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a More Connected Healthcare Environment

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NCPDP Foundation and it will be automatically matched, dollar for dollar, by the NCPDP Board of Trustees’ commitment of matching funds.

Investing in Tomorrow’s Healthcare Providers

Since its inception in 2013, the NCPDP Foundation has awarded a total of $94,000 in scholarship funds to support students studying pharmacy’s role in information technology, and information technology’s role in improving patient safety and health outcomes. The 2017 scholarships were awarded to college of pharmacy programs at five universities, with honorariums given to two universities:

  • Butler University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Temple University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Florida (honorarium)
  • University of Maryland (honorarium)

2017 Scholarship Recipients

As the above schools provide their selections for the scholarship funds, we will add their names and photos to this section, along with information about the activities of these deserving students.

Temple University School of Pharmacy

Taylor Ryan Gibbs
Pharm.D. Candidate 2017

Ejike Chukwukere
Pharm.D. Candidate 2017

University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Trang Dang

Michael Parisi

South Dakota State University

Jack Kerner

Christopher Kotschevar

Butler University

Michael Grim

Patrick LaFontaine

Learn more about our 2017 recipients.

Past Colleges of Pharmacy Funded by NCPDP Foundation

  • California Health Sciences University
  • Drake University
  • Midwestern University
  • Touro University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Minnesota

Based on criteria established by the Foundation Board of Trustees, the Foundation Scholarship Program works directly with universities, not individual students.

To make a monthly pledge contact Terry Schroeder at or call 480.477.1000, Ext. 131

"This is greatly important to me because it will allow me to be better prepared for residency applications and training in the coming year. My career goal is to improve patient care and outcomes on a global level as a future pharmacist."
Merta Cushing, Pharm.D. Candidate
Class of 2017 | University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

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"Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges, but has also helped me realize the value of a higher education. I hope to be able to serve in a healthcare position sometime in the future, where I might have even more of an ability to help less fortunate and under-represented social groups. My educational pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like your organization."
Joe Vang, Pharmacy Student
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy – PRIME Institute

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"We are incredibly grateful for our continued partnership with the NCPDP Foundation. The scholarships make a tremendous difference in the lives of our student recipients. The influence of the Foundation’s mission and goals will have a lasting impact on their pharmacy careers and supporting the advancement of the industry as a whole."
Rick Schnellmann, Dean
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy