Willard B. Simmons Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Award Criteria

The NCPA Foundation Willard B. Simmons Sr. Memorial Scholarship will be made on the basis of the following priorities

  • Demonstrated Interest Independent Pharmacy Management: The applicant must provide a separate one page description of his or her demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy management and entrepreneurism. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • Leadership Qualities: Potential candidates will be evaluated by the NCPA Foundation 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 transcripts.


All pharmacy students who are NCPA student members are eligible to apply for the NCPA Foundation Scholarships. 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 one time.

Children of NCPA Foundation Officers, NCPA Officers, or NCPA Executive Committee members are not eligible to participate in the program.

Payment Process

The scholarship is awarded to one pharmacy student on an individual basis and is non-transferable. The recipient will receive a check made payable to his or her school from the NCPA Foundation for $2,000 during the NCPA Annual Convention.

NOTE: The award recipient must be present at the NCPA Annual Convention to receive this award. A complimentary registration to the NCPA Convention will be provided and up to a $300 travel stipend.

Transfer from one accredited school or college of pharmacy to another is permitted, provided the academic standards of the previous institution have been met at the time of transfer.