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Scholarships for Professional (Pharm.D.) Students and for Undergraduate (B.S.) Pharmacology & Toxicology Students

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends and various organizations/ corporations, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy is able to award more than 100 scholarships every year.  The number of scholarships available and their dollar amounts vary from year to year, depending on the funding received.  To be eligible to receive a scholarship, a student must be enrolled in either the Pharm.D. or Pharmacology / Toxicology degree program in the School of Pharmacy on a full-time basis during the semester in which scholarship awards are made (scholarships are always awarded in September, at the beginning of the fall semester).  To apply, a student must complete the School of Pharmacy Scholarship Application, which is available in March/April each year.

Competitive scholarships awarded by the School of Pharmacy's Scholarship Committee are awarded primarily upon information supplied by students in this application form.  The Scholarship Committee takes several factors into account when reviewing Scholarship Applications including, but not limited to, the following: academic achievement as evidenced by course grades, professional conduct, involvement in student organizations within the school and/or University, initiative and degree of effort given to self-support of the student's educational expenses, unmet financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services, career aspirations, expected graduation date, county of permanent residency, the quality of the scholarship application essay, combinations of these factors, and/or other criteria.  Recipients are notified of their selection during the summer months and disbursements are made at the Scholarship Ceremony.  While scholarships are awarded once a year, actual disbursements are divided between the fall and spring semesters.  Scholarships are awarded as funds are available (i.e., every scholarship listed is not necessarily awarded each year).
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Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
This scholarship is awarded in memory of pharmacy student Adam Nickel and is awarded to a PharmD student with a passion for athletics and exercise and a commitment to helping others.
Advanced Opportunity Program support is intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in UW-Madison programs. Funds for this program come from the State of Wisconsin. The AOP is competitive and merit-based. AOP eligibility...
Advanced Opportunity Program support is intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in UW-Madison programs. Funds for this program come from the State of Wisconsin. The AOP is competitive and merit-based. AOP eligibility...
Advanced Opportunity Program support is intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in UW-Madison programs. Funds for this program come from the State of Wisconsin. The AOP is competitive and merit-based. AOP eligibility...
Advanced Opportunity Program support is intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in UW-Madison programs. Funds for this program come from the State of Wisconsin. The AOP is competitive and merit-based. AOP eligibility...
This scholarship was established by the Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity in memory of Joey Sangor, a Milwaukee pharmacist and world-class featherweight boxer.
Dr. John Janis Apinis (BS '64) established this scholarship in memory of his mother, Ann, who worked as a medical technician at UW Hospital and Clinics.
This scholarship has been established to be given to a American Indian student who is enrolled as a tribal member or is a descendant of a member of a recognized tribe.
Established by Jerold K. Karabensh, a 1957 (bachelors) and 1960 (masters) graduate of the School of Pharmacy who created the scholarship to honor the memory of his faculty mentor, Dr. William S. Apple ('49, MS'51, PhD'54).
The School's most prestigious award, the Uhl Scholarship was established from memorial funds established in Dean Uhl's name upon his death in 1979. Arthur Hoyt Uhl ('21, MS'27, PhD'30) served as the third Director of the University of Wisconsin School...
This scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded to a PharmD student who is interested in a career in community pharmacy practice.
Established with a gift from Professor Emeritus Charles Sih (PhD '58) and additional corporate donations, this need-based scholarship supports undergraduate students from small towns in Wisconsin.
The fund was established by Thomas L. Hofbauer (BS '85) and Greeta G. Cherayil (BS '84) in memory of Thomas' father, Charles F. Hofbauer.
Cindy is a 1977 graduate of the School of Pharmacy and distinguished alumnus. This scholarship was established with the goal of helping students pursue their pharmacy education.
Established by Cynthia Wu (Bachelors degree alumna, class of 1953) and Jonathan J. Wilcox in 1989.
Established by Thora Vervoren, a 1953 School of Pharmacy alumna, in memory of D. Jack Myers (1918 - 2004), a 1942 (bachelors) graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
In recognition of UW Professor Dale Wurster, Ed Knoechel (BS PHM '53 MS '55, PhD '58) established this scholarship to support a PharmD student.
Harlan Hall established this fund in memory of colleague and friend Professor Dale E. Wurster (BS PHM '42, PhD '47) to support a PharmD student with demonstrated financial need.
Established by Dale and Kim Schmidt, 1982 graduates of the UW-Madison of Pharmacy, this scholarship support PharmD students with demonstrated financial need.
Established to support a student in the professional program, this scholarship commemorates the life and career of Dr. David S. Perlman, faculty member from 1967 to 1980 and Dean from 1968 to 1975.
The purpose of the David and Miriam Sanders Military Service Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to academically qualified PharmD students at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. To receive a scholarship, students must have current and/or...
This fund was created by Lawrence H. Mirkes in memory of his wife, Donna, a 1949 graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
Made possible through the generous support of Dr. Roy Kuramoto, who received his Masters (1952) and Ph.D. (1954) degrees from the UW School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Ruth Havemeyer (PhD '60) established this scholarship to support students with financial need in the PharmD program.
This fund was created through gifts from colleagues of Edward Heckman in honor of his retirement from Compliant Pharmacy Alliance Cooperative based in Stoughton, WI.
Established by Anita R. Boyer in memory of her husband, Edward J. Boyer, a 1948 graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
Edward Schwartzman was a dedicated retail pharmacist who enjoyed meeting and advising his neighbors/customers in his corner drugstore in Whitefish Bay in the 50's, 60's and 70's.
As part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the School of Pharmacy, the F. Dohmen Company established this scholarship to honor the history and legacy of its contributions to pharmacy practice and the health care industry in Wisconsin.
Established by Thomas F. Patton ('71, MS'73, PhD'75), current president of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The Scholarship honors Mr. Patton's parents, Floyd and Alberta Patton, who greatly valued their son's opportunity to pursue higher education, in hopes...
Established in 2004 by Debra Fluno, a 1987 graduate of the School of Pharmacy, and Timothy Cotter, a 1986 (BBA) and 1992 (M.S.) UW-Madison alumnus.
The Gerald E. Miller Scholarship was established by his wife Shirley to honor the memory of her late husband. Both Shirley and Gerald were 1950 graduates of the School of Pharmacy.
Established from the generosity of the estate of Gilbert Zuehlke, who graduated from the UW School of Pharmacy in 1931 and ran a drugstore in Milwaukee from the 1930s into the late 1950s. He continued working part-time as a...
This scholarship was created by Gordon (PhD '65) and Beverly Flynn to assist students with financial need in the PharmD program.
Established by Rasma Chereson, R.Ph., and Dr. John Apinis in memory of their father, Janis Apinis, a dedicated, life-long pharmacist, and a graduate of the School of Pharmacy class of 1954.
Established by Nancy Whitley, daughter of Jean and Peter Hauper. Peter Hauper was a graduate of the Marquette University School of Pharmacy and owned Hauper Pharmacy in Union Grove, WI for over 45 years.
This fund was established through gifts from family, friends and alumni in memory of Jim Hipp. Jim earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the UW- Madison School of Pharmacy in 1967 and enjoyed a successful career as a pharmacist...
Dr. John Janis Apinis, (BS '64) established this scholarship in memory of his father. An emigrant from Latvia, Janis returned to school in his 40's and earned a pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a...
This scholarship was established by Dr. John J. Merianos (MS '63, PhD '66) to support students with financial need in the PharmD program.
Established by Joseph A. Gitzen, a 1918 graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
Established by Robert Sikora, Vice-President of Educational Consulting at Pfizer and life-long friend of the late Professor Joseph B. Wiederholt. Professor Joe Wiederholt joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy faculty in 1981 and was a well-loved and...
This scholarship was created by James Radtke (BS PHM '71) to honor and recognize the extraordinary contributions Joseph Gwidt (BS PHM '54) made to the profession of pharmacy.
Established by colleagues, friends, and past students of Judy Thompson, to celebrate her distinguished career where she served in various roles from 1984 until 2005 at UW-Madison School of Pharmacy.
This scholarship was created in 2009 by K. Don Lindsay (BS PHM '55). After serving in the US Army, Don had a successful career as a pharmacist working at Rennebohm Drug Stores and the UW Hospital Pharmacy.
Established by the Kmart Corporation.
Established by Dr. Lester Chafetz, a 1953 (M.S.) and 1955 (Ph.D.) graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
Begun in 1962 from trust monies bequeathed to the School by Lida Louella Winkelblech Shearer.
Established by Ronald J. Goggin, a 1927 graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
The Louis Busse Scholarship was established with donations from relatives, friends and colleagues to honor and recognize the extraordinary contributions the late Dr. Louis William Busse made to the profession of pharmacy.
Established by Mabel Johnson, a 1921 School of Pharmacy graduate.
Established by Marla J. Ahlgrimm, R.Ph., a graduate of the School of Pharmacy class of 1978.
This scholarship was created by Martin Yunker who received his BS in 1951, his MS in 1953 and his Ph.D. in 1957 from the School of Pharmacy.
Established by Mary Lenz Price ('57), a lifelong community pharmacist, and her husband, Rawson Price ('57, UW School of Business) in 2004.
Established by Thomas and Doreen McCourt. Thomas McCourt is a 1980 graduate of the School of Pharmacy, while his father, Art McCourt, is a 1953 graduate of the School.
Established by Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy owners Kenneth Ford (La Crosse) and Brian Jensen (Two Rivers), these scholarships support pharmacy students who have community practice aspirations and who have built a strong extracurricular and service record.
Established by colleagues, friends, and past students of Dean Melvin H. Weinswig, to celebrate his distinguished career at the School from 1969 to 2003, and as its Dean from 1995 to 2003. Dr. Weinswig's leadership as Dean led to...
Established by the estate of Mern Keir, a dedicated School of Pharmacy employee who managed the School's stockroom for many years.
Established by alumni Michael (BS PHM '68) and Angela (BS PHM '87), this scholarship supports students with demonstrated financial need.
This scholarship fund was established through gifts from alumni, family, and friends in memory of Michael S. Flagstad. Michael Flagstad earned his PharmD and Master¿s Degree from the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy and was a pioneering entrepreneur in the profession....
The Morton Family Scholarship was established in 2008 with a gift from Morton Pharmacies to honor Peter Morton, a 1961 graduate of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Scholarships support students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy with demonstrated financial...
This fund was established in 2006 by friends and family of Mylan Sinclair in honor of his 80th birthday, and in recognition of the contributions he has made to the profession of pharmacy over the past 55 years. Mylan...
Pam Ploetz, a School of Pharmacy graduate and retired clinical associate professor, established this scholarship to support students with financial need in the PharmD program.
Established upon the retirement of Pamela Ploetz, R.Ph., a 1968 School of Pharmacy alumna, by her School of Pharmacy faculty colleagues and friends.
Alumnus Paul (BS PHM '72) and Kathryn Pisarzewicz established this fund to provide an annual need-based scholarship for a student pursuing a pharmacy degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Alumni Marilyn Hein Peltier (BS PHM '78) and Steven Peltier (PhD '81) created this scholarship to support PharmD students with financial need.
Alumni from Phi Delta Chi created this scholarship in honor of Dean David Perlman (BA '41, MS '43, PhD '45). This scholarship recognizes a student's academic achievement and service, involvement and leadership.
Established by Pharmacists Mutual Companies, their annual award recognizes the incoming second-year PharmD student with the highest grade-point-average. The scholarship similarly recognizes outstanding academic achievement.
Scholarship fund established by the generosity of the Pharmacists Society of Milwaukee County (PSMC) in 1997, upon that organization's dissolution. The PSMC had been an organization comprised of hospital and community pharmacists.
Created by funds raised from alumni and generously matched by the UW Foundation's Great People program, this is a need-based scholarship to support students in the school.
This fund was established and continually supported by the Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA). This fund supports scholarships for UW-Madison School of Pharmacy students.
Established in 1982 by Dr. Robert W. Hammel, then Secretary of the UW-Madison Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA), this fund provides scholarship awards for students enrolled in the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy
Alumnus Jerry Spector (BS PHM '63) created this scholarship through his business, The Pharmacy Buying Group of America, to support undergraduate students in the School of Pharmacy whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved...
Established in celebration of this class' 30th anniversary. Alumni Randy Miller and Mike Flagstad led efforts to establish this scholarship.
This scholarship was created to provide support to a student with demonstrated need enrolled in the School's PharmD program.
Established by the UW-Madison Delta Chapter of Phi Delta Chi, a national professional pharmacy fraternity.
Established by Mrs. Marilyn Washkuhn in memory of her late husband, Dr. Richard J. Washkuhn, a graduate of the UW School of Pharmacy (Bs '66, MS '68, PHD '71).
Established with gifts from friends, family, and colleagues of Richard (Dick) Krumbiegel upon his passing. Dick Krumbiegel was a 1961 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, and served the School as Director of the Pharmacy Internship Program...
Established by Mrs. Joan B. Key, in memory of her late husband, Richard Scott Key, a 1957 graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
Established by School of Pharmacy alumni Jolene Chapp (BS '98) in memory of her late husband Ronald Goehring (BS '98).
Created through the generosity of Ronald and Pamela Borchardt (PHM '67), this fund assists students who have demonstrated an interest in conducting basic research in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Established by Rose E. Mancuso, a 1948 School of Pharmacy alumna.
Established in 1996 by Sandra Chuk-Wah Yu, a 1983 graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
This scholarship was created by Jeffrey C. Stier (PhD 1978) in memory of his wife Sandra J. Stier (BS PHM 1968).
Established by the SOP Student Senate which is the governing body for all student organizations within the school.
Supported by corporate contributions from ShopKo Stores Inc. and by personal contributions from University of Wisconsin pharmacy alumni who are employed by ShopKo. ShopKo has sponsored this annual scholarship since 1990.
Steve Schoenike earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1979. After his death, his parents established this scholarship in his memory to help students pursue their pharmacy education.
Jerry Stieber is a 1954 graduate of the School of Pharmacy. This scholarship is intended for a student who works a significant number of hours during the academic year.
Jerry Sveum (BS PHM '67) and Connie Sveum established this scholarship in 2008 to support Wisconsin residents enrolled in the PharmD program with demonstrated financial need.
Established in 2004 by the Target Corp.
Established by Susie Kies as a surprise birthday gift for her father, Thomas Kies, a 1961 graduate of the School of Pharmacy.
Thomas Thielke received his BS in 1967 and his MS in 1969 from the School of Pharmacy. This scholarship was established in honor of his retirement from his position as Director of Pharmacy at the UW Hospital and Clinics.
In its tradition of over 100 years of service to the University and its Schools and Colleges, this scholarship is awarded annually by the University League, Inc.
Established by Women's International Pharmacy, a professional pharmacy located in Madison and Youngtown, Arizona.
Established by relatives, friends, and colleagues to honor the late professor William Blockstein. Dr. Blockstein held various positions held various positions within the University and the School of Pharmacy until his retirement in 1991, among them Professor of Pharmacy,...
Created in 1999 to provide financial assistance to pharmacy students due to the dissolution of the Wisconsin Pharmacists Association Affiliates, whose membership consisted of spouses of pharmacists who were members of the Wisconsin Pharmacists Association.
This scholarship was established by David (PS PHM '88) and Michelle Zgarrick to support PharmD students from rural areas of Wisconsin with demonstrated financial need.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.