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. In addition, the Larry Wagenknecht Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a student who especially exhibits exceptional leadership capabilities. When funding allows, the Foundation Board of Trustees may award additional scholarships to student pharmacists who exhibit exceptional academic, leadership and professional achievements.
The scholarship amounts will be $2,500 for the general scholarships and $3,000 for the Larry Wagenknecht Leadership Scholarship. They are each a one-time award. All scholarships will be paid in one payment and presented during the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition held in the upcoming year. The Annual Convention is typically held the last weekend in February. The awardee is expected to be in attendance on Saturday at the Annual Convention to receive their scholarship. In addition, the awardee must still be enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress on his or her educational degree.
Scholarship Deadlines and Timelines:
"I was honored and grateful to be awarded one of the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation scholarships this year. By financially supporting Michigan pharmacy students, the MPF not only helps reduce the financial burden of a pharmacy education, but also promotes engagement in pharmacy advocacy and policy early in our careers and creates a culture of generosity that we will pay forward into the future."
-Kirsten Smith, 2022 Pharm.D. candidate, University of Michigan
"The MPF Scholarship has helped lift a great financial burden off my shoulder. As a Canadian student, it has allowed me to cross the border on days I would not normally have to, so I could work on projects and volunteer without financial repercussions. Receiving a generous scholarship like this makes you see the value of giving back in the future, so other students may continue to have these opportunities. I am honored to have been given this scholarship in recognition of the work we do. Thank you to the MPF and MPA for all you do."
- Ramy Mana, 2021 Pharm.D. candidate, Wane State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences