Financial Aid and Scholarships

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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.

Walmart Scholars Program

AACP and Walmart share the commitment to ensure an adequate number of well-prepared pharmacy faculty in the future. Walmart provides scholarships to student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend two AACP seminars. Graduate students, professional (doctoral) students, residents and fellows, along with their faculty mentors, are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

Express Scripts Scholarship

AACP works with Express Scripts to facilitate the application process for the Express Scripts Scholars Program. Express Scripts provides scholarships to enrolled dual-degree pharmacy students each year. 


CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students

AACP and CVS Health partnered to create a new scholarship to support of five outstanding underrepresented minority students accepted into OR currently enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the PharmD program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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. 


The Fastweb online database includes more than 1.5 million scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.