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Foundation 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. 

2020-2021 MPF Scholarship Qualifications and Application

2020-2021 Essay Topic:


"What do you feel should be the mission of the Michigan Pharmacy Foundaton (MPF) and how
do you see yourself supporting MPF in the future?"


The scholarship amount will be $2,500, and it is a one-time award 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:

  • Oct. 1: Deadline for application, CV or resume and a professional letter of recommendation
  • Nov. 30: Scholarship recipients are selected 
  • Jan. 1: Scholarship recipients are notified
  • February of following year: Scholarships awarded on Saturday at the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition

Past MPF Scholarship Recipient Feedback

“I am honored to have been selected as the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation Student Scholarship recipient. This award has eased the stress associated with tuition expenses and has helped me focus on my scholastic achievements. I will be using this scholarship to strengthen my involvement with national organizations and attend conferences to widen my learning opportunities in hopes to better serve my profession, patients, and peers. It has truly validated my dedication to advance the profession of pharmacy. Thank you to everyone at MPF for their generous contribution, and I can’t wait to pay it forward!”
Linda Arrabi, 2018 Pharm.D. candidate, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


“Being awarded the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation Student Scholarship is an honor. As a pharmacy student, there is a great deal of academic and financial stress. However, as students it is important that we are active in our field and keep up with regulatory issues. When I applied for this scholarship I really had to think about what I believe are the most important regulatory issues facing pharmacy today and how I can help inform other students as well as the community about these important issues. Since receiving this scholarship, I have been able to be active in the profession and maintain my academic success. I am so thankful that both MPF and MPA have given me the tools to be the best student pharmacist I can be.” 
Allison Bouwma, 2018 Pharm.D. candidate, Ferris State University

"I am honored to have been chosen as a Michigan Pharmacy Foundation scholarship winner. This scholarship will not only help ease the financial burden of pharmacy school, but also provide me the funds to continue my involvement in ASHP, SNPhA and MPA at the state and national levels. I am excited to expand my involvement with this funding, and use what I learn to better myself as a student pharmacist as well as to share my experiences and knowledge with peers. In addition, receiving this scholarship as a P2 student helped me realize my leadership potential, and has motivated me to continue advancing myself as a leader. After addressing why provider status is important for health-system pharmacists in my scholarship essay, I am looking forward to involving our SSHP chapter in advocacy more next year, particularly through collaboration with MSHP. Thank you to those who help support student pharmacists through MPF!" 
- Emily Belarski, 2017 Pharm.D. candidate, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy


"The MPF Scholarship has financially assisted me in subsidizing the cost of education necessities, including tuition, travel funds and membership dues. This scholarship has also allowed me focus on my studies and organizational involvement through alleviating the financial burden that comes with pharmacy school. I would like to thank the Michigan Pharmacists Association and Michigan Pharmacy Foundation for the recognition and I am truly grateful for award. I hope to pass on the opportunities by building and supporting future pharmacy leaders of tomorrow to advance the profession and provide quality care to patients." 
- Victor Nguyen, 2016 Pharm.D. candidate, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences