The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy offers scholarships annually, made possible through the generosity of donations from alumni and friends, to students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program who meet or exceed eligibility criteria.  We are proud to award $279,500 in scholarships for 2020-2021 academic year. Please see the infographic for more information.

For specific questions about the scholarship application submission process, please contact Gloria Strait in the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs at gstrait@uga.edu or 706-542-8166. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, please visit Alumni & Giving for department contacts.

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We offer diverse types of scholarships to students, including merit-based, need-based and career-focused.

NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPSA need-based scholarship is a financial award that students receive based on their financial need.  In order to apply for need-based scholarships, students must have the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid for the fall semester that can demonstrate their “initial need”.

Amy A. Panter Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student in the College of Pharmacy and who demonstrate financial need.

Andre Mackey Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who have are interested in community pharmacy, involved in professional and/or student organizations, and must employed at least part time during the semester for which they apply for the scholarship, preferably in a position that prepares them for a pharmacy career. All else being equal, recipients will be selected based on financial need.

Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists Scholarship is awarded to a student in the College of Pharmacy who is a member of GSHP, a Georgia resident, academic achievement, leadership potential and has a financial need.

Herbert W. Hatton Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a second-year student in the College program who has maintained a 3.0 GPA, and has a need for financial aid.

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Scholarship is awarded annually to students who are committed to the improvement of the health of their community and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Kwaku M. Fenin Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded annually to 2nd year students in the College of Pharmacy who have an interest in Retail Pharmacy and who demonstrate financial need.

Lake Family Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who exhibit high moral standards, character with leadership qualities, and have a professional appearance modeling values of a pharmacist. Recipients of this award must also demonstrate financial need.

Molly and Max Blank Student Enrichment Endowment is awarded to students to help alleviate the financial burdens that may impede students from entering or completing their studies at the UGA College of Pharmacy. All UGA College of Pharmacy students (undergraduate, graduate and PharmD) with demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply.

Rite Aid Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to students who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate financial need. The recipient(s) will possess proven leadership skills, have pharmacy experience, and have an interest practicing community pharmacy.

Robert I. and Angela M. Thompson Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to 3rd and/or 4th year students who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipients must also have an interest in practicing in a community setting, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, a solid work ethic and be active in service to others.

Ron Cain Endowed Student Scholarship in Pharmacy is awarded to a student(s) in the College of Pharmacy who exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to own their own pharmacy business. Recipient(s) should be in their second, third, or fourth year and must demonstrate financial need.

Sharon B. Deason Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to 3rd and/or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who are Georgia residents, who are involved in community pharmacy programs, and who have a demonstrated financial need.

Walmart Pharmacy Scholarship is awarded to a pharmacy student with high scholastic standing in his/her last three years of school, financial need, to help the student with tuition, books, etc., leadership abilities, desire to enter community practice upon graduation, and has current or previous experience in community practice. Preference is given to Walmart interns or students that completed their IPPE Rotation at Walmart or Sam’s Club. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Wayne C. Olson Scholarship is awarded to deserving students based on financial need.

William F. “Dobby” Nathaniel Distinguished Student Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy who possess good morals, high standards, and financial need.

MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS – A merit-based scholarship is a financial award that students receive based on their academic success, extracurricular activities, community involvement, professional integrity and leadership qualities. Unlike need-based financial aid, merit scholarships do not consider your financial need.

Albert W. Jowdy Scholarship is awarded to students in the pharmacy professional degree program.

Beth Goldman Block Memorial Scholarship is awarded to outstanding pharmacy students in their 3rd year who display excellence in academics and possess a high moral character.

Broadrick Family Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to 3rd or 4th year students who are outgoing, well rounded, active in professional student associations, and engaged in volunteering in the practice of Pharmacy.

Cardinal Health Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an interest in pursuing a career in community pharmacy, especially independent ownership.

Charles C. and Jackie Sherwood Endowed Student Scholarship is funded in memory of Dean Kenneth Waters. This scholarship is awarded to a PharmD student(s) in his or her 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of professional study with a “C” average or higher, and should have an entrepreneurial spirit inclined toward Pharmacy Business ownership.

Charles R. Herrin, Jr., Memorial Scholarship is funded in memory of Charles R. Herrin. This scholarship is awarded to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student of professional, courteous and high character, who also exhibits leadership qualities.

College of Pharmacy Faculty Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic achievement, professional integrity and leadership qualities.

David K. Leitch Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to a student(s) in their second, third or fourth year who has a great interest in community pharmacy practice and exhibits a sense of loyalty to the pharmacy profession, the College and patients. The Scholarship Committee will identify a student(s) that has a great entrepreneurial spirit and has proven their ability to be innovative.

Fred M. Peterson, MD, Student Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have an interest in pursuing an unconventional career path beyond pharmacy school. This does not necessarily suggest that potential candidates must go to medical school; however, they must express a career interest in an area other than independent, chain drugstore, or hospital pharmacy.

Gloria Pike Harbuck Student Award is awarded to a student who demonstrates a passion for community service and outreach, with first priority given to a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS), an international, professional pharmacy fraternity.

Grace and Kenneth L. Waters Scholarship is awarded to a student of great character, high level of motivation, exhibits high morals and good judgment. Students must have a “B” average or better while attending the College.

Grace Waters Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who have a “B” average or better and who are of great character, have a high level of motivation, exhibits high morals and good judgment.

Hugh and Tina Chancy Leadership Endowment is awarded to student(s) who have a vested interest in the practice of community pharmacy, especially drugstore ownership, and must have integrity, honesty, and exhibit a standard of high morals.

Michael and Marilyn L. Hiott Student Award is awarded to a student(s) in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study and must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference shall be given to students with an interest in Society of Health Systems pharmacy, but the award should not be solely limited to this area of practice.

Jim Furman Student Scholarship is awarded to students who are persons of integrity and who exhibit good moral and ethical values, not excluding spirituality as part of their value system.

John H. Taylor, Jr., Student Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students who have a minimum of a “C” average. The recipients of this award demonstrate good character, are involved in professional organizations, and have a caring personality involving patients.

Joseph T. and Cecily R. DiPiro Pharmacy Scholarship Fund is awarded to P1-P4 students with a grade point average of 3.5.  First preference shall be given to students who are identified as leaders in Pharmacy P2-P4.  This scholarship may be used for recruiting purposes for incoming P1 students.

Jun Family Achievement Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the College of Pharmacy who are of Asian descent; however, the award is not limited to this population group.

Ken and Angela Delay Endowed Student Scholarship in Pharmacy is awarded to a student(s) in the College of Pharmacy who exhibits a strong desire to practice pharmacy in a community independent drugstore.  Recipient(s) can be in their first, second, third, or fourth year and must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0.

 Kenneth M. Ward Endowed Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy who maintain at least a “C” average and who exhibit a high level of character.

Kmart Corporation Scholarship is awarded to a student in their first, second, or third year, and be in good standing, with a GPA of 2.0 or better, and must have an interest in or be currently employed in community pharmacy.

Kroger Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who maintain at least a “C” average and have a great interest in the practice of community pharmacy—particularly in the retail sector—and exhibit a high level of character through moral and ethical conduct.

Millicent McKendry Jowdy Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to a second, third, or fourth year student who is a person of character and integrity.

Murphy Family Scholarship is awarded to students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and who demonstrate interest in hospital or health-system pharmacy.

Publix Super Markets Charities Scholarship was established in 1966 by George W. Jenkins, Founder of Publix. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate an interest in a career in a community pharmacy practice

Ralph and Sandra Balchin Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy who are residents of Georgia who have exceeded their HOPE eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and must have an interest in independent pharmacy.

Randolph-Mercer Memorial Scholarship was established in June 1975 by Dr. Ted D. Cash of Lafayette, Georgia for the purpose of providing tuition scholarship(s) to Pharmacy students as an annual memorial to Dr. Mercer and Dr. Randolph.

Reagan Roland Lykins Memorial Scholarship is funded to commemorate the spirit and determination as well as the academic achievement of Reagan Roland Lykins. The scholarship will be used to benefit the student in his/her second year of pharmacy with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Renee McDonald Hay and David Hay Scholarship is awarded to second, third, or fourth year students in the College who have an interest in retail pharmacy.

Rick and Robbin St. John Endowed Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who have an interest in institutional or hospital pharmacy.

Senator Buddy Carter Distinguished Leadership Endowment was established to help fashion future advocates in the public arena for pharmacy. Recipients of the Senator Buddy Carter Distinguished Leadership Endowment are 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students who have shown a desire and interest in public service and who exhibit strong leadership qualities and capabilities.

Southeastern Society of Health-System Pharmacists Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who are in good academic standing within the College.

Tommy and Patsy Bryan Independent Pharmacy Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who are residents of Georgia and who have a great desire to practice Independent Pharmacy.

Allen and Helen Low Partridge Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to second, third, or fourth year students who have a great interest in practicing independent community pharmacy and maintain at least a “B” (3.0) GPA.

Wal-Mart Student Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who possess leadership qualities demonstrated through their service to others, leading by example, and being respectful. Applicants must have strong communication skills and must have an interest in Community Pharmacy.

William E. (Bill) Wade Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students with an interest in community pharmacy and academic pharmacy. Recipient(s) shall exhibit excellent moral character, be spiritually minded, honest, and have integrity.

SPECIFIC CRITERIA SCHOLARSHIPS

Adetoun (Rita) Thompson Annual Memorial Scholarship is funded in memory of Adetoun (Rita) Thompson. This scholarship is awarded to a pharmacy student of Afro-American heritage, with a GPA of 2.75 or better, and who has a financial.

Amy and Glenn Morgan Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy who demonstrate financial need, including but not limited to the exhaustion of HOPE eligibility. Preference is given to those students who have completed their pre-pharmacy curriculum outside of the Athens campus of UGA and who maintain a paying job, with no priority resulting from employment hours worked over a particular interval.

Belcher Family Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to outstanding 3rd or 4th year students who have at least a 3.5 GPA. Recipients are U.S. citizens who are residents of the southwest area of Georgia. These individuals are involved in the College of Pharmacy program in southwest Georgia, are excellent communicators who are free from dishonesty and hypocrisy, and who have genuine affection for people. They possess an excellent bedside manner that relates a positive attitude and professional conduct toward patients.

Brad G. and Beth B. Phillips Student Development Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy who have a great interest in residency training and who have at least a 3.25 GPA. To be considered for the Student Development Scholarship for Residency Training, applicants must be recommended by a faculty member in the College of Pharmacy.

CVS Scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing and interested in a career in community pharmacy practice and who intern/volunteer their time with an organization that supports underserved populations. Preference is given to students who are bilingual. Students are selected regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

Dana E. Strickland Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to a student(s) in the College of Pharmacy who has a great interest in community pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, or pharmacy external affairs. First preference shall be given to students from Jesup, Georgia. Second preference shall be given to students from Wayne County, Georgia. Third preference shall be given to students from Clarke County, Georgia. The recipient(s) should exhibit great moral character and have outstanding integrity. It is preferred that students receive this scholarship in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study. If no students are available from these areas, then the scholarship will be open to other candidates.

Dione Mavis Johnston Scholarship of Excellence is awarded to an outstanding woman Pharmacy student in her 3rd year for her final three quarters in the College of Pharmacy. Recipients are of a high character and display excellence in academics combined with achievement in other areas.

Donald E. and Cecelia V. Cadwallader Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy. Preference for this award will be given to students who are single parents enrolled in the PharmD or the graduate programs.

Ethridge/Kosater Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded annually to 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who are residents of Georgia and who have exhausted their HOPE scholarship funds due to their exceeding the credit hour limit of the award. Recipients of the Ethridge/Kosater Endowed Student Scholarship must have a great interest in Pharmacy Benefit Management.

Evans Family Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students.  First preference shall be given to students residing in Rome, Georgia.  Second preference should be given to students residing in northwest Georgia in the following counties:  Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, and Polk.

Ferrell “Al” Dixon, Jr., Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the College of Pharmacy who are residents from the Georgia Coastal area with at least a “B” average and who have a great desire to practice community pharmacy.

Georgia Pharmacy Foundation – Carlton Henderson Scholarship is awarded to one student from each of the three Georgia pharmacy schools is selected annually to receive $1,000 for the Carlton Henderson Scholarship. The scholarship recipients are exemplary students who are selected by a faculty committee at each of the schools of pharmacy. Recipient must maintain a GPA greater than 3.0 and be a member of GPhA.

Georgia Pharmacy Foundation – Neil L. Pruitt, Sr., Entrepreneurial Scholarship is awarded to one student at each of the three Georgia pharmacy schools. Each recipient will receive $1,000. The students will be selected by a faculty committee at each of the schools of pharmacy. The recipients are exemplary students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities. Recipient must maintain a GPA greater than 3.0 and be a member of GPhA.

Georgia Pharmacy Foundation – Regina Baird Scholarship is awarded to two students from each of the three Georgia pharmacy schools. Each recipient will receive $1,000. These are exemplary students who have been chosen by a faculty committee at each of the schools of pharmacy. Recipients must maintain a GPA greater than 3.0 and be a member of GPhA.

Global Clinical Supplies Group is awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and has an interest in the pharmaceutical industry. Preference is given to qualified applicants who express interest in a career in clinical supplies.

Harveys Supermarket Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to 3rd or 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who are residents from South Georgia and who have a great desire to practice community pharmacy.

Heidi Flye Kroger Memorial Scholarship is funded in memory of Heidi Flye and is awarded to a student who is a current Kroger employee.

Jake and Willa Weathersby Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy from the Savannah area who have been involved in community service and outreach.  If all factors are equal or if there is no eligible recipient based on these criteria, the final selection will be based on financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Ashley and Jill R. Dukes Scholarship is awarded to a student(s) in the College of Pharmacy who has an interest in independent pharmacy. First preference shall be given to students from Jesup, Georgia. Second preference shall be given to students from the following Georgia counties: Wayne, Chatham, Ware, Glynn and Appling.

Jake and Willa Weathersby Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy from the Savannah area who are or who have been involved in community service and outreach.  If all factors are equal or if there is not eligible recipient based on these criteria, the final selection will be based on financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Jim and Kim Andrews Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to Georgia resident students who have been honorably discharged from the armed services and are considered to be underserved veterans who may need extra money to complete their studies and may be running out of GI bill benefits. If no one meets these criteria, the scholarship shall be open to all PharmD students.

Josh and Rachel Marshall Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to a third-year student(s) within the College of Pharmacy enrolled in the Augusta program.  Preference shall be given to a student(s) who has earned a previous degree.  If there is no candidate(s) that meets the above criteria, then the scholarship shall be given to a student(s) based on financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, including but not limited to exhaustion of HOPE eligibility.

Kevin and Tanya Woody Student Scholarship is awarded to a student who maintains a 2.5 GPA and is spiritual.

Michael Wooten PharmD/MBA Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student(s) enrolled in the PharmD/MBA programs. Criteria should be based solely on financial need.

Michelle E. Turner Pharm.D. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Pharmacy who are persons of integrity, who possess an excellent work ethic, and who have a strong desire to succeed in the profession of Pharmacy and who exhibits good moral and ethical values, not excluding spirituality as part of their value system.  It is preferred that priority be given to a student employed by or rotating through the Northside Hospital Pharmacy System, with second priority given to a student employed by or rotating through a hospital pharmacy system in general; however, these are only suggestions and should not eliminate a qualified student in an area of Pharmacy that exhibits the aforementioned qualities and characteristics.

Mike Ellington Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to 4th year students in the College of Pharmacy who have a “C” average or better and who have exhibited outstanding community service.

R.C. Wilson Pharmaceutical Association is awarded to two working pharmacy students from Georgia’s 10th Congressional District located in the northeastern part of the state including Baldwin, Barrow, Butts, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Taliaferro, Walton, Warren, Washington and Wilkes counties. Also includes portions of Clarke, Columbia, Gwinnett, Henry and Newton counties.

Rob and Courtnee Russ Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to Georgia-born students in the College of Pharmacy who are single or married with a child or children. Recipients of this award must be citizens of the state of Georgia, as determined by the UGA Registrar’s Office.

Robert E. Long Kroger Memorial Scholarship is funded in memory of Robert E. Long and is awarded to a student who is a current Kroger employee.

Solomons Family Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to a second, third or fourth year student, with a “C” average or higher, and resides in Savannah, Georgia or one of the surrounding counties: Appling, Augusta-Richmond, Bacon, Baldwin, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Clarke, Clinch, Coffee, Columbia, Dodge, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Laurens, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler.

Steven and Kara Purvis Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to second, third, or fourth year students with first preference given to residents of a rural area/urban cluster, described by the United States Census Bureau as being an area of at least 2,500 and less than 50,000 people. Applicants should have an infinity for returning to a rural area after college.

Tim and Ann Hansford Specialty Pharmacy Scholarship is awarded to a second, third, or fourth year student with an interest in home infusion, hospital, long term care, or assisted living pharmacy and have a minimum “C” average, and be active within pharmacy organizations such as GSHP, APHA, NCPA, GPHA, etc. First preference is to award the scholarship to a student who resides in Georgia.

Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award is awarded to a single student who embraces diversity and promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus

Walgreens Diversity Scholarship is awarded to one or more student(s) of an underrepresented minority group with an interest in community pharmacy.

William Gary Cunningham Endowed Student Scholarship is awarded to a student who maintains a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and is from PGY1 through PGY4. First preference shall be given to students from Houston County, Georgia with an interest in hospital pharmacy.

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