Pharmaceutical Sciences students have many opportunities for university-wide awards, College of Pharmacy scholarships, and exclusive employment opportunities. Students are encouraged to research everything that is possible!

University Awards
  • Nominee for the Presidential Award of Excellence (Due ~February)

The Presidential Award of Excellence is awarded to one undergraduate student in the final year of their degree. The nominee will be selected by the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and should exemplify the best of UGA’s undergraduate student body. The nominee should also be someone who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, strong extracurricular involvement, and/or service to and involvement in the College.

  • Sphinx (Due ~February)

It’s one of UGA’s “Secret” societies.

The Sphinx Club in the oldest honorary society at the University of Georgia, recognizing students, faculty, staff and alumni who have made significant contributions to the University, the State of Georgia and the nation. The society is believed to have evolved around 1897 from an earlier society, “yukpali”, which was founded in December 1896.

Members are given sequential numbers as they are initiated, with sequential letter combinations being assigned to honorary members. Pandora yearbooks from the early part of the 20th century often contain photographs from Sphinx initiations in which members appear in costume. This tradition continued as late as 1941, when the well known photo of Sphinx members mocking Governor Eugene Talmadge was taken.

Each year, Blue Key members select new initiates from a pool of candidates nominated by deans, senior administrators, and current/alumni Blue Key members.  Students selected for membership into Blue Key have shown high levels of distinction in academics, leadership, and service to the University and the community.  We are seeking late 2nd year undergraduate students, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students, as well as graduate/professional students.  Please remember that we are interested in students with a superb combination of excellent academic credits combined with outstanding leadership and service.

  • Valedictorian (Due ~March)

Students with cumulative GPAs falling within the top ten percent of the graduating class will be considered for the award. Selection of the awardee will hinge on other factors, such as their current major GPA, research contributions and service within the college.

College Scholarships
  • Danny and Elaine Shive Scholarship (Due ~March)

The College of Pharmacy is proud to announce the Danny and Elaine Scholarship for Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. This scholarship (value) will be given to outstanding student(s) in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program and have interest in pursuing a career in Pharmaceutical industry.

The selection process will be made by a committee composed of faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences using a combination of the students’ performance in their coursework and their progress in undergraduate research.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Students must have successfully completed 3rdYear BS PS program and are planning to graduate in Spring 2022.
  2. Ideally, the students will have completed or be currently participating in undergraduate research.
  3. This award will be presented at the PBS Research Day Awards Ceremony held on Reading Day. Students must be present to accept the award.

Application for the scholarship is due by March 15.  Applicants must:

– provide a 1-2 page summary of their experience in the pharmaceutical sciences program and their plan following graduation

– include a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.

Danny and Elaine Shive Scholarship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Danny Shive is a 1975 graduate of the College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy. He is now retired from a career in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry. He retired as the Vice President of pharmaceutical operations, at Mayne Pharma, in North Carolina. Danny established this scholarship to benefit a student that has an interest in the pharmaceutical industry. After a rewarding career of 40+ years he saw this as a way to give back to the University and an industry that provided him so many opportunities. Danny and his wife ‘Lanie’ reside in Greenville, North Carolina.
  • Richard Alan Bryan Scholarship (Due ~March)

The College of Pharmacy is proud to announce the Richard A. Bryan Scholarship for Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. This $1,000 scholarship will be given to outstanding students in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program.

The selection process will be made by a committee composed of faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences using a combination of the students’ performance in their coursework and their progress in undergraduate research.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Students must have successfully completed PMCY 3000 by the end of Fall 2021.
  2. Ideally, the students will have completed or be currently participating in undergraduate research.
  3. This award will be presented at the PBS Research Day Awards Ceremony held on Reading Day. Students must be present to accept the award.

Application for the scholarship is due by March 15.  Applicants must:

– provide a 1-2 page summary of their experience in the pharmaceutical sciences program and their plan following graduation

– include a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.

Richard A. Bryan Scholarship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
After graduation from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 1980 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Dr. Bryan practiced nuclear pharmacy in a Georgia retail setting. In May 1981, Dr. Bryan received his Pharm.D. degree from Mercer School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.  After a short tenure in Georgia, Richard moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he was employed by Nuclear Pharmacy Incorporated for ten years.  After that, he became a retail pharmacist at Walgreens. Shortly after his employment with Walgreens, Richard became a team member with Dick Saunders, an alumnus from UGA, in the home health care business where he developed his interests and future employment with Nations Homehealth, Inc.  Dr. Bryan was director of Pharmacy at National Homehealth Care in Jacksonville until his demise in 1999. In addition to this scholarship, the Hospital Pharmacy in Pharmacy South is named in his honor.
  • Howard C. Ansel Scholarship (Due ~March)

The College of Pharmacy is proud to announce the Howard Ansel Scholarship for Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Sciences specifically in the area of Pharmaceutics. This $ 1000 scholarship will be given to outstanding students in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program.

The selection process will be made by a committee composed of faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences using a combination of the students’ performance in their coursework and their progress in undergraduate research.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Students must have successfully completed PMCY 3000 by the end of Fall 2021.
  2. Ideally, the students will have completed or be currently participating in undergraduate research.
  3. This award will be presented at the PBS Research Day Awards Ceremony held on Reading Day. Students must be present to accept the award.

Application for the scholarship is due by March 15.  Applicants must:

Provide a personal statement, in 500 words or less, explaining why you should be considered for the scholarship. Use the topics below as a guide to writing your personal statement in support of your application:

  • School and community involvement with an emphasis on active contributions to any student organization, association, or civic organization such as leadership roles, service or outreach
  • Particular skills and special knowledge, special projects, research in your area of study.
  • Life and educational experiences that have motivated you or have demonstrated your ability to overcome obstacles and challenges successfully in order to continue your education
  • Intended career goals/plans
  • Honors or awards
Howard C. Ansel Scholarship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Howard Ansel received a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Toledo in 1955, graduating with honors. He joined the UGA faculty in 1962 and rose through the ranks to become dean in 1977. Ansel returned to the faculty in 1991 and became the college’s inaugural Panoz Professor of Pharmacy.
  • David and Jane Chu Scholarship (Due ~ October and March)

The College of Pharmacy is proud to announce the David and Jane Chu Scholarship for Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. This scholarship will be given to outstanding students in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program.

Academic Achievement:  Students selected in the Fall  (four @ $1000 each)  and

Excellence in Research: Students selected in the Spring, remaining  $4500

The selection process will be made by a committee composed of faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences using a combination of the students’ performance in their coursework and their progress in undergraduate research.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Students must have minimum GPA of 3.0 and
  2. Students enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of BS Pharmaceutical Sciences program or
  3. Students in the BS/MS Pharmaceutical Sciences program
  4. This award will be presented at the Chu Seminar held in March. Students must be present to accept the award.

Application for the scholarship is due by October 15 and March 15.  Applicants must:

Provide a personal statement, in 500 words or less, explaining why you should be considered for the scholarship. Use the topics below as a guide to writing your personal statement in support of your application:

  • School and community involvement with an emphasis on active contributions to any student organization, association, or civic organization such as leadership roles, service or outreach
  • Particular skills and special knowledge, special projects, research in your area of study.
  • Life and educational experiences that have motivated you or have demonstrated your ability to overcome obstacles and challenges successfully in order to continue your education
  • Intended career goals/plans
  • Honors or awards
David and Jane Chu Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
In 1982, Dr. David Chu joined the College of Pharmacy faculty and established a vigorous drug discovery program. He retired from UGA in 2008. As a professor emeritus, Chu has maintained an active research program in drug discovery of antiviral agents for HIV, hepatitis B and C virus, Varicella zoster (shingles) virus and others. As a retired faculty member, C.K. “David” Chu has remained actively involved with the College of Pharmacy. The David and Jane Chu Endowed Student Scholarship helps pharmacy students attend the college without financial burdens. 
  • Molly and Max Blank Scholarship (Due ~ October and March)

The College of Pharmacy is proud to announce the Molly and Max Blank Scholarship is a need-based scholarship and is awarded to students to help alleviate the financial burdens that may impede pharmacy students from entering or completing their studies at the UGA College of Pharmacy.

Eligibility requirements:

All UGA College of Pharmacy students (undergraduate, graduate and PharmD) with demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply.

Application for the scholarship is due by October 15 and March 15.

Applicants must:

– Provide a personal statement, in 500 words or less, explaining why you should be considered for this need-based scholarship. If applicable, describe any special life circumstances that might have an impact on your financial situation, including (but are not limited to) financial need, cultural background or overcoming adversity.

Molly and Max Scholarship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Arthur M. Blank, who is chairman of the foundation, co-founded The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, in 1978 and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001. The Blank’s gift to the College of Pharmacy honors their family members who have had careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Max Blank, Arthur’s father, was a pharmacist in New York, and Arthur’s brother, Michael, is a retired consultant from the generic pharmaceutical industry.

For more information regarding these scholarship opportunities, contact:

Dr. Gurvinder Singh Rekhi

Director, BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

gsrekhi@uga.edu

Assistanceships & Fellowships
  • CURO Research Assistantship

The CURO Research Assistantship (CRA) supports experiential learning opportunities that only a major research university can provide. As part of an initiative to enhance the UGA learning environment, the CURO Research Assistantship Program provides 500 stipends of $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research.

Students must submit the CURO Research Assistantship Application to 203 Moore College by the posted deadlines:

Fall: Due by June 1 at 4 PM

Spring: Due by November 1 at 4 PM

Summer: Due by March 23 at 4 PM

(Applicants should download and save the fillable PDF application form linked above prior to starting the application.)

  • GREAT and GAIN Fellowships for BS/MS Students

Two fellowship programs, GREAT and GAIN, are offered through the Graduate School. Please go to: http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/financial-information/graduate-school-based-financial-assistance/funding-from-graduate-school/ for more information on these programs, as well as information on other scholarship opportunities available for BS/MS students.

Employment Opportunities

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