PharmD Scholarships

The USC School of Pharmacy is committed to helping all eligible students achieve their educational goals regardless of their economic status. More than 90 percent of USC Pharmacy students receive financial assistance. A number of scholarships are awarded each year to students based on individual characteristics, donor preferences and/or financial need. The following is an overview of the scholarships available:

USC School of Pharmacy Institutional and Endowed Scholarships

  • Scholarships are based on leadership, community service, career interest and academic achievement.
  • Award varies from $2,500 to full tuition.
  • All continuing students will be notified by email when the scholarship application opens up for the upcoming academic year.

USC University-Wide Scholarship Programs

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association (APAA) Scholarship Program

  • Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal merit, demonstration of financial need and contributions made to Asian Pacific American communities.
  • Application available: October 2021
  • Application deadline: TBA

For additional information, please visit https://alumni.usc.edu/apaa-scholarships/

USC Black Alumni Association

  • Must be current or continuing USC and/or transfer students.
  • Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5.
  • Applicants should exemplify commitment and identification with, and the ability to contribute to, the African-American community.
  • Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal merit and demonstrated involvement within the African-American community.
  • Application available: December 2021
  • Application deadline: TBA

For additional information, please visit https://alumni.usc.edu/baa/scholarships/

USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students are eligible to receive only one USC Lambda scholarship per year.
  • Students who have previously been awarded a USC Lambda scholarship cannot receive the same award again.
  • Students of all genders or sexual identities are welcome to apply.
  • Application available: October 2021
  • Application deadline: TBA

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://alumni.usc.edu/lambda-scholarships/

USC Latino Alumni Association

  • Awarded to students on the basis of their academic achievement and commitment to the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Award ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Application available: October 2021
  • Application deadline: TBA

For additional information and to download scholarship application, please visit https://alumni.usc.edu/laa-scholarships/

Norman Topping Student Aid Fund

  • Must be an entering graduate student.
  • Must have high financial need.
  • Must demonstrate community awareness.
  • Application currently open
  • Application deadline: June 1, 2021

For additional information and selection criteria, please visit Norman Topping Student Aid

CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students

The CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students Scholarship will be given to outstanding underrepresented minority students accepted into or enrolled in their first (P1) year of the PharmD program. Each of five recipients will receive an $8,000 scholarship.

  • Applicants must belong to an underrepresented minority group and demonstrate leadership, academic success and a commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession and patient care.
  • GPA for current degree program must be 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Application currently open
  • Application deadline: June 18, 2021

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://www.aacp.org/resource/cvs-health-minority-scholarship-pharmacy-students

Contact the AACP at scholarships@aacp.org if you have any questions.

USC Town and Gown Scholarship

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen. Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be a resident of Southern California. Bakersfield is the northern most boundary.
  • Demonstrate academic strengths, leadership, and community involvement.
  • Be full-time students and carry 6 to 8 or more units per semester.
  • Scholarship range from $6,000 to $10,000.
  • Current USC graduate students who are applying for the first time, should have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4.
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0.
  • Application available: August 2021
  • Application deadline: December 1, 2021

For additional information, please visit
https://townandgownofusc.org/scholarship/information/

Outside USC Scholarship Opportunities

Awards and Fellowships Database, Office of the Provost

  • Available to USC Students
  • Awards categorized by degree, demographic and discipline

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://awardsdatabase.usc.edu/app/index.asp

AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Available to USC Students

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For more information, please visit
https://www.aacp.org/resource/financial-aid-and-scholarships

AES Engineering

  • You are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible
  • Must submit a 500-1000 word essay
  • Application deadline: October 8, 2021

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please contact
scholarships@aesengineers.com

AFPE (American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education) Gateway Research Scholarship

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit
http://afpepharm.org/index.php/contact/grants-scholarships-and-awards/

American College of Healthcare Executives

  • Albert W. Dent and Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships
  • Students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management program (dual PharmD Public Health or PharmD MBA, Healthcare Admin)
  • Minority Students only for Albert W. Dent Scholarship

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://www.ache.org/about-ache/news-and-awards/dent-and-mcgaw-graduate-student-scholarships

Healthcare Academic Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in a healthcare related program
  • Must have a minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Application currently open
  • Application deadline: May 1, 2021

For additional information and to download a scholarship application, please visit https://www.healthcaresystemcareersedu.org/healthcare-education-scholarship/

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

  • Affinity for the health of Hispanic communities
  • Participation in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities
  • US Citizenship, permanent residency or DACA required
  • Application available: May 2021
  • Application deadline: TBA

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://nhmafoundation.org/programs/the-nhhf-scholarship/

Indian Health Service Scholarship

  • American Indian or Alaska Native students
  • Member of Federally recognized Tribe
  • Two-year service commitment within and Indian health program in your professional discipline

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/scholarshiprecipients/

MGMA Scholarships (Medical Group Management Association)

  • Membership in MGMA required
  • Enrolled in a graduate program relevant to medical practice management (dual PharmD Public Health, Global Medicine, Business Administration Regulatory Science(?)
  • Application currently open
  • Application deadline: May 21, 2021

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit  https://www.mgma.com/membership/get-involved/scholarships

Public Health Online

  • Students pursuing the dual PharmD/MPH
  • Individual scholarship opportunities listed

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://www.publichealthonline.org/scholarships-and-grants/

NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

  • Individual scholarship opportunities listed

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit:
https://www.naca.org/Foundation/Pages/default.aspx

NCPA Foundation Scholarship

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit
https://www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/

R & D Systems Scholarship

  • Must be a student pursuing a degree in a science related field
  • Must submit two 500-word essays
  • Application currently open
  • Application deadline: June 16, 2021

For additional information, please visit https://www.rndsystems.com/grants-scholarships/scholarship-application

Aging Matters Scholarship

  • Application currently open
  • Application deadline: May 15, 2021

For additional information, please visit
https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/

 “25 Great Scholarships for Pharmacy Students”

  • Corporate and organizational scholarships for pharmacy students
  • Individual scholarship opportunities listed

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://www.topdegreesonline.org/scholarships/for-pharmacy-students/

“Top Scholarships for Pharmacy School Students”

  • Corporate and organizational scholarships for pharmacy students
  • Individual scholarship opportunities listed

Each award may have its own individual criteria. For additional information, please visit https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/student-loans/top-scholarships-pharmacy-students/

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

  • Must be a graduate student or be a college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school during the following academic year
  • Must be a resident of the United States

For additional information, please visit https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship.

Walmart Pharmacy Scholars Program

  • Application deadline: The 2021 deadline for this opportunity has passed

For additional information, please visit
https://www.aacp.org/walmart-scholars-information-instructions

For more information about resources for scholarships and financial aid at the USC School of Pharmacy, please contact Allison Frierson Bryant at abryant@usc.edu.