Scholarship Opportunities

College of Pharmacy Tuition Scholarship

  • First through fourth year pharmacy students registered as full-time (12 semester hour or more) are eligible.
  • For students admitted Fall 2015 and 2016, a pharmacy cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher is required.
  • For  students admitted before Fall 2015, a UI cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above is required.
  • Minimum financial need of $200 is required. Maximum award is $10,000.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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 University of Iowa 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

Microsoft Office document icon2016 Opportunity Scholarship Application

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 2016) P1, P2, P3, or P4 and identification number on your essay.  Return to Patricia McCormick, Director of Student Services at

Deadline:  June 15, 2016

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:

    The Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship Program

    The Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship program supports a core belief of Pharmacists Mutual that independent community pharmacies and pharmacy services in underserved communities are critically important to the nation's healthcare system and to the pharmacy profession.

    To be eligible, pharmacy students must be at least a P3 and plan to practice in:

    • An independent or small chain community pharmacy, or
    • An underserved geographic or cultural community, preferably in an independent or small chain community pharmacy.​

    Interested students will submit an electronic application, college transcript, letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor, and an essay describing their interest in practicing in an independent or small chain community setting or in an underserved community.  Their essay should describe steps they have taken to prepare themselves for their chosen practice setting.  The essay, reference information and transcript must be submitted electronically.  Students can access the scholarship application and submit the required documents via the Pharmacists Mutual website at www.  The application opens March 21, 2016 and the submission deadline is April 30, 2016.

    A Pharmacists Mutual panel will review the scholarship applications to select the recipient(s).  Up to twenty scholarships nationwide will be awarded.  Each recipient will receive $2,500.  The scholarship award winner(s) and their schools will be notified by mid-August.