Graduate Students: Eligibility and Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligibility varies according to specific awards, but students must be registered for classes in the semester the fellowship is awarded.
  • Visit this page for a complete list of graduate endowments and awards.

Application Process

College of Pharmacy Endowed Graduate Fellowships and Continuing Fellowships:

  1. A general call for submissions will go out in mid-spring for the following academic year.
  2. The application will require a curriculum vita, a detailed, but brief description of your research goals and a timeline for completion, as well as two letters of recommendation.


  • Awards sponsored by the Graduate School and University Co-op:
    • Students are nominated by members of the College of Pharmacy faculty.
    • Once the announcement for submissions is made, faculty should direct their nominations to the graduate coordinator.
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award.
    • Once the announcement for submissions is made, students should direct self-nominations to the graduate coordinator.
  • Matthews Scholarship.
    • Awarded to up to three incoming students who have earned a Pharm.D. or B.S. from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy degree program.
    • Accepted applicants will be notified of eligibility and asked to apply in the spring semester.

Selection Process

  1. Fellowship recipients are selected by the College of Pharmacy Graduate Financial Aid Committee and all decisions are final.
  2. Selection may be based on financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and/or other criteria.
  3. Several factors are taken into consideration including, but not limited to, the following: anticipated graduation date, academic achievement, the personal statement, involvement in student organizations within the College and/or University, research, estimated income and expenses, and unmet need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Award Process

  1. Recipients are notified of selection in late spring.
  2. Disbursements vary according to the type and amount of award and will be outlined in the notification letter.
  3. Thank you letters are required for all recipients. The award letter will give instructions for sending thank you letters.
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