Student Scholarships

Scholarship Students.

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File Your FASFA

Both UB SPPS academic and need-based scholarships require a current FAFSA application on file. If you are a US citizen and need additional help financing your education, you should complete this application.

Admissions Scholarships

First professional year students are eligible for competitive scholarships, when available, awarded by the school’s Scholarship Committee and determined primarily by information supplied by students in their admissions application. No additional application is required. Scholarship decisions are made and conveyed during the admissions process. Those selected must respond by the deadline noted in the offer letter or the scholarship will be forfeited. Additional scholarship details will be included in the offer letter and must be read and adhered to in order to maintain scholarship funding. The Scholarship Committee takes many factors into account when reviewing criteria of potential scholarship recipients such as academic achievement, initiative and degree of effort given to self-support of the student's educational expenses, residency, unmet financial need, career aspirations, the quality of the admissions application essay, combinations of these factors, and/or other criteria.

Early Assurance: Dean's Leadership Scholarship

Effective with the incoming Fall 2019 students, all freshman admitted directly into the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program through our Early Assurance Program 2+4=6 option will earn a Dean’s Leadership Scholarship upon successful transition to the professional (3rd) year of study. No additional application is needed. See Scholarships (click on Other UB Administered Scholarships page on the Office of Financial Aid website).

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are provided for those students who show clear financial need. Students must also be in good academic standing and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in core courses only. Scholarship applications are emailed each spring for the following year.

SPPS need-based scholarships are supported by:

  • Aversano-Strozzi Scholarship Fund
  • Allen Barnett Fellowship
  • Jennie Bauda Demuth Scholarship Fund
  • David and Jane Chu Scholarship Fund
  • Robert M. Cooper Scholarship Fund
  • Crimaldi-Madejski Scholarship Fund
  • CVS Scholarship Fund
  • X. Dave D'Ambrosio Scholarship Fund
  • Pamela Emerson Scholarship Fund
  • Lyle A. Graves Scholarship Fund
  • Independent Health Scholarship Fund
  • Gilbert Kulick Scholarship Fund
  • Lorren Larwood Scholarship Fund
  • Francis and Edward Mayer Scholarship Fund
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Scholarship Fund
  • Cecil and Violet Newton Scholarship Fund
  • Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Pharmacy Scholarship Fund
  • Robert and Karen Miller Pompi Scholarship for Pharmacy Students
  • Copel and Max Rubenstein Scholarship Fund
  • UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship Fund
  • UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Association Grants in Aid
  • UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Golf Tournament Scholarship Fund
  • Walgreens Scholarship Fund
  • Walmart Scholarship Fund
  • Women's Club of Columbia Scholarship Fund

Outside Scholarships

Below is a list of some relevant scholarships offered outside of the school. Please review the application instructions and verify the deadlines on the scholarship provider's website.

Deadline

Name & Link to Application

Eligibility

Amount

February

AFPE Gateway to Research Scholarship

  • PharmD students interested in research

$5,000

February  

AACP Walmart Scholars Program

  • Graduate and professional student, resident, or fellow

$1,000

Various (March-April)

AAUW Buffalo Branch Loans and Grants

  • Female undergrad or graduate
  • Resident of one of the eight Western New York counties and
  • Graduate of a high school in the region
  • Full-time student

Varies

Various (February-April)

Italian-American Pharmacists Society

  • Italian
  • Pharmacy student

$2,000

March  

HIMSS Scholarship

  • All undergraduate or graduate students in healthcare

$2,500

March

The National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Scholarships

  • Pharmacy student
  • NCPA member
  • May only receive once

$2,000

March 

AfterCollege Science Scholarship

  • Student in health sciences

$500

March 

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

  • Any university student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

$500

April/May

Donald W. Arthur Sr. Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Pharmacy

pawny99@aol.com

  • PAWNY member

$1,000

May CVS Health Minority Scholarship
  • Underrepresented minority
  • Accepted into a PharmD program OR currently enrolled in the P1 year
  • 3.0 GPA or greater
$8,000

May

Nicholas Ciccarone Scholarship (application emailed to listservs)

  • Any full time, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth year student (P-1, P-2, P-3, or P-4)

$2,500

May

Ciarletta Scholarship (application emailed to listservs)

  • Any full time, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth year student  

$2,500

May Pharmacists Association of the Southern Tier (PAST) Scholarship (application emailed to listservs)
  • HS graduate 
  • Any P1-P4
  • Reside in: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Sullivan, Tioga, or Tompkins.
$500-1000
July ASCEND Triad Healthcare Recruiting Scholarship for Health Professions
  • Graduate, doctoral or professional student in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy in their final academic year
$9,500

August  

Lasker Foundation Essay Contest

  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students

$2,000 -$10,000

August

Express Scripts Foundation

  • Dual degree student
  • Four (4) awarded

$10,000

September  

Maureen R.L. Mussenden Scholarship

  • Graduate/Professional student in one of the five UB Health Sciences Schools

Varies

October

National Hispanic Health Foundation

  • Hispanic students in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and policy schools

$2,000-$5,000

October

CVS Health/NMF PharmD Scholarship

  • African American pharmacy student

$2,500

November  

UB SPPS Alumni Association

  • US citizen
  • Financial need
  • P2, P3, P4 student

Varies

November

Alaska Pharmacists Association

  • Alaskan student pursuing a degree in the field of pharmacy

$1,500

November

J. Scott Fleming Merit Award

  • Full-time
  • Extracurricular and volunteer

$500

December

Pharmacists Mutual Companies Scolarship Program

  • P3 or P4
  • Plan to practice in an independent or small chain community pharmacy
    or underserved geographic or cultural community, preferably in an independent or small chain community pharmacy

$2,500

December

George F. Archambault Scholarship

  • P2, P3, P4 student
  • 2.75 GPA
  • APhA member

$1,500

Varies

HSF/CVS Caremark Scholarship Program

  • Hispanic

Varies