MPA Initiatives

Over the years, Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) has established initiatives to continue supporting its mission of advancing pharmacy leadership, education and research, and promoting pharmacy practice to the highest level of patient care. The Foundation is committed to providing programs that help ensure a strong future for 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

In 2012, the Foundation developed the Health Professlional Leadership Academy (HPLA, a year-long program aimed at developing a class of practitioners equipped and motivated to lead others and their profession in the years ahead. The program consists of face-to-face workshops, online webinars and ongoing mentorship facilitated by leaders, Academy faculty and MPA staff.

Visit the Health Professional Leadership Academy page for additional information, frequently asked questions and an application for the next Leadership Academy Class. 

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.