Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid Overview
Your college financial aid office is often the best sources of information about loan, grant and scholarship programs. How much your education will cost depends on where you enroll, distance to your hometown and the extent to which public dollars are used to support the pharmacy institution. Every dollar you spend on your education is a dollar well-invested. The return in direct salary benefits and other less tangible gains will be far less than your initial investment.
Pharmacy colleges and schools may offer financial assistance, or administer funds provided by local or state pharmaceutical associations, practicing pharmacists, drug manufacturers and wholesalers, memorial funds and foundations, alumni associations, local chapters of pharmaceutical organizations and fraternities, as well as general university funds allocated for this purpose. Contact the college or school of pharmacy of your choice for information. Pre-professional students may be eligible to receive similar assistance from the community colleges or universities they plan to attend before entering professional schools.
AACP does not administer any financial assistance programs directly to students.
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education - AFPE provides funding for research scholarships, graduate school scholarships, pre-doctoral fellowships in the pharmaceutical sciences, post-Pharm.D. fellowships in the biomedical research sciences and pharmacy faculty new investigator grants.
AFPE-sponsored AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program Awards - The SAS Research Exchange Mentorship Program is intended to foster interest in research and SAS-related graduate education among P1-P3 student pharmacists through a research experience with a SAS faculty member outside their home institution. AFPE provides support for selected, highly meritorious program applicants.
RESPy Award - Pharmacy Times and Walmart award honors outstanding student pharmacists who display exemplary behavior and great potential as community pharmacist candidates.
Grants and Awards for Health Profession Students
Paul Ambrose Scholars Program - The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to students to conduct a community-based health education project at their institution.
Explore Health Careers - Paying for College - EHC includes general financial aid resources for health profession students.
Guide to College Financing for Students and Parents - Site offers helpful resources, including information on college planning, saving for college, Scholarships, student loans, parent loans and college financing processes.
Tylenol® Future Care Scholarship - This scholarship program helps students who are pursuing careers in the medical field manage the rising costs of education.
Federal Loans and Grants - Information about federal aid for undergraduate and professional student pharmacists.
Indian Health Service Division of Health Professions Support - IHS administers scholarships, externships, loan repayment, rants and other support services to assist healthcare professionals in Indian health programs across the nation.
HRSA’s Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program - SDS increases diversity in the health professions by providing awards to eligible health professions schools for use with students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have financial need, including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups.