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The Financial Aid Office at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is located in Griffith Hall, Room 172. The office staff is available to assist students in applying for federal, state, and university grant and loan funds.
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A student is eligible for federal, state, and University financial aid if he or she:
- Is a high school graduate.
- Is matriculated in a degree-granting program of study at the University.
- Is making satisfactory academic progress.
- Is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Is taking at least six credits per semester as an undergraduate student or a graduate student (some financial aid programs require full-time enrollment, which is defined as 12 credits per semester).
- Meets the eligibility criteria for each specific financial aid program.
With the exception of merit scholarships, eligibility is based on financial need, which a student demonstrates by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA may be filed on-line or on paper. Awards are made by the Financial Aid Office on a first-come, first-served basis, starting on or about March 15 of the prior academic year. Students should allow 4-5 weeks for FAFSA processing by the Federal Processing Center; however, FAFSAs may NOT be completed or signed before January 1 of the prior academic year.
Federal Financial Aid
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Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants are determined by the Financial Aid Office based on the information provided by the FAFSA. The number of credits a student takes per semester may affect the amount of a Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
SEOG grants are determined by the Financial Aid Office, based on a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and availability of funds. Students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants are considered first for these awards.
Federal Stafford Loans
Federal Stafford Loans are low-interest loans determined by the Financial Aid Office based on financial need demonstrated on the FAFSA. The loan carries a variable interest rate, which is based on the 10-year Federal Treasury bond plus 1%, capped at 8.25%. The Financial Aid Office has initiated a pre-certification process that requires no paper loan application on the part of the student. First-time borrowers will receive a Master Promissory Note to complete, sign, and return. This will finalize the loan application process. There are two types of Stafford Loans, subsidized and unsubsidized.
Subsidized Stafford Loans
These loans allow a deferment of principal payments and include interest subsidy payments by the federal government.
Annual Borrowing Limits:
$2,625 for first-year
$3,500 for second-year
$5,500 for third-, fourth and
fifth-year undergraduate students
$8,500 for graduate students
The aggregate limit for a subsidized Stafford Loan (for dependent undergraduate students) is $23,000.
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are available to students who do not qualify for the Subsidized Stafford Loan. It can be issued for the full amount of eligibility or in combination with a Subsidized Stafford Loan. These loans require that responsibility for interest only payments be assumed by the student, not the federal government, during the grace period and other periods of deferment. Students will be precertified with the same process as the Subsidized Stafford Loan.
In addition, independent students and, in special circumstances, dependent students may borrow up to $4,000 per year for the first two years of undergraduate study, and up to $5,000 per year for the third, fourth and fifth years of undergraduate study. Fourth- and fifth-year independent PharmD students may borrow $17,500. Sixth-year PharmD students may borrow $26,666. Other graduate students may borrow $10,000 per year. The aggregate limit for an unsubsidized undergraduate Stafford Loan is $23,000.
Federal Perkins Loans
Perkins Loans are determined by the Financial Aid Office, based on a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and availability of funds. The interest rate for the Perkins Loan is 5%, and no interest or principal payments are due until nine months after the student graduates or drops below half-time status.
Federal PLUS Loans
This program allows parents of dependent undergraduate students to borrow up to the cost of education, minus financial aid. The interest rate is variable but is capped at 9%. Repayment begins 60 days after the second disbursement is issued. The program is limited to parents who do not have an adverse credit history. The PLUS Loan allows parents to capitalize interest and principal until after graduation under a process called forbearance.
Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students
These scholarships are determined through a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and specific parameters determined by the Department of Health and Human Services. Awards are also based on availability of funds. Priority is given to pharmacy students.
Health Professions Student Loans
Health Professions Loans are determined through a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and availability of funds. The interest rate on the loan is 5%, and no interest or principal payments are due until one year after a student graduates or drops below half-time status. This program is only for dependent undergraduate PharmD students.
Loans for Disadvantaged Students
Loans for Disadvantaged Students are determined through a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and specific parameters determined by the Department of Health and Human Services. Awards are also based on availability of funds. This program is only for dependent undergraduate PharmD students. The interest rate is 5%, and no interest or principal payments are due until one year after a student graduates or drops below half-time status.
Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
This program provides part-time employment for students. The basic pay scale is at the prevailing minimum hourly wage. Awards are based on a determination of need demonstrated on the FAFSA. Most jobs are on campus and offer excellent scheduling flexibility.
Delaware State Scholarship Program
Delaware students seeking a state scholarship must apply while in high school and have good academic standing and financial need. Contact the Delaware Higher Education Commission at 302.577.3240 for filing information.
Pennsylvania State Grant Program
This grant provides awards for four academic years, five years for pharmacy students, based on student need; the funds are to be used for the payment of tuition, fees, books, and room and board only.
To be eligible, students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have been residents of Pennsylvania for a period of at least 12 months prior to their first term of enrollment.
To apply for a Pennsylvania state grant, a FAFSA must be filed.
Aid from Other States
Students who reside in states other than those mentioned should contact the Department of Education in their states for applicable state scholarships.
Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid
Students who receive financial aid while attending the University must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to be eligible for financial aid funding. Progress is measured at the end of each academic year or its equivalent. This measure, and the rules of academic probation for financial aid, may be different from the rules of academic progress and probation imposed by individual academic departments. For financial aid purposes, a student maintains satisfactory academic progress if he/she:
- Completes at least 24 credits during the academic year.
- Maintains the minimum GPA standard of the academic department.
Financial Aid Probation
For financial aid purposes, a student who does not maintain satisfactory academic progress may be put on financial aid probation for the next semester of enrollment and may continue to receive financial aid for that semester. At the end of that semester, if the student has not raised his/her academic performance to meet the measure of satisfactory academic progress as described above, all further disbursements of financial aid will be withheld until such time as the student does make satisfactory academic progress once again. When the student does make satisfactory academic progress, he/she may resume financial aid eligibility, though such eligibility begins with future semesters and cannot be retroactive for the semester in which the student brought up his/her academic performance to meet the satisfactory progress standard.
University of the Science in Philadelphia Financial Aid Funds
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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia funds are endowed institutional funds, the income from which is allocated exclusively for support of those students who require supplemental financial assistance. The University provides financial aid in the form of both grants and loans. Consideration for awards from these programs is determined by the Office of Financial Aid on an individual basis, thereby allowing maximum flexibility in judging students’ eligibility and the amounts to be awarded.
Leadership in Community Service Award
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The Target Pharmacy Award
Established by Target Corporation to recognize a fifth- or sixth-year pharmacy student, for demonstrated leadership and commitment to community service. The award recipient should also be interested in community practice, and be in good academic standing.
Merit awards are available to entering students and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence in high school and comparative scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). The assignment of merit awards is coordinated by the Admission Office.
All applicants are encouraged to file a FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, because some scholarship assignments require reference to this information. All questions regarding merit awards for first-year students may be directed to the Admission Office.
In addition, a number of scholarship grants are available to students entering the University as transfer students from another educational institution. The admission file of each transfer applicant accepted into any entry-level degree program is reviewed and considered for scholarship assignment.
Furthermore, a number of scholarship grants are awarded each year to students who have been in attendance for at least one academic year. Decisions on these scholarship grant awards are made by the Faculty Council Committee on Academic Scholarships and the Financial Aid Office, based upon the academic performance during the year preceding the award and establishment of financial need. All enrolled students are considered for the assignment of these awards. Students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA prior to March 15.
If a student, to whom a scholarship grant is awarded, fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress, or is found guilty of improper conduct by the Conduct Committee and is assigned an action of Disciplinary Probation, Suspension, or Expulsion, such award shall be canceled.
The descriptions of the following scholarships, which are arranged alphabetically, enumerate all necessary qualifications; for example, some awards may be restricted to upper-class students or students in a particular program.
Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Scholarships
Endowed through the generosity of Leonard Abramson, Class of 1960, and his wife, Madlyn, and awarded to students who demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need.
Albertson’s, Inc./Acme Markets Scholarship
Established by Albertson’s, Inc./Acme Markets for pharmacy students in one of the last three years, having a grade point average of “C” or higher, and currently employed in a community pharmacy setting. Preference may be given to an Albertson’s/Jewel-Osco/Osco Drug/Sav-on Drugs/Acme associate or child of an associate. Students must reside in the states in which the company has stores. Students may receive the scholarship award only once.
Acme Minority Student Scholarship
A scholarship award funded by Albertson’s Stores Charitable Foundation for a minority student with an interest in retail pharmacy and in good academic standing.
Anthony M. Ambrose Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by Grace E. Ambrose in memory of her husband, Anthony M. Ambrose, Class of 1924. Awarded to an upper-class student.
AstraZeneca Undergraduate Scholarship
An endowed scholarship funded by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals to provide $1,000 annually to a student entering his/her senior year.
John K. Aughinbaugh Scholarship
An endowed scholarship restricted to a pharmacy freshman, established by John K. Aughinbaugh, Class of 1899.
Mario S. Aversa Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship provided by Mrs. Teresa Aversa in memory of her husband, Mario S. Aversa, Class of 1943, preferably to support a pharmacy student who must provide proof of Italian heritage, academic achievement, and financial need.
Dr. William D. Baun Scholarship
Endowed in 1967 by Olga O. Baun in memory of her husband, Dr. William D. Baun, a graduate of the University in the Class of 1910, for needy students.
Gertrude Given Baxter and John Baxter Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Gertrude Given, Class of 1934, and her husband, John Baxter, for students who demonstrate financial need.
Malcolm Beach, Clara E. Beach, and Hannah D. Pedersen Scholarships
Endowed by Malcolm Beach, Class of 1913, to provide assistance to worthy upper-class pharmacy students.
Wallace S. Bell Scholarship
An annual scholarship established by the estate of Wallace S. Bell, Class of 1933.
William S. Bond Memorial Scholarship
Established to recognize the significant contributions provided to the University by this devoted faculty member, this endowed half-tuition scholarship is awarded to a worthy upper-class pharmacy student.
Henry Bower (1854) Memorial Scholarships
Awards given to students majoring in the sciences, endowed by Henry Bower, his grandson.
Aaron and Julia Brenner Fund
Endowed by Aaron Brenner, Class of 1926, to provide assistance to worthy upper-class pharmacy students. Preference given to Pennsylvania residents.
David and Leah Brodie Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by David, Class of 1951, and Leah Brodie and awarded to an upper-class student intent on a career in pharmacology.
Edward and Myrtle Bruce Scholarship
Endowed scholarship in memory of Edward D. Bruce, Class of 1921, established by his wife, Myrtle Bruce. Restricted to an upper-class student.
J. Mahlon Buck Scholarships
Endowed scholarships established by J. Mahlon Buck. Preference is given to Delaware residents entering as freshmen in pharmacy.
The Joe S. Case Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by Joe S. Case, Class of 1913, and awarded to a worthy upper-class student who demonstrates financial need, with preference to students from Hocking County, Ohio.
Grafton Chase Memorial Scholarship
Established to recognize the significant contributions provided to the University by this devoted faculty member, this endowed half-tuition scholarship is awarded to a worthy upper-class student in one of the entry-level chemistry degree programs.
Wei Han Chu Memorial Scholarship
Established by Dr. Aurora D. Tin and Mr. Ah Chun Chu in memory of their son, Wei Han Chu, Class of 1996.
The Class of 1938 Scholarship Fund
An annual grant for a qualifying student, to be applied against the student’s tuition costs for the fourth year of the student’s chosen curriculum. An endowed fund.
The Class of 1972 Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by members of the Class of 1972, awarded to a student demonstrating financial need in the final year of study.
Class of 1992 Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by members of the Class of 1992.
William L. Cliffe Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Mrs. William L. Cliffe in memory of her husband, a graduate in the Class of 1884 and a trustee of the University from 1898 to 1931. Given for achievement in freshmen chemistry courses.
College Access Program Partnership Scholarships
An achievement award of $8,000 for graduates of the Philadelphia School District comprehensive high schools. Recipients must enroll in a basic science degree program at the University.
Women’s Club of Columbia University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by the members of the Women’s Club of Columbia University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, to be awarded to a deserving and needy student entering the fifth year of the pharmacy curriculum.
Marie B. Connolly Scholarships
Established by William F. Connolly, Jr., treasurer and comptroller of the University from 1960 to 1980, in memory of his wife, Marie B. Connolly, treasurer of the Women’s Club of the University from 1974 to 1985. The endowed scholarship fund provides grants in the name of the Women’s Club to upper-class students, on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need.
The Margaret Mary Culin Scholarship
Endowed by the University in 1992, upon Margaret Mary Culin’s retirement as a devoted employee of the University, this half-tuition scholarship is awarded to an upper-class student with financial need who maintains acceptable academic progress. Preference will be given to students studying English as a second language.
Frances Finnigan Curran Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by The Barra Foundation, Inc., in honor of Frances Finnigan Curran, Class of 1938. Awarded to a student who has completed one full academic year with superior academic achievement; extracurricular achievement in athletics, performing or literary arts, or other areas; leadership qualities; and admirable personal character and personality.
Frances Finnigan Curran Service Scholarship
Established by the USP Alumni Association, Lambda Kappa Sigma Eta Chapter International Pharmacy Fraternity, and the Women’s Club of USP in memory of Frances Finnigan Curran, Class of 1938, for her outstanding service to the University. Awarded to a student who has completed the first professional year in any academic program and who has demonstrated significant service to the University and the community.
Supported by the CVS Corporation, these grants are awarded to upper-class pharmacy students on the basis of academic record, financial need, and interest in community pharmacy practice.
Delaware Pharmaceutical Society Auxiliary Scholarship
An endowed scholarship, established in 2001 to be awarded to pharmacy students in their professional years who are residents of the state of Delaware. In the absence of students from Delaware, the scholarship can be awarded to qualified students from other states.
Delaware Valley Science Fair Scholarship
An $8,000 award for a freshman science degree student who, as an 11th-grader, had been recognized as a first- or second-place winner of the Marie Curie Science Fair.
Frank R. and Mildred G. DeLucco Scholarship
Endowed by Frank R. DeLucco and his wife, Mildred Garrell DeLucco, both graduates in the Class of 1934.
Carmen DiCello Scholarship
Established by the pharmaceutical industry in recognition of Carmen DiCello, Class of 1958, for years of service to the PA Pharmaceutical Association.
Michael Dollarton Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Francis J. and Barbara A. Dollarton in memory of their son, Michael Francis Dollarton, who was a student at the University from 1980 to 1985. Awarded to a final-year pharmacy student.
Carla D’Orazio Memorial Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Carla D’Orazio by her parents, Dr. Ronald J. D’Orazio, Class of 1958, and Marie T. DePietro. Awarded with preference to the upper-class student with financial need who scores the highest grade in Pharmacology I and II.
Rudolph K. Dorfman Memorial Scholarships
Endowed freshman scholarships established by Mrs. Minnie G. Dorfman in memory of her husband, Rudolph K. Dorfman, Class of 1915.
The Eckerd Corporation Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding pharmacy students.
Clarke E. Engle Scholarships
Endowed scholarships established by Clarke E. Engle, Class of 1923.
The Anthony M. Ermilio Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Michael A. Ermilio, Class of 1947, in honor of his brother, Anthony M. Ermilio, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Class of 1948, for a student of average performance, with financial need, who enjoys dealing with the public and plans to be a pharmacist in the community.
Joseph H. and Anna H. Fekula Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by Joseph H. Fekula, Class of 1905, to be awarded annually to a worthy upper-class student of good scholarship and character, whose circumstances require assistance; such student to be selected by the Committee on Scholarships together with the president of the University.
Joseph L. Garde Scholarship
A scholarship endowed by the friends and business associates of Joseph L. Garde, former chief executive officer and chairman of Spectro Industries, Inc., now a part of McKesson Corporation. Awarded with preference to children of McKesson employees or Pennsylvania or New Jersey pharmacists. Restricted to an upper-class student.
Frank E. Garrell Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in memory of Frank E. Garrell, Class of 1917, by his daughter Mildred, Class of 1934, and her husband, Frank R. DeLucco, Class of 1934. Awarded to an upper-class student on the basis of financial need and scholarship.
Jacob Gelb Postgraduate Scholarship
Established through the estates of Jacob Gelb, Class of 1931, by his brother Samuel Gelb for postgraduate students.
Louis Gershenfeld Scholarships
Endowed by Dr. Gustav J. Martin in honor of Dr. Louis Gershenfeld, the late professor emeritus of bacteriology and director emeritus of the Department of Bacteriology.
The Louis Gershenfeld Scholarship in the Biological Sciences
An endowed scholarship established by Samuel Rothberg, Class of 1931, in memory of Dr. Gershenfeld. Awarded to an upper-class student in the biological sciences who demonstrates both financial need and academic merit.
Martin and Karen Gibbs Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship provided by Martin Gibbs, Class of 1943, and his wife, Karen, to support an upper-class student majoring in the biological sciences, preferably with a concentration in plant biology.
Benedicta L. Ginkiewicz Endowed Scholarship
An unrestricted endowed scholarship established by Benedicta L. Ginkiewicz, Class of 1936.
Abraham and Gloria Glasser Scholarships
Endowed scholarships provided by Abraham Glasser, Class of 1943, and his wife, Gloria, to support upper-class students who demonstrate financial need, have attained a “B+” average, and are intent on careers in pharmacy or pharmacy research.
Funded by Glaxo Wellcome, Inc., for students in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Jacob G. Goldblum Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Jacob G. Goldblum. Restricted to an upperclass student, with preference given to upperclass students in pharmacy who are graduates of South Philadelphia High School.
President Ivor Griffith ‘12 Memorial Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in memory of Ivor Griffith, Class of 1912, former president of the University, established by his daughter, Doris Griffith Schiller, awarded to a promising USP pharmacy student who demonstrates leadership potential and exhibits financial need.
Adolphus S. and Ella S. Hale Memorial Scholarship
Established by Adolphus S. Hall, Class of 1931, and his wife, Ella, for worthy young men and women.
Charles and Helen Heathcote Scholarship
Established through the estate of Charles W. Heathcote, Class of 1935, to be awarded to an undergraduate student in chemistry who maintains a “B” average.
C. Coy Honsaker Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by C. Coy Honsaker, Class of 1910.
Charles M. Hudson Scholarships
A number of endowed scholarships established in memory of Charles M. Hudson, Class of 1891, by his wife, Elizabeth M. Hudson.
David Strode Jefferis and Helen W. S. Jefferis Scholarships
Endowed by the late Helen W. S. Jefferis, this fund provides grants to worthy upperclass students on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need.
Edward C. Jones Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in memory of Edward C. Jones, Class of 1864, a trustee of the University from 1874 to 1895. Restricted to an upper-class student.
Robert N. and May P. Jones Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a third-year student who excels in math and/or physics and who demonstrates financial need.
William R. Jones Scholarship
An endowed scholarship for a student who has completed the junior year and is a full-time student majoring in chemistry or a closely aligned science with relevance to the pharmaceutical industry; who has demonstrated academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities and volunteer work; and demonstrates leadership ability and work ethic.
Samuel and Kate M. Juresco Memorial Award
A scholarship endowed in memory of Samuel Juresco, Class of 1921, and his wife, Kate, established by their family for upper-class students.
Jacob H. Katz Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in memory of Jacob H. Katz, Class of 1919. Restricted to a student majoring in pharmacy.
The Frederick D. Klein Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by The Merck Company Foundation in honor of Frederick D. Klein, to support the tuition needs of final-year students in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Ralph Kline Memorial Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by the Estate of Frances M. Kline in memory of her husband, Ralph L. Kline, Class of 1933, to support pharmacy students.
Kmart Pharmacy Scholarship for Excellence in Community Pharmacy
An endowed scholarship established by the Kmart Corporation, restricted to a full-time pharmacy student in years three to five, having a grade point average of “C” or better, currently employed in a community pharmacy, and intent on a career in retail community pharmacy. Preference is given to Kmart associates and their families.
William A. Kulp Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in memory of William A. Kulp, Class of 1891, by his sister-in-law, Belle Minor Dietz. Preference is given to graduates of Ligonier Valley schools, Westmoreland County, PA.
Kurtzman Family Scholarship
Funded yearly by Frederick W. Kurtzman, MD, Class of 1970, and his wife, Nancy, in special memory of Harry A. Kurtzman, Class of 1934. This is an annual grant to be applied against a student’s tuition costs. Preference is given to a senior pharmacy major from Delaware County, PA, with at least a 3.0 GPA, and interested in community pharmacy.
Patricia Leahy Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in memory of Patricia J. Leahy, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, to support physical therapy students on clinical rotation.
Eli Lilly Memorial Scholarships
Established by the University in honor of Dr. Eli Lilly, Class of 1907, and available annually to children of employees of Eli Lilly and Company. The scholarship grant covers full tuition and is renewable annually during the students’ full-time enrollment.
Lindback Memorial Scholarships
Established by the Lindback Memorial Foundation of Philadelphia. At least two scholarships for upper-class students are available each year.
J.M. Long Foundation Scholarship
An annual scholarship supported by the J.M. Long Foundation for pharmacy students in the second or third professional year who are planning to practice in a retail community setting.
Lusk Memorial Scholarship
Established by Jane Weygandt Lusk, Class of 1941, this scholarship will be awarded to a biology student who demonstrates financial need, in memory of Mrs. Lusk and her son, Gordon J. Lusk, Class of 1968.
Evelyn C. F. Ma Memorial Research Scholarship
Endowed by George C. K. Ma and family in memory of his sister, Evelyn C. F. Ma, Class of 1966, to support undergraduate or graduate research in natural products medicine.
Anthony J. and Evelyn T. Mazzucca Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in memory of Anthony J. Mazzucca, Class of 1933, and his wife Evelyn by their sons, Gerald A. Mazzucca, Class of 1967, and Anthony J. Mazzucca, Class of 1970. Awarded to a needy student.
Doctors Madeline Holland McDonnell and John N. McDonnell Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established by John N. McDonnell, Class of 1932, who was for several years a member of the teaching staff at the University. His wife, the late Madeline Holland McDonnell, Class of 1937, was for several years librarian at the University.
Medco Health Solutions Scholarship
Funded by Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC, to be awarded to students in their final year based on financial need and academic excellence.
Bertha and Solomon Melamed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Solomon Melamed, Class of 1918, by his wife, Bertha Parris Melamed, Class of 1918, and their son, Sidney, Class of 1941.
Endowed scholarship fund available to all students in memory of:
Amy C. Medici
Matthew O. Pecht
Awardees will be known as the Memorial scholars.
Michael Menichini Scholarship
In memory of student, Michael Menichini, funded by family and friends of his parents, Ralph and Helene Menichini. Awarded to one male and one female student who are participants in the University’s varsity basketball program; have displayed excellence in sportsmanship and have provided team leadership both on and off the court; and have maintained the University’s academic standards for student athletes. The students’ family needs are to be considered during the selection process.
Merck Manufacturing Division Graduate Scholarship
Established by the Merck Manufacturing Division to award one scholarship to a fulltime graduate student in pharmaceutics. Both MS and PhD track students can apply; however, his/her research must already be started. Financial need should be a consideration. The student should have taken the manufacturing class/lab with a minimum grade of a “B,” or be doing a research project. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.2, and he/she should display good leadership and communication skills (both oral and written). The pharmaceutics faculty will choose the recipient of the award.
Merck Manufacturing Division Undergraduate Scholarship
Established by the Merck Manufacturing Division to award one scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student having successfully completed his/her first three years of undergraduate study in pharmacy biology, chemistry, or a similar discipline. The student must either have taken the manufacturing class/lab with a minimum grade of a “B” or be doing a research project. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.2. Good leadership and communication skills (both oral and written) must be demonstrated. Financial need should be a factor in determining the scholarship recipient.
Mildred B. and David Miller Scholarship
Established by David Miller, Class of 1949, and his wife, Mildred, Class of 1948, for needy students in good academic standing in the final year of the pharmacy curriculum.
Theodore Myers Scholarship
An endowed memorial scholarship provided through the generosity of the family, friends, and business colleagues of Theodore Myers, Class of 1956. Awarded to an upper-class student who demonstrates scholastic achievement and financial need.
N.A.C.D.S. Foundation Scholarships
Supported by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Educational Foundation, to provide assistance to worthy upper-class pharmacy students.
Claude J. Newhart Scholarship
An educational grant established by Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals Inc. to honor Claude J. Newhart, Class of 1928, for his codevelopment of MaaloxTM, a landmark treatment to neutralize stomach acid. To underwrite the tuition costs of a sixth-year student in the PharmD curriculum who seeks a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Auxiliary of the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association Scholarship
Supported by the Auxiliary of the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association to provide assistance to a worthy upper-class pharmacy student from New Jersey.
Robert J. North Scholarship
Established in memory of Robert J. North, Class of 1962, by his wife and children for undergraduate students interested in research.
Office Depot Scholarship
An annual award funded by Office Depot to a student at a Philadelphia Area Collegiate Cooperative (PACC) school who demonstrates financial need.
Arthur and Virginia Lebo Osol Scholarships
Endowed by the late Arthur Osol, PhD, president of the University from 1963 to 1975, and his wife, the late Virginia Lebo Osol, charter member and past president of the Women’s Club of the University. Their endowed scholarship fund provides grants to worthy upper-class students on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need.
Josiah C. and Bertha L. DeGraffe Peacock Scholarships
Endowed scholarships established by Josiah C. Peacock, Class of 1891, and his wife, Bertha L. DeGraffe Peacock, Class of 1896.
A. Louis Pescatore Memorial Scholarship
Presented by the Delaware County Pharmacy Association and his friends in memory of A. Louis Pescatore Class of 1932 to a pharmacy student with financial need, with preference to a student intent on a career in retail pharmacy and active with professional associations and organizations.
Phar-Mor Pharmacy Scholarship
An endowed scholarship awarded annually to a fourth- or fifth-year pharmacy major who has demonstrated financial need and who intends to practice in a retail setting upon graduation.
Phi Delta Chi Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by the brothers of the Epsilon Alumni Chapter of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity in 2003, to be awarded with preference to a descendant of a Brother in good standing with Phi Delta Chi Epsilon Alumni Chapter.
Philadelphia Drug Exchange Scholarship
Supported by the Philadelphia Drug Exchange to provide assistance to a worthy senior pharmacy student.
Philadelphia Regional Scholarships
An $8,000 award available for students entering one of the basic science degree programs. These grants will be restricted to disadvantaged students who reside in the Philadelphia area. Preference is given to applicants who attend one of the high schools in West Philadelphia.
Joseph A. Pierro Memorial Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Mrs. Marie Pierro in memory of her husband, Joseph A. Pierro, Class of 1923.
The Phyllis and Benjamin Pinsky Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in memory of Benjamin Pinsky, Class of 1950, for an upperclass student in pharmacy who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.
Charles H. Pressel Memorial Scholarship
An endowed freshman pharmacy scholarship established by Burroughs Wellcome Company in memory of Charles H. Pressel, Class of 1939, who, at the time of his death in 1973, was vice president of that company.
Ralph H. Pyle Scholarships
Endowed scholarships made possible by a generous gift from Ralph H. Pyle, Class of 1928, and his wife, Margaret. Awarded to upper-class students who demonstrate both financial need and academic merit.
The Drs. Josephine F. and Joseph L. Rabinowitz Scholarships
Endowed scholarships provided through the generosity of Joseph L. Rabinowitz, PhD, Class of 1943, and his wife, Josephine F. Rabinowitz, PhD, to be awarded with preference to nontraditional biochemistry students who demonstrate financial need.
Rohm and Haas Scholarship
Endowed by Rohm and Haas Company to assist chemistry majors. This scholarship is for an upper-class student of unusual talent, with preference given to African Americans and Hispanics.
William H. Rorer Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Rorer Group, Inc., in honor of William H. Rorer, III. Awarded with preference to children of Rorer employees.
Edythe and Abraham Roth Scholarships
Awarded annually to pharmacy majors in their fifth or sixth year of study with preference given to final-year pharmacy majors intent on a research career in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Pauline Tabachnick Rothman Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a female, final-year pharmacy major, with preference to foreign-born students who demonstrate outstanding character and financial need.
Nathan Rubin Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by Sylvia Rubin in memory of her husband, Nathan Rubin, Class of 1934, to be awarded to a chemistry major who demonstrates financial need.
Louis J. Rudolph and Victor L. Rudolph Scholarships
Endowed scholarships established by Louis J. Rudolph in memory of his brother, Victor L. Rudolph, Class of 1922, for upper-class students, preferably in pharmacy and from the St. Joseph, Missouri, area.
Julie Ruzzo Moore Memorial Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Julie Ruzzo Moore, Class of 1983, by her parents, Delfino and Lillian Ruzzo, awarded to a worthy pharmacy student who demonstrates financial need.
Frederick W. Schiller ‘38 Memorial Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in memory of Frederick W. Schiller, Class of 1938, established by his wife, Doris Griffith Schiller. Awarded annually to a promising chemistry student who demonstrates leadership potential and exhibits financial need.
Lena and Harry Schwartz Endowed Scholarship
Established by Harry Schwartz, Class of 1923, and awarded to a worthy pharmacy major, with preference for graduates of Southern High School and Central High School in Philadelphia.
Herbert Segal Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Herbert Segal, Class of 1951, by his wife, Gloria Segal, and his family, friends, and classmates, for students in the chemistry curriculum.
Shafi U. Shilad Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in honor of Shafi U. Shilad, Class of 1973, established by his wife, Karen, and their children for minority students with above-average academic standings and definite financial need.
Clyde E. and Joy Singer Shoop Scholarship
An endowed scholarship provided by Clyde E. and Joy Singer Shoop, both Class of 1951, daughter of Irvin Singer, Class of 1921, to support students of pharmacy in their final year.
The W. W. Smith Scholar Program
Scholarships established by The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust are awarded to needy, worthy, full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing, who are residents of the Delaware Valley and whose financial resources would not otherwise permit them to attend college.
The W. W. Smith Scholarship Prize
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and participation in extracurricular/community activities.
Nathaniel Stewart Scholarship
Established by Nathaniel C. Stewart, Class of 1951, for tuition and/or book expenses for needy African-American students.
Samuel J. Tancredi Memorial Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by the Rotary Club of Philadelphia in memory of Samuel J. Tancredi, Class of 1928. Awarded annually to a pharmacy major in the final year of study who demonstrates need and whose home is in the city of Philadelphia.
William Addison Thawley Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in memory of William A. Thawley, Class of 1938, former president and trustee of the University, established by his family and friends, awarded to a promising final-year student who demonstrates leadership potential; is intent on a career in pharmacy, pharmacology, or toxicology; has a GPA of 3.0 or better; and exhibits financial need.
Theodore R. and Marjorie E. Tibbetts Scholarships
Endowed scholarships provided by Theodore R. Tibbetts, Class of 1928, and awarded annually to worthy upper-class students.
Barbara and Glenn Ullyot Scholarship Fund
Provided through the generosity of Barbara Ullyot and her late husband Glenn Ullyot, Hon. 1992. The endowed scholarship supports one upper-class chemistry student who exhibits both academic achievement and financial need.
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Half-Tuition Scholarships
Each scholarship grant is for one-half of total tuition with preference given to upperclass students with financial need.
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Quarter-Tuition Scholarships
Each scholarship grant is for one-quarter of total tuition with preference given to upperclass students with financial need.
The Guillermo and Hector Valentiner Scholarships
Endowed scholarships established by Guillermo Valentiner, Class of 1953, and Hector Valentiner, Class of 1984, and awarded with preference to Venezuelan, South American, and Spanish-speaking upper-class students, in that order.
Arno Viehoever Endowed Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rothberg to honor Dr. Viehoever. The fund is designed to support students in a biology curriculum involved in research.
Joseph Louis Wade Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship provided by the estate of Ola C. Wade, in memory of her husband. Joseph L. Wade, Class of 1905, was assistant instructor in chemistry from 1907 to 1918. To support a pharmacy student who demonstrates financial need, scholarship aptitude (but not necessarily the highest grades), and proper demeanor.
Wal-Mart Pharmacy Scholarship
Supported by the Wal-Mart Company, to provide assistance for a fourth-year pharmacy student with financial need, leadership qualities, and a desire to enter community pharmacy practice.
Walper Endowed Scholarship
Established by George E. Walper, Class of 1942, for students demonstrating financial need.
Blanche Gardner Whitecar Memorial Scholarships
Endowed in memory of Blanche G. Whitecar, a past president of the Women’s Club of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, whose generosity made possible the construction of Whitecar Hall. This fund is supported directly by the Women’s Club.
Donald O. and Rosemary Hunter Wilson Scholarships
Endowed by the late Donald O. Wilson, Class of 1934, and his late wife Rosemary Hunter Wilson, daughter of Ralph Hunter, Jr., Class of 1909, and sister of Donald H. Hunter, Class of 1932, to support upper-class pharmacy students who demonstrate financial need and scholastic achievement.
Matthew J. Wilson Scholarships
Endowed scholarships, provided by the trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, in memory of Dr. Matthew J. Wilson. Awarded to worthy upper-class pharmacy students.
Women’s Club Scholarship
Awarded to a student in need, this scholarship is funded by the annual Women’s Club Golf Outing.
John M., Sr., and Edna B. Woodside Memorial Scholarships
Endowed by John M. Woodside, Jr., in memory of his parents, this fund provides grants to worthy upper-class students on the basis of scholarship and cocurricular activities.
Wyeth Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship established by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in memory of John Wyeth, Class of 1854, founder of Wyeth Laboratories, and awarded to a pharmacy student.
Kappa Epsilon Omicron Endowed Scholarship
Established by various members of the Kappa Epsilon fraternity, to be awarded to a Kappa Epsilon sister.
Steven B. Marra Memorial Scholarship
Established by Thomas J. Marra, Class of 1943, and Gerry Marra in memory of their son, this scholarship will support pharmacy students.
Abraham Rabinowitz Scholarship
Established by Howard and Esther Rabinowitz, Classes of 1948 and 1949, respectively, in memory of his father, Abraham, Class of 1908, this scholarship will be restricted to pharmacy students with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who have an interest in hospital pharmacy.
Michelle R. Greaves Memorial Student Emergency Loan Fund
Established in memory of Michelle R. Greaves, Class of 1998 and student in the flexible option PharmD program, to provide small emergency interest-free loans to students. The loans must be paid back before a student is eligible for an additional loan. In all cases, the loans must be repaid before the borrower graduates from the University.
Anthony M. Ambrose Pharmacology Research Fund
An endowed fund established in memory of Anthony M. Ambrose, Class of 1924, by his wife, Grace E. Ambrose for undergraduate research support in pharmacology.
The Rev. Elof F. Johnson Research Award
Endowed in memory of Elof F. Johnson, Class of 1939 and former professor of pharmaceutical manufacturing, by Louis C. Cipriany, Class of 1941, to provide financial support to graduate students conducting research leading to the development and/or improvement of drug delivery systems, who have research abstracts that have been approved for presentation at a national or international meeting, and who have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program
The program, funded by The Merck Company Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is for a period of three years with direct support of student research in the areas of biology and chemistry and establishing related programs and activities.