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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-year professional 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

All first-year undergraduates 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.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are provided for students who demonstrate legitimate financial need to support their PharmD studies. Students must also be in good academic standing and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in core courses only.

All scholarships opportunities are available for application through the UB Scholarship Portal. By completing the initial general form, student applicants will be automatically notified of SPPS need-based scholarships and other university scholarships for which they are eligible. Scholarships which are specific to SPPS may request additional application materials, and students must submit all required information by the application deadline of September 30, 2024. 

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

The Graduate School Fellowship

The Graduate School Fellowship helps fund outstanding graduate students at UB. A minimum of twenty students will be selected per year. Each student will receive a $10,000 top-off per year, renewable for five years, for a total value of $50,000.

To be eligible, a nominee must be a new applicant to a PhD program and must be appointed as a full teaching, graduate or research assistant.

Outside Scholarships

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

Scholarship Name and Link to Application Eligibility Requirements Scholarship Amount Application Deadline
AACP Walmart Health Equity Scholarship for Pharmacy Students Graduate and professional student, resident or fellow $5,000 June 1
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 Varies (March-April)
AFPE Gateway to Research Scholarship PharmD students interested in research $5,000 February
Alaska Pharmacists Association Alaskan student pursuing a degree in the field of pharmacy $1,500 November
APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program P2 (second-year) student

2.75 GPA

Member of APhA
Varies December
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 July/August
ASHP Student Leadership Award P2 (second-year) student

Member of ASHP

2.75 GPA
$2,000 January 15
Christian Pharmacist Fellowship
Christian pharmacy student $50-250 Varies
Ciarletta Scholarship

Application emailed to student listservs
Any full time, third, fourth, fifth or sixth year student   $2,500 May
Cleveland Clinic for Allied Health Professional students - Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship Application

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Going into the final year of a health science program

 up to $5,000 April
CVS Health / AACP Community Pharmacy Health Equity Award for Student Pharmacists

Student pharmacists who face financial barriers in their pursuit of education including, but not limited to those who identify as an underrepresented minority student, a student with a disability, or a student with a previous or current military service to include national guard and reserves.

2.5 GPA or greater. Applicants from schools with other grading systems are still eligible to apply for the scholarship.

$20,000 June
Donald W. Arthur Sr. Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Pharmacy

Email for more information
PAWNY member $1,000 April/May
Dr. B. Olive Cole Graduate Educational Grant Must have successfully completed at least one-fourth of the required credits or one year of graduate study

Must be in good standing with Lambda Kappa Sigma
$2,000 January
George F. Archambault Scholarship P2, P3, P4 student

2.75 GPA

APhA member
$1,500 December
GoodRx Pharmacy Innovation Scholarship
Students must be a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, in at least P1 year

3.0 GPA
$1,000 July
HIMSS Scholarship All undergraduate or graduate students in healthcare $2,500 March  
HSF/CVS Caremark Scholarship Program


2.5 GPA

$500 - $5,000 February
Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program US Citizen or US national

Males 18 or older must be registered for Selective Service

See website for tribal/village requirements

2.0 GPA
Varies February
Italian-American Pharmacists Society

Italian heritage

P2 (second-year) or P3 (third-year) pharmacy student

3.0 GPA

$2,000 Varies (February-April)
Lasker Foundation Essay Contest Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences graduate students $5,000 March
Maureen R.L. Mussenden Scholarship

First Generation graduate/professional student in one of the five UB health sciences schools

First Generation student

Varies September  
National Hispanic Health Foundation Hispanic students in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health and policy schools $2,000-$5,000 September

NYS ACCP Scholarship

Application emailed to student listservs

Any P1 - P4 student

Must be member of the school's chapter of ACCP

Cumulative PharmD GPA of 3.0 or higher

Ongwe’onwe/Indigenous Student Scholarship

Must be currently enrolled or newly admitted to the University at Buffalo.


Must be enrolled full-time in an Undergraduate, Graduate or Professional Degree Granting Program.


Must be in good academic standing with at least a 2.00 UB GPA.


Must be deemed and charged tuition as an out-of-state resident.


Must be one of the following:

  • A certified/enrolled citizen of a U.S. federally recognized nation or tribe.
  • A child or grandchild of an enrolled U.S. federally recognized NYS Six Nations/Haudenosaunee Nation (Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca Allegany, Seneca Cattaraugus, St. Regis Mohawk, Tuscarora, Tonawanda Band of Seneca) citizen, that resides in the USA, outside of NYS.
  • Have a Canadian Indian status for one of the Haudenosaunee nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, or Tuscarora).

Tuition Assistance:

  • Undergraduate level – up to 10 terms to complete the first bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s Level – up to 6 terms to complete the first master’s degree.
  • PHD Level – up to 12 terms to complete the first PhD.
Pharmacists Association of the Southern Tier (PAST) Scholarship
High school graduate

Any P1-P4 student

Reside in: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Sullivan, Tioga, or Tompkins
$500-1000 May
Pharmacists Mutual Companies Scholarship Program P3 or P4 student

Plan to practice in an independent or small chain community pharmacy or underserved geographic or cultural community
$3,000 December 1
PLS-AFPE First Year Graduate Scholarship Must be in their final year in the PharmD program

Member of Phi Lambda Sigma

Plans to enroll in a PhD program upon graduation or be currently enrolled in a dual PharmD/PhD program

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required
$7,500 May
National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Scholarships Pharmacy student

NCPA member

May only receive once
Varies March
TYLENOL Future Care Scholars College senior or P1-P3 student

Resident of US, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia
$5,000 - $10,000 July
Westchester County Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. - Joel Yellin Annual Student Scholarship Award P2, P3 or P4 student

Must reside or work in Westchester, Rockland or Bronx counties

May receive scholarship twice if applying in P2 year
$1,500 + 1 year membership to NYS Council of Health-System Pharmacists November

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