MPA Initiatives

The Michigan Pharmacy Foundation supports initiatives that align with its mission to foster the future of pharmacy.

Adopt-a-Student Program

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The MPF Adopt-a-Student program provides an opportunity for student pharmacists to connect with experienced, practicing pharmacy professionals to network, develop potential long-term mentors and gain valuable advice for their future career. The program also provides an opportunity for current practitioners to learn fresh, new ideas from up-and-coming pharmacists and to have an impact on the future of the profession by instilling knowledge in those who are just beginning their journey in pharmacy.

Visit the Adopt-a-Student page for more information and to learn how to become involved!

Foundation Community Support

Each year, the Foundation conducts a charitable organization drive during the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition. Items collected have typically been those that are easily found in any pharmacy such as personal care items, food staples, etc. The MPF Board of Trustees selects a charitable organization each year to which they donate the collected items. This donation drive has allowed the profession of pharmacy to give back to individuals in need. If you have a special 501(c)(3), charitable organization that you would like the Foundation to consider for a future year, please submit your suggestion to Rick Drabek, MPF executive director.

Visit the MPF Events & Activities page for more information on this activity, past supported orgnaizations and additional community support efforts.

Health Professional Leadership Academy

The Health Professional Leadership Academy is a competitive program to build the future leaders of pharmacy. It is an intensive, self-reflective experience where participants acquire self-awareness to be respected team managers/heads, collaborative healthcare partners and influential pharmacy industry leaders. The program consists of seven two-hour webinars, home study, and a day at the MPA Annual Convention and Exposition.

Visit the Health Professional Leadership Academy page for additional information and instructions on how to apply. 

Student Pharmacist Scholarships

The Foundation provides scholarships to exceptional up-and-coming pharmacists. Since establishing the program in 2002, the Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships to deserving future practitioners.

Each year, a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to one student pharmacist at each of Michigan’s three colleges of pharmacy. When funding allows, the Foundation Board of Trustees may award additional scholarships to student pharmacists who exhibit exceptional academic, leadership and professional achievements.

Visit the MPF Scholarship page for more information.