Aside from maintaining reasonable tuition rates, Binghamton University offers numerous funding options. From loans and fellowships to student employment and travel funding, Binghamton University can help you find the sources you need to enhance your career and make your education attainable. Visit our graduate school funding and support webpage for more information.
Binghamton University annually offers $300,000 in scholarships to PharmD students. As an applicant, you are automatically considered for many of scholarships we offer incoming students. Many scholarships are awarded on a recurring basis through the four years of the PharmD program.
Binghamton University School for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Excellence Fund for Pharmacy Students
After acceptance into the PharmD program, you may be eligible for a scholarship through the Excellence Fund for Pharmacy Students. This fund provides scholarships to high-quality students, especially out-of-state applicants, who are selected to attend the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
There are a variety of national, and some local, scholarships available to student pharmacists to assist with financial support during their academic progression. The list below covers many opportunities. Click on the links to learn more about eligibility, application requirements, deadlines and more.
Scholarships for Pharmacy Students
- Air Force Health Profession Scholarship Program: One- and two-year scholarships for healthcare professionals in the Air Force to cover all tuition and required fees, including textbooks.
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP): Information on a variety of scholarships and grants/awards is available on this site.
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Health Equity Scholarship for Pharmacy Students: Ten $5,000 scholarships were awarded in 2022. Continue to monitor this page to determine if the program will be offered in the future.
- American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS): $1,000 to support programming for up to three student chapters that are recognized annually for providing exceptional service and outreach.
- American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE): Offers pre-doctoral fellowship awards with a $10,000 stipend to high-performing students in various areas, including pharmaceutical sciences, health outcome disparities, pharmaceutics and for minority gateway applicants, as well as several fellowships with $7,500 or $5,000 stipends. One $15,000-stipend fellowship is available for research projects that focus on improving health outcomes in hospitals, health systems and ambulatory care clinics. Applications are currently closed. Monitor this page for the next application round.
- American Pharmacists Association Foundation Scholarship Program: Awards are for P2 and later students who are active in APhA-ASP and are generally $1,000 each. The 2023 application is closed. Monitor this page for the next application round.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund/CVS Caremark Scholarship Program: Assists students of Hispanic heritage. Awards are based on merit and range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need.
- Lasker Foundation Essay Contest: Awards of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 for first, second and third place, respectively. Essay engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine and the role of biomedical research in our society today. The essay contest deadline is March 31, 2023.
- Italian-American Pharmacists Society: $2,000 scholarships to students chosen on the basis of scholarship, Italian heritage and level of dedication to the profession of pharmacy. One scholarship open to P2 students and one open to P3 students.
- National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Scholarship: Merit-based and awarded to pharmacy schools, some focused on innovation in patient care and pharmacy practice and others on promoting diversity by fostering support and education in underrepresented populations. Number and amount of awards varies but can range from $15.000 to $20,000. Fully accredited schools should apply by mid-March.
- National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Scholarships (student must become a member of NCPA): Applicants must be members of the National Community Pharmacists Association. Scholarship applications open in December and the application deadline is mid-March.
- Pharmacists Association of the Southern Tier (PAST): Two scholarships, one for $500 to a graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in pharmacy, and one for $1,000 to a current PharmD student. who lives within PAST's 11-county affiliate region. Deadline for high school applicants is May 1 each year; deadline for PharmD applicants is Aug. 1 each year.
- Pharmacists Mutual Companies Scholarship Program: $2,500 awards to current P2 or P3 pharmacy students who will be P3 or P4 students in the upcoming academic year. Applications will be acceped from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 2023, for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Scholarships for Minority or Underrepresented Students
- America's Black Collegians A cause marketing site that raises funds to provide scholarships for Black students and that includes links for eligible Black students to apply for a variety of scholarships.
- American Indian College Fund: Awards scholarships to American Indian and Alaska native students at accredited schools. Applications are accepted annually from Feb. 1 to May 31 each year.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholar-Intern Program A Congressional paid summer internship program for Hispanic students. Deadlines vary for summer and fall internships.
- CVS Health Minority Scholarship: One-time awards of $8,000 given to five outstanding underrepresented minority students in PharmD programs. Completed applications are due by June 1 for fall 2023 schlarships.
- FinAid.org Information Page for Minority Students: A list of awards minority students can apply for.
- FinAid.org Information Page for Native American Students: A list of awards Native American students can apply for.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund This site provides links to a variety of scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students.
- Indian Health Service Scholarship Program This site provides information on a variety of scholarship opportunities for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students. Applications are open each year from Dec. 15 to Feb. 28.
- Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program for Americans of Polish Descent Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for one academic year. Funding is for full-time studies. Scholarships are for academic year fall to spring.
- National Hispanic Health Foundation: Awards 15 to 20 scholarships annually to students with outstanding academic records, leadership and who are committed to serving Hispanics. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic. Applications are posted between May and June each year.
- Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA): Grant awards of $2,500 to $5,000 per term for Navajo students seeking graduate-level degrees.
- United Negro College Fund: Each year awards more than $100 million in scholarships to minority group members across the country.
Scholarships for Women
- American Association of University Women Provides funding in the form of fellowships and grants ranging from $2,000 to $35,000 for graduate-level programs in a number of areas. Application deadlines vary.
- FinAid.org Information Page for Female Students Information about scholarships and fellowships that are offered by numerous organizations to female students.
Scholarships for Healthcare/Health Science Students
- ACLS Training Center An essay contest for a $1,000 scholarship stipend. Deadline to apply for the 2024 Essay Contest is Nov. 1, 2024.
- Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Annual scholarships to students pursuing degrees in healthcare at the graduate level. Applications should open May 1 and are due June 30.
- College Cognitive Information on a wide variety of scholarships and grants.