Scholarship

The scholarship recipient will be an active or honorably discharged member of the United States Armed Forces. If there are no candidates that meet that criteria, a dependent (spouse, partner, child or parent) of an active or honorably discharged member of the Armed Forces will be selected. Provide a brief statement about your experience in the Armed Forces, or as a dependent of a person who served in the Armed Forces. Begin your statement with your first and last name

Louis and Karen Diamond Preparatory Scholarship for Graduate Education

Applicant must:

  • be a full-time P4 student in entry-level PharmD. program during the 2019/2020 academic year.
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of U.S.
  • show a commitment to pursuing an advanced degree such as part time work in a research lab, submission of an application to an accredited graduate program or acceptance to a graduate program (e.g., Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.); career goals after graduate school.
  • be in good academic standing in the Pharm. D. program.

Erwin-Vincent Scholarship

(from Dr. Gene Erwin and James Vincent)

Applicants must have their academic opportunities be financially prohibited

Peggy & Jack Holden Memorial Scholarship​

This scholarship is open to current P2s or P3s only.

Provide a brief statement describing why you are interested in advancing the profession and practice of pharmacy and how you intend to pursue this goal. Tell how your financial need and academic opportunities would be enhanced by financial assistance.

JP Opioid Interaction Awareness Alliance Scholarship

Applicant must donate 20 hours/semester to the foundation

Richard Scott Johnston Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must have good academic standing and demonstrated Leadership within the School of Pharmacy.

George Masunaga Memorial Scholarships

Two scholarships are available, one for merit and one for financial need.

James L. McDowell Memorial Scholarships

Applicants must show academic achievement and demonstrated interest in advancing the profession and practice of pharmacy.

Edward & Karen Skaff

Applicant must show financial need and academic opportunities assisted by support.

Joyce Stoddard, PharmD Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to a student based on financial need, ethical responsibility and academic achievement.

CVS Scholarships

Applicant must:

  • be in good academic standing as defined by the institution
  • be interested in a career in community pharmacy practice, and
  • be bilingual, and
  • be an intern or volunteer with organizations that are supporting underserved populations.

CVS Health Foundation Spanish Scholarship

Applicant must:

  • be in good academic standing as defined by the institution
  • be interested in a career in community pharmacy practice
  • volunteer for organizations that support underserved populations
  • be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Edgar Sibert Scholarships

Applicants must enhance diversity of the student population and show academic achievement.

Sheldon Steinhauser Scholarship

Applicants must provide a statement describing how they contribute to the diversity of the CU Pharmacy student population.

Walgreens Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award

Applicants must provide a brief statement about how they embrace diversity, promote the diversity and inclusion initiative on campus and intend to practice in community pharmacy.

Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship

Applicants must provide a brief statement confirming that theyare fluent in more than one language in addition to English and have an interest in community pharmacy.

Diamond New American

The Louis and Karen Diamond New American Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time P3 student in the entry-level PharmD. Program,a citizen or permanent resident of U.S., a first or second generation immigrant to the U.S. and ingood academic standing in the Pharm. D. program.

The applicant's statement should provide documentation of the status of the candidate regarding:

  • citizenship/permanent residence of the U.S.A.
  • history of family immigration to the U.S.A.
  • current academic standing. Begin the statement with first and last name.

The Erin Terrio Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a pharmacy student in good academic standing who has overcome a significant physical/medical challenge or is a person with a disability.

Alumni/Faculty Scholarship

The applicant must demonstrate professionalism and makes a positive impact in the classroom, and they must contribute to the culture of the profession.

Private Scholarships

You are encouraged to independently research different options and apply to as many as possible. If the Office of Student services is notified of other scholarships, the students will be notified.​​​​​