Merit Based Scholarship for Pharm.D. and Pharmacy Technician Students

Our team at Pharmacytechnicianguide.com has done its best to provide comprehensive information about a Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacist's career and education. With our state wise listing of schools, you can make a well-informed choice to start with your education. However, the rising tuition costs that have risen by 225% over the past 30 years can be a deterrent to deserving candidates to take up a program. At Pharmacytechnicianguide.com we understand that the cost of education can be a barrier to your success, either as a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician. We have decided to join in the effort to support your education by offering two scholarships, one each for a deserving Pharm. D. and a pharmacy technician student.



'Alexander Flemming Pharm. D. Scholarship'

Amount: $500

'Alexander Flemming Pharm. D. Scholarship' is a merit-based scholarship awarded to eligible students enrolled on or after July 15th, 2019 and have completed one academic year in a Pharm. D. Program in the United States. It is one-time non-renewable scholarship of $500 that can be used for pharmacist educational expenses-related purposes only- for example tuition, books or fees.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting the application and all supporting documentation is October 1st, 2020 until 11:59 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligibility Requirements

• Must be a U.S. citizen.
• Must be actively enrolled in a pharmacy school on or after July 15th, 2019 and should have completed at least one academic year of your Pharm.D. program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent grading system)

What Documents Do I Need to Submit?

In order for an application to be complete, along with accurately filling all the details you must attach the following documents and essay:

• First Year Pharm.D. Program official or unofficial academic transcripts in PDF or Word format.
• 2 Letters of Recommendation either from your college faculty, employers or community leaders.
• Your essay of about 450-500 words on 'Emerging roles of pharmacists in acute and emergency healthcare'

Essay Topic

You need to write a 450-500 words essay on 'Emerging roles of pharmacists in acute and emergency healthcare'

Why This Topic for The Essay?

Pharmacists undoubtedly play a critical role in the healthcare ecosystem. Since they have the expertise to be patient care providers, what do you think about their roles beyond being medication processors?

Judging Criteria

Your application will be evaluated by our editorial staff based on the following criteria:

1. First Year Pharm.D. Program GPA - 40%
2. Any Community/Volunteer service you have been part of - 10%
3. Essay - 50%
• Overall Impact of the Essay - 40%
• Creativity/Originality - 30%
• Appropriateness to Topic - 20%
• Grammar and Spelling -10%

'Dispensing Health-Pharmacy Technician Scholarship'

Amount: $500

'Dispensing Health-Pharmacy Technician Scholarship' is a merit-based scholarship awarded to one eligible student enrolled on or after July 15th, 2020 in a Pharmacy technician certificate, diploma or associate degree program in the United States. It is a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $500 that can be used for pharmacy technician educational expenses-related purposes only - for example tuition, books or fees.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting the application and all supporting documentation is October 1st, 2020 until 11:59 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligibility Requirements

• Must be a U.S. citizen.
• Must be 18 years of age or older when submitting application.
• Must have a graduating high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Must be actively enrolled in a Pharmacy Technician Certificate, Diploma (or) Associate Degree program on or after July 15th, 2020.

What Documents Do I Need to Submit?

In order for an application to be complete, along with accurately filling all the details you must attach the following documents and essay:

• A copy of your high school transcript.
• 1 Letter of Recommendation either from your high school teacher/college faculty or community leader.
• A copy of letter of acceptance to a pharmacy technician program from a post-secondary institution bearing proof of your acceptance.
• Your essay of about 450-500 words on 'Prescription drug abuse in the U.S. and what in your opinion can be done to arrest it.'

Essay Topic

You need to write a 450-500 words essay on 'Prescription drug abuse in the U.S. and what in your opinion can be done to arrest it.'

Why This Topic for The Essay?

Every year prescription drug abuse kills 22,000 lives in the United States. Prescription drugs such as Opioids are being over used leading to an alarming number of people having painkiller substance use disorders. Research indicates 4% to 6% of opioid abusers transition to heroin use. As a pharmacy technician working in a pharmacy, you may have to deal with such instances.

Judging Criteria

Your application will be evaluated by our editorial staff based on the following criteria:

1. High school GPA - 20%
2. Any Community/Volunteer service you have been part of - 10%
3. Why did you choose being a pharmacy technician as a career? -10%
4. Essay - 60%
• Overall Impact of the Essay - 40%
• Creativity/Originality - 30%
• Appropriateness to Topic - 20%
• Grammar and Spelling -10%





Notifying the Winner

The winner of both our scholarships will be notified on or before October 23rd, 2020 by email and/or phone, to the contact details provided with their submission.



Verification of Documents

To ensure the documents submitted by the winner at the time of application are authentic, pharmacytechnicianguide.com will verify these documents. If during verification we find the documents to be inaccurate, pharmacytechnicianguide.com reserves the right to revoke the award and present it to the next deserving applicant.



Announcing the Winner on Pharmacytechnicianguide.com

The winners of both our scholarships will be publicly announced via our website on October 31st, 2020.



Scholarship Payment


Within one week of officially announcing the winner on the website a check will be mailed directly to your school and will be made payable to your school and credited to your student account. The scholarship winner understands that the scholarship money can only be used for the before mentioned program related educational expenses only - for example tuition, books and fees.



Terms and Conditions

• You must be a US citizen to apply for our scholarship.

• Our Scholarship is awarded on a one-time basis and will not be renewable.

• You must fill out all required portions of the application form and provide required documents to be eligible for the scholarship. Any incomplete or inaccurate information will disqualify your application for this scholarship.

• The essay must be the original work of the applicant, any essays found to contain plagiarized material, either full or in-part, will be immediately disqualified.

• All applications will be reviewed by our editorial staff and based on our criteria a winner will be selected.

• If you are selected to receive the scholarship you agree to make yourself available for interviews and permit pharmacytechnicianguide.com to use your photograph and text interview/interview video on the website.

• All contact information provided by you must be accurate so that we can get in touch with you. We are not responsible for mistakes or errors in contact details. If you cannot be contacted within 7 working days of your selection, you will be disqualified.

• Pharmacytechnianguide.com promises to maintain the privacy of all scholarship applicants; their information will not be sold or distributed.

• Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or disability.

• We are not liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by you for taking part or not being able to take part in this competition.



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