Eighty percent of our students qualify for financial aid or scholarship assistance, now more than ever, scholarships continue to be a critical component to attracting and retaining talented students to the profession of pharmacy.
Explore the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's current list of available scholarship funds below.
April Adams Memorial Scholarship
Students, faculty, and friends established this scholarship in 2000 as a lasting tribute to alumna April Adams, Class of 1999. The scholarship, symbolizing her dedication to and love of pharmacy, will be awarded to deserving students in her name.
Marilyn I. Arkin Scholarship Fund
The family and friends of alumna Marilyn I. Arkin, a member of the class of 1975, established this scholarship as a memorial in 1988. The scholarship provides support for professional students in the School of Pharmacy.
Janice W. Barnett Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Janice W. Barnett, loving mother of alum Kimberly Barnett. This scholarship will be awarded annually, with preference given to a working mother or parent enrolled in the PharmD program in their third or fourth year. Students who apply should be in good academic standing and show values of honesty, integrity, self-determination, and respect.
The Yvette Beakes Memorial Scholarship
Family, friends, classmates, and faculty established this scholarship in June 2002 as a memorial to Yvette Beakes, PharmD '00. The scholarship provides support for financially needy professional students who have made contributions to community or health care causes.
The Beardsley Scholar Leader Scholarship Fund
Established in January 2005 by Drs. Robert S. and Katherine P. Beardsley, this fund provides support for third-year students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program who demonstrates academic achievement, financial need, and significant leadership ability.
The Boyle Legacy for Advocacy Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2005 by Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle as a memorial to John E. Boyle, this fund provides scholarship support to students who, after completing at least the first year of the PharmD program, have demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an aptitude for advocacy for the profession or public health, and have participated as active members of a professional pharmacy organization.
Caspari Memorial Fund
Established in 1917 by alumni and friends in honor of Professor Charles Caspari, Jr., a former dean of the School of Pharmacy, this fund is used to support a deserving student who has financial need.
H.J. (Jack) Custis Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1967 in memory of H. J. (Jack) Custis Jr., BSP '51, this fund was established to award scholarships on the basis of reasonable need and academic ability to students in the professional program of the School of Pharmacy. Students must be residents of one of Maryland’s nine Eastern Shore counties to be eligible for the Custis Memorial Scholarship.
EPIC Pharmacies Leslie Feldman Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2007 and named for a long-time EPIC board member, Leslie Feldman, the scholarship will be awarded to a student that possesses a strong interest in independent pharmacy.
Donald O. Fedder Memorial Fellowship Fund
Established in 2012, the Donald O. Fedder Memorial Fellowship Fund provides endowed support for the training and development of graduate students at the School. Preference will be given to those students whose work focuses on social justice, pharmacy advocacy, and public health.
Isadore M. and Irene R. Fischer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1977 by gifts from Ira and Stanley Rosenzwog, Mrs. Annette Baumbach and Mrs. Lois Pustilnik. The late Isadore Fischer was a registered Maryland pharmacist who was active in the pharmacy profession. The income is to be used to provide scholarship support for the students in the School of Pharmacy. Awards may be made solely on the basis of academic performance without regard to financial need. Recipients are to be selected by the Dean.
Frieman Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by Dr. Jack Frieman in memory of his parents Harry and Shirley Frieman, this scholarship will support a worthy student. Although Dr. Frieman was a practicing dentist/periodontist, he also graduated with the School of Pharmacy's Class of 1956. He still considers himself a pharmacist, and has great affection for the profession and the School.
Charles Landon Henry Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1937 by Nora Howard Henry in honor of her late husband, the Charles Landon Henry, the fund provides PharmD students with financial assistance.
L. Louis and Elinor Hens Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by Elinor Hens in memory of her husband, L. Louis Hens, this fund is used to support deserving students who have financial need.
Dr. Paul Jablon Research Award
Established in 1985 by Leon Jablon and the late Yetta Jablon in memory of their son, Dr. Paul Jablon, this research award is given to students displaying exceptional promise in the field of pharmaceutics.
J. Gilbert Joseph Scholarship
Established in 1965 by bequest from Jeanette Joseph in memory of her brother and former pharmacy student, J. Gilbert Joseph, these scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have maintained a superior scholastic average and who are in need of financial assistance.
The Kmart Pharmacy Scholarship for Excellence in Community Pharmacy
Established in 2001 by the Kmart Corporation in memory of Yvette A. Beakes, PharmD ’00, this scholarship will provide support for students demonstrating financial need and academic achievement.
Frederick William Koenig Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1966 by bequest from Valeria R. Koenig in memory of her husband, Frederick William Koenig, who was a practicing pharmacist for 50 years. This annual scholarship is awarded to a candidate based on financial need, character, and scholarship.
The Bernard Lachman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by the family, friends, and colleagues of Bernard Lachman in his memory, this fund was made to support students who have financial need.
Dr. Dean E. Leavitt Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 in honor of Dr. Dean E. Leavitt, the School's associate dean for administration and professional services from 1976 to 1989, by family members and faculty. This fund is to support a scholarship covering the final year of pharmacy school for students who have attained at least a cumulative average of 3.0, who have shown superior aptitude and enthusiasm in the course sequence in management, and who have demonstrated, as Dean Leavitt did, a commitment to the qualities of health and humanitarianism, both personally and professionally.
A.M. Lichtenstein Scholarship
Established in 1958 in memory of her husband and distinguished alumnus of the Class of 1889, the late Francina Freese Lichtenstein bequeathed an annual scholarship to a resident of Allegany County, Maryland. The recipient of the award is to be selected on the basis of financial need, character, and scholarship.
The Eugene J. Lovito Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by long-time staff member Phyllis Lovito in honor of her father, this fund provides support to an academically talented third-year student with demonstrated financial need, outstanding skills in patient care and contributions to community or health care causes.
The Nicholas Lykos Scholarship in Community Pharmacy
Established in 2007 in memory of Nicholas Lykos, BSP '52, by his widow, Dorothy Lykos, and her children, this fund is to provide financial assistance to an outstanding student interested in pursuing a career in community pharmacy.
The Dr. L. Lavan Manchey Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 in memory of L. Lavan Manchey, PhD '26, and winner of the Simon Gold Medal for proficiency in practical chemistry in 1928 the scholarship is used to support students who have financial need.
Doris Nuessle McCaig Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2005 by Sally Van Doren, PhD '85, in memory of her aunt, Doris Nuessle McCaig, this fund is to provide scholarship support for students who have financial need.
Aaron and Rosalie Paulson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1984 by alumnus Aaron A. Paulson, '24, and his late wife, Rosalie, this endowed scholarship supports a first professional year student with demonstrated financial need.
Plough Pharmacy Student Scholarships
The Plough Foundation, created by Abe Plough, founder of Plough Inc., and the School of Pharmacy contributed funds to an endowment that provides financial support to pharmacy students. The funds are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship.
Leonard Rodman Dean’s Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by Leonard Rodman, BSP '43 this fund is used to provide a scholarship to support students who have financial need.
Milton C. and Elizabeth C. Sappe Scholarship Fund
Established by Elizabeth Sappe in 1995, the scholarship is used to support students who have demonstrated financial need, high academic standing, and are residents of Maryland.
Arthur Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by Mrs. Karen E. H. Schwartz, along with family and friends of Arthur Schwartz, BSP '79, PhD '87. This fund shall be used for one or more annual scholarships for a graduate student in Pharmacy Administration in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research to honor Schwartz’s memory.
Dr. John A. Scigliano Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007 by John A. Scigliano, MS '44, PhD '50, and dedicated to the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and its pharmacists. This fund is to provide annual scholarship support to students pursuing advanced degrees and who have an interest in public health and research, Maryland residents and PhD preferred.
Joseph Sokol Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Joseph Sokol, BSP '73 by his family and friends established this scholarship provides support for deserving students who have financial need.
Christopher and Smaragde Voxakis Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2005 by George Voxakis, BSP ’58, PharmD ’96 and Angelo Voxakis, BSP ’71, in memory of their parents, this fund is to support Maryland residents who attain high academic achievement and have demonstrated financial need.
Bernard A. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by Marilyn Weisman in memory of her husband, this scholarship is also funded by friends, family, and classmates of Mr. Weisman. The recipients of this scholarship are students who exhibit the positive attitude and characteristics exemplified by Mr. Weisman throughout his life.
Morris R. Yaffe Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2005 by family of the late Morris R. Yaffe, BSP ’36, this fund is to provide scholarship support to Maryland residents with financial need.
Benjamin Schoenfeld Memorial Pharmacy Loan Fund
The family of alumnus Benjamin Schoenfeld, ’24, has established a loan fund as a memorial to him. This fund is available to qualified needy students. Loans are made upon the recommendation of the dean.
Burroughs Wellcome Emergency Loan Fund
The Burroughs Wellcome Company established a fund to provide short-term (two months) loans to students in financial need.
Caspari Memorial Fund
Established in 1952 in memory of Professor Charles Caspari, this fund is to provide an annual scholarship award to a worthy senior student enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
Daniel and Helen Mendelsohn Endowed Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by an anonymous gift, the income will provide support for students enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
David J. Ramsay Scholarship Fund for the School of Pharmacy
Established in 2005 this fund is to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy based on academic achievement and financial need.
Martin B. Mintz Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2009 by Martin Mintz, BSP ’65, this fund is to provide endowed support for scholarships for students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Scholarships will be awarded to third or fourth year students based on academic achievement who show a strong interest in independent pharmacy.
Paul A. Pumpian Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Established in 1997 this fund is to provide scholarships for deserving students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
Thomas S. Petr & Family Endowed Scholarship in the University
Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Slama Scholarship Fund
Established in 1975 by a gift from Lillian Slama, widow of Dr. Frank J. Slama, former distinguished professor of the School of Pharmacy. The income will be used for scholarship awards to students studying the biological aspects of pharmacognosy.