Partners in Pharmacy is the former WONARD or the Women's Organization of the National Association of Retail Druggists, which was founded in 1905 during the 7th NARD Annual Convention. (NARD, the National Association of Retail Druggists, formed in 1898 was renamed NCPA, the National Association of Community Pharmacists in 1998.)
Partners in Pharmacy (PIP) is now an auxiliary organization that supports NCPA and the NCPA Foundation.
Since 1915, Partners in Pharmacy has been offering scholarships to pharmacy students pursuing a career in pharmacy. This scholarship program has touched hundreds of pharmacy students. The scholarships recognize pharmacy students for their exemplary academic performance, community service, and a demonstrated commitment to independent pharmacy.
The Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship will be
made on the basis of the following priorities:
- Leadership Qualities: Potential
candidates will be evaluated by the PIP
Scholarship Committee on the basis of leadership
qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated
interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement
in extracurricular activities. These qualities will
be measured by the required supporting documents.
- Academic Achievement: Scholastic
success is a necessary condition for consideration
and will be measured using current college
- Demonstrated Interest: Scholarships are awarded to students based on career goals and objectives and established interest in independent pharmacy as a career option.
All pharmacy students who are student members of NCPA are eligible to apply for the Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship per academic year. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy on a full-time basis during the academic term that the scholarship is awarded. Note: Students may only receive this award
Children of Partners in Pharmacy Officers, NCPA Foundation Officers, NCPA Officers, or NCPA Executive Committee members are not eligible to participate in the program.
Application Process / Form
Please click here for deadlines, the scholarship form, and other details about the application process.
The Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship is awarded
on an individual basis
and is non-transferable. Each recipient will receive a check made payable to his or her school from the NCPA Foundation on behalf of Partners in Pharmacy for $2,000 during the NCPA Annual Convention. Note: Award recipient must be present at the NCPA Annual Convention to receive this award. Up to a $300 travel stipend will be provided along with a complimentary registration to the NCPA conference.
Mail your application to:
NCPAF/PIP Scholarship Committee
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314