Scholarship Opportunities

College of Pharmacy Tuition Scholarship

  • First through fourth year pharmacy students registered as full-time (12 sh or more) are eligible.
  • University of Iowa or incoming transfer GPA of 3.4 or higher is required.
  • Minimum financial need of $200 is required. Maximum award is $10,000.
  • Must be a US citizen or eligible to file the FAFSA.
  • Must submit FAFSA and reapply for financial aid each year.
  • Go to: for instructions on how to apply for financial aid. 
  • Awards are based on a first-come first serve basis.  A UI grade point average of 3.4+ does not ensure receipt of a scholarship.

College of Pharmacy Donor Scholarships

  • Awarded to second through fourth year pharmacy students.
  • Eligibility requirements vary depending on donor request.
  • Typically range from $175-$3,750.


College of Pharmacy Opportunity Scholarship


The College of Pharmacy values the educational benefits of a diverse student body.  A diverse student body enriches the academic experience by providing an opportunity to explore different world views, philosophies, and cultural approaches to pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences.  The College of Pharmacy wishes to continue to develop and energize our diverse student body by making a limited number of scholarships available.  Please share your thoughts on one of the following essay topics.

Include your name; email address; classification (Fall 2014) P1, P2, P3, or P4 and identification number on your essay.  Return to Patricia McCormick, Director of Student Services at

Deadline:  July 1, 2014

Awards:  Up to $5000.00 per academic year; amount may vary

Criteria:  Must be enrolled in the College of Pharmacy.

Criteria that will be considered for selection include: Leadership experiences, unique personal abilities or talents, health care experience, racial, ethnic, georgraphic and/or intellectual diversity, perspective in overcoming obstacles to academic success or others.  If you are re-applying for the Opportunity Scholarship, please include current activities, service and contribution to the community, etc.

Please respond to ONE of the following questions.  (750 words or less)

  • Describe an experience you have had that led you to value diversity.
  • How has your background contributed to diversity.
  • Describe any unusual social, economic or other barriers you have experienced that have made it difficult for you to attend college.
  • Describe your service and contribution to the community.
  • Describe your leadership activities.


Current Scholarship Opportunities:

Alice Gates Coxen Memorial Scholarship

Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association

The Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association, based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is making available the Lou Carta Scholarship for the sixteenth consecutive year.  The scholarship is named after Carta, an area pharmacist and long time board member of the association.
$1000 will be awarded as one individual or two $500 scholarships applicable to the Fall 2015 term.
Those eligible for the scholarship are students currently enrolled in their second or above in a school of pharmacy who have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Each applicant's hometown must be within approximately 100 miles of the Council Bluffs/Omaha metropolitan area.
A committee appointed by the association will conduct personal interviews to select the recipient(s).
The application deadline is November 30, 2014.
A sample application is available at

For further information or a current application, please contact Tony Beraldi, RPh at