The Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) provides scholarships to exceptional up-and-coming pharmacists. Since establishing the program in 2002, MPF has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships to deserving future practitioners.
Each year, a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to one student pharmacist at each of Michigan’s three colleges of pharmacy. In addition, the Larry Wagenknecht Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a student who especially exhibits exceptional leadership capabilities. When funding allows, MPF Board of Trustees may award additional scholarships to student pharmacists who exhibit exceptional academic, leadership and professional achievements.
MPF recently updated its Mission and Vision Statements to reflect the future direction, purpose, and values of the Foundation.
Essay Question #1: In what specific ways can the Foundation best achieve it’s Mission “To Foster the Future of Pharmacy” through pharmacy student engagement?
Essay Question #2: Describe how you believe the Foundation can best deliver it’s Vision of “One Pharmacy Profession, Maximizing Health and Wellness”?
Note: Please submit an essay for both questions listed above. Each essay should be no longer than two double-spaced pages, formatted in 12-point, Times New Roman font with one-inch margins.
Each MPF scholarship is a one-time award. They are each a one-time award. All scholarships will be paid in one payment and presented during the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition held on February 25, 2023. The awardee is expected to be in attendance to receive their scholarship. Awardee must still be enrolled as a full-time pharmacy student and making satisfactory progress on their educational degree.
Scholarship Deadlines and Timelines:
"I was honored and grateful to be awarded one of the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation scholarships this year. By financially supporting Michigan pharmacy students, the MPF not only helps reduce the financial burden of a pharmacy education, but also promotes engagement in pharmacy advocacy and policy early in our careers and creates a culture of generosity that we will pay forward into the future."
-Kirsten Smith, 2022 Pharm.D. candidate, University of Michigan
"The MPF Scholarship has helped lift a great financial burden off my shoulder. As a Canadian student, it has allowed me to cross the border on days I would not normally have to, so I could work on projects and volunteer without financial repercussions. Receiving a generous scholarship like this makes you see the value of giving back in the future, so other students may continue to have these opportunities. I am honored to have been given this scholarship in recognition of the work we do. Thank you to the MPF and MPA for all you do."
- Ramy Mana, 2021 Pharm.D. candidate, Wane State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences