Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid for PharmD Program

Graduate student status, for federal financial aid purposes, is now determined by the completion of 3 years of undergraduate credit in addition to being admitted into a graduate degree program (PharmD). Students with less than 72 semester (108 quarter hours) at or transferred into UC will initially be classified as undergraduate students for aid and should not indicate that they are graduate students when completing the FAFSA. If not otherwise independent (24 at of the beginning of the aid filing year, married, have dependents, orphan, or veteran), these students must list parent information on the FAFSA.

Undergraduate aid can include grants as well as loans. Federal Stafford Loan eligibility is limited to $2,500 per term for dependent students and $4,166 for independent students. Upon reaching the 108 hour mark (generally after fall term of the first professional year), the student can request that their aid be reprocessed as a graduate student for the remainder of the academic year.

Graduate students in the PharmD program have up to $33,000 in Federal Stafford Loan eligibility annually (up to the cost of education minus other aid sources). Graduate students, however, are no longer eligible for federal grant consideration. For more information regarding unique eligibility and processing issues for financial aid in regards to the PharmD program, please visit PharmD financial aid page of the UC Student Financial Aid website.

Scholarships for PharmD Program

APPLICATION WINDOW IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Incoming and current students may apply starting on March 1st

The following scholarships are available for students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.  Unless otherwise specified, scholarships are one-time, non-renewable awards.   Amounts and recipients shall be voted upon by a designated college committee.  This process will be overseen by the Student Affairs and Honors Committee.  Availability of these scholarships is subject to change based on available funding for each academic year.  Students may apply for multiple awards.

Christy Griffith Mulberry Scholarship

  • Recipients must be members of the Rho Chi Society, the academic honor society in pharmacy.
  • $500.00 non-renewable (multiple awards available).

CVS Multilingual Scholarship

  • Awarded to a single student who is fluent speaking in one or more languages in addition to English.
  • Recipient has an interest in community pharmacy.
  • Recipient must have a 2.5 minimum GPA.
  • Recipient cannot be a past recipient of this award.
  • Applicants must include an essay explaining how he/she has contributed to leadership and service activities which have impacted the College and the profession.
  • $1000 and non-renewable.

CVS Spanish Scholarship

  • Awarded to a single student who is fluent speaking in Spanish.
  • Recipient has an interest in community pharmacy.
  • Recipient must have a 2.5 minimum GPA.
  • Recipient cannot be a past recipient of this award.
  • Applicants must include an essay explaining how he/she has contributed to leadership and service activities which has impacted the College and the profession.
  • $1000 and non-renewable.

David R Uhlfelder Scholarship

  • The David R. Uhlfelder Scholarship is awarded for demonstrated achievement in the area of College and professional service.
  • $1,000 non-renewable (multiple awards available).

Edward and Thelma Studer Scholarship

  • Available for students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy.
  • $1,000 non-renewable (multiple awards available).

Gayle Hoblitzell Scholarship

  • Applicants must be entering PY1 student.
  • Intended to provide scholarship support for an incoming, first-year student who is confirmed / enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and has paid all applicable fees.
  • Preference shall be given to female students.
  • Preference shall be given to students from Greater-Cincinnati and/or students who reside in Northern Kentucky or Southeast Indiana who are eligible for in-state or discounted tuition rates as set by the university (Metro Rate).

Koffenberger Scholarship

  • Applicants must be entering PY1 students who are confirmed / enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and have paid all applicable fees.
  • Applicants must be Ohio residents who demonstrate academic excellence and potential for future scholarship.
  • $5,000 renewable scholarship (1 award available).

Kroger Company Pharmacy Scholarship

  • Recipients must have an interest in community pharmacy practice.
  • Recipients must demonstrate excellence in leadership, service and professional activities which have impacted the College or profession.

Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy Leadership Scholarship

  • Recipient must demonstrate outstanding College and/or professional leadership.
  • $1,000 and non-renewable (1 award available).

Mark C. & Ida L. Carl Scholarship

  • Used to support full-time students at the college with tuition, specifically.
  • $2,000 non-renewable (multiple awards available).

The Plough Pharmacy Student Scholarship 

  • Provides scholarship support to full-time pharmacy students
  • Award amount will vary dependent upon available funds each academic year.
  • Multiple awards available.

Steinmann Scholarship

  • Applicants must be in the top 25% of their class at the end of their P2 and P3 fall semester.
  • Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
  • Recipients must demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, and service.
  • $2,000 non-renewable (multiple awards available).

Walgreens Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Scholarship

  • Scholarship awarded to a single student with an interest in community pharmacy and meets at least one of the following criteria:
    • embraces diversity and promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus
    • represents an underrepresented minority group
  • Award amount will vary dependent upon available funds each academic year.

Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship

  • Awarded to a single student who is fluent speaking in one or more languages in addition to English with an interest in community pharmacy.
  • Award amount will vary dependent upon available funds each academic year.

Wilfred S. Pahner Endowed Scholarship

  • Provides scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and show good promise to succeed academically and professionally.
  • $1,000 non-renewable.

William Cacini Student Scholarship

  • Scholarship funds used to support students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy.
  • Award amount will vary dependent upon available funds each academic year.

APPLICATION WINDOW IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Incoming and current students may apply starting on March 1st

Scholarships for MS/PhD Programs

Each doctoral scholarship will includes funding of $13,000 (half RA) awarded for one year. In addition, the Forbriger and Ritschel Fellowships will include an award of $3,000 for the doctoral student for career development such as to attend specialized workshop/training boot camp in their respective disciplines. This career development portion of the award will replace the current college support to the awardee to travel to professional conferences.

To ensure the merit-basis of the scholarships, extensive efforts will be made to recruit applicants, and the number of awards given in each category will typically be lower than the total number of candidates.

The evaluation criteria will include the candidate’s research background (to match the donor/sponsor requirements), candidate’s publication/presentation record, overall progress towards graduation including didactic coursework GPA, and contributions to College of Pharmacy. An award cycle may be skipped for any scholarship if a competitive pool of proposals is lacking.

Past awardees are not eligible to apply for the same award.

Taylor-Frank Scholarship

  • Awarded to applicants aspiring to pursue MS in the following three areas:
    • Graduate Certificate/MS in Drug Development
    • Graduate Certificate/MS in Cosmetic Science
    • Graduate Certificate/MS in Pharmaceutical Leadership
  • Application Deadline:
    • Fall Semester: August 1st

Graduate Assistantships

  • Assistantships provide funding in exchange for teaching, research or administrative duties.

Graduate Incentive Award (GIA)

  • The GIA is for graduate students who do not receive university stipend support and therefore no service is required in return for the award.

Graduate Assistant Scholarship (GAS)

  • The GAS is for graduate students who are graduate assistants that receive stipend support and have service requirements.

Forbriger Doctoral Fellowship

  • Endowed by A. William Forbriger, the goal of this fellowship is to encourage a student with Chemical Engineering background, preferably a graduate of the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science, to pursue doctoral research in pharmaceutical sciences with emphasis in cosmetic or skin sciences. Based on the criteria set by the donor, following are the priority areas for the award consideration.
    • A full-time Ph.D. student in the College of Pharmacy pursuing research in cosmetic/skin sciences who has a degree in Chemical Engineering from UC College of Engineering.
    • A full-time Ph.D. student in the College of Pharmacy pursuing research in cosmetic/skin sciences

Ritschel Doctoral Fellowship

  • Endowed by Professor Wolfgang Ritschel, who made seminal contributions in the field of pharmacokinetics, the scholarship recognizes and financially support graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in the field of pharmacokinetics, biopharmaceutics and related fields. Based on the criteria set by the donor, following are the priority areas for the award consideration.
    • A full-time Ph.D. student working on a research project with a scientific approach and emphasis on clinical pharmacokinetics using human subjects.
    • A full-time Ph.D. student in the College of Pharmacy who is working on pharmacokinetics in intact animals, isolated organs, cell cultures and modeling.
    • A full-time Ph.D. student in the College of Pharmacy who is working on other projects that involve drug delivery, biopharmaceutics or other related areas.

Rieveschl/Parke-Davis Doctoral Fellowships

  • The Rieveschl/Parke-Davis Funds were endowed with the purpose of enhancing doctoral research and training at the College of Pharmacy. The Graduate Program Committee is offering three fellowships to reward scholarly activity of students who have successfully achieved doctoral candidacy so that they focus primarily on research and complete doctoral education on a timely basis.

Rieveschl/Parke-Davis Meritorious Manuscript Award

  • Applicant must have published at least one first author research or scientific manuscript in peer-reviewed professional journal.
  • Paper should be published in the recent past academic year.
  • Journal impact factor is the key factor for ranking priority.
  • Candidate should provide a list of all publications during that academic year.
  • Both quality and quantity will be assessed in evaluating their scholarly excellence

Marianne F. Ivey Fund

  • The Marianne F. Ivey Fund was endowed to provide scholarships designated for graduate student support in the Pharmacy Leadership Program.