Graduate students committed to tackling challenges in growing areas of the pharmaceutical industry can apply for Pharmaceutical Sciences MS Merit Awards. These scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development or Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation who demonstrate a financial need and/or have a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The scholarships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences MS Merit Awards are intended to not only alleviate the financial burden of pursuing and completing the Pharmaceutical Sciences master’s program but also increase the impact of the school’s commitment to equity.
The Optimizing Opportunity Award is for high-achieving underrepresented students and ranges from $9,000-$12,000 per term.
The Enabling Excellence Award is for high-achieving financially disadvantaged students and ranges from $4,500-$6,000 per term.
Both scholarships will not only diversify and expand the pool of professionals seeking to work in their respective fields but will also enhance the critical work and outcomes of the industries.
The scholarships are available and awarded to high achieving students who are pursuing a Pharmaceutical Sciences MS in either Applied Drug Development or Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation. Wisconsin residents and non-residents are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Current students must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA from their master’s program coursework to be eligible for the scholarship.
Prospective students must complete an online graduate school application.
Both current and prospective students must also:
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and
- Re-apply for the Pharmaceutical Sciences MS Merit Awards for subsequent terms
Applicants must submit the online application, which includes a few questions and the following essay prompt.
- Please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal and professional aspirations. How have these factors helped you to grow and achieve success? (max 300 words)
- As a scholarship recipient and future graduate, how will you be an ambassador in the School of Pharmacy’s mission to provide “outstanding care and support to communities around the world?” (max 300 words)
Applications will be reviewed and selected by the program’s Scholarship Committee, and the PSMA will be granted in partnership with staff from UW Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Application and Award Timeline
Prospective and current students wishing to apply to the Pharmaceutical Sciences MS Merit Awards may submit their application by the application deadline for the term you are requesting. Applications submitted after the deadline may not receive full consideration.
Students who have not been accepted into the Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development or Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Sciences program must submit the full program application to the Graduate School to be eligible in addition to the PSMA application.
|PSMA Application due||October 31, 2021|
|Award Notifications Sent||December 9, 2021|
|Deadline to Accept||December 23, 2021|
|Semester Starts||January 25, 2022|
*Note: Fall 2022 dates will be added soon
Questions regarding eligibility, deadlines, and other details should be directed to the Professional Master’s Degree Admissions and Recruitment Specialist, Stephanie Scholze, at email@example.com.