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Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are awarded for outstanding achievement to College of Pharmacy and Health Science students only, who are in their second year and higher, in good academic standing, based on criteria determined by the contributors and recommendations from faculty. 

All College Private Scholarships

Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Annual Scholarship:

About the Donor - The Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame was established by Tony Flippis, Sr. founder of Wright & Filippis.  The mission of the Hall of Fame is to honor athletes with disabilities who have demonstrated achievement in sports, are positive role models in the community, and to help educate the public about sports for the disabled. 

Scholarship Criteria – Students with a disability or who intend to pursue a career in working with the disabled are eligible.  Student must be enrolled or accepted for study in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

Board of Visitors Annual Scholarship:

About the Donors – The Board of Visitors Annual Scholarship was created in January 2012 through contributions from the members of the board of visitors.  The intent of the board of visitors is to provide tuition assistance to a deserving student that shows great promise for making a difference in their profession.  

Scholarship Criteria – EACPHS students entering their final year of studies in the summer or fall with a minimum 3.5 GPA are eligible.  Applicants must also demonstrate qualities of leadership, participate in student or professional organizations, serve as an ambassador to the college in their daily activities and have financial need.  

EACPHS Diversity Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donors –  Contributions from the Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) created this endowed scholarship.  The DAB is comprised of community and business leaders desirous of furthering the education of underrepresented students in the area of pharmacy and health sciences.

Scholarship Criteria – Prospective full-time graduate and undergraduate students applying and accepted for study in any academic area of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.  Students must be in good academic standing.  Preference will be given to students of socioeconomic disadvantage, first generation college student, overcoming substantial obstacles such as family or personal adversity, or educational disability.

Clinical Laboratory Science Private Scholarships

Katherine M. Beattie CLS Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – Kay Beattie graduated with a BS degree in medical technology from Wayne State University in 1943.  Her first position was at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.  She was promoted to supervisor of the Blood Bank before becoming the co-director of the Michigan Community Blood Center in Detroit and then the director of the reference laboratory and education at the American Red Cross until she retired to Florida in 1988.

Throughout her 45 year career, Kay was active at the local, state and national levels and was honored by her peers.  Kay had a passion for education and wanted to help students in the future achieve their academic goals.  Kay established this scholarship with a gift from her estate.

Scholarship Criteria -  Full or part time students enrolled in the Clinical Laboratory Science program with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Recipients will be selected based upon scholastic achievement, desirable qualities of character and leadership and financial need. 

Dr. Alexander Wallace III and M. Ann Wallace Endowed Scholarship: 

About the Donor – Ms. Ann Wallace established a scholarship as a tribute to her brother Dr. Alexander Wallace III who was a physician.  Ms. Wallace received her Master of Science degree in Medical Technology in 1973.  She subsequently taught in the department for 25 years and retired in 1998.

Scholarship Criteria - Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for study in the clinical laboratory science program. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Mortuary Science Private Scholarships

Nelson-MacLellan Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – Sigurd Nelson and Sheila MacLellan met while students at Wayne State in 1959.  He was a mortuary science student and her interests were in elementary education and singing.  Dr. Nelson worked as a mortician in Marquette until 1962 and then returned to school to receive an MS and PhD in zoology.  Dr. Nelson spent much of his academic career as a faculty member at State University of New York College at Oswego where he became the department chairperson and held other leadership positions.  Sheila taught special education for 31 years and introduced the concept of mainstreaming these students long before state mandates.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time students enrolled or accepted for study in the mortuary science program.  Students must demonstrate academic excellence.  It is preferred but not required that recipients demonstrate financial need as defined by the college.

Gordon Wilson Rose Endowed Memorial Scholarship:

About the Donor – Dr. Rose was an epidemiologist and licensed funeral director who devoted his career to education and research.  He served as the Department Chairman for the mortuary science program from 1986-1991.  Dr. Rose traveled worldwide as a consultant to funeral service, private industry and the US Air Force while continuing his studies in the effect of fungal diseases on humans and animals.  Dr. Rose helped shape the lives of countless students, he was an expert in the field, a professional, teacher and friend to many.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time students in the mortuary science program who have completed at least one semester of coursework.  Recipients must have a minimum 3.3 GPA and achieve high marks in science coursework.

Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences Private Scholarships

David M. Thornton Memorial Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences (OEHS) Scholarship:

About the Donor – Karen Thornton established this scholarship in honor of her husband, who was fatally injured as a result of the failure of outdated and inadequate automotive plant equipment. This annual scholarship was created to raise awareness of industrial health and safety and to promote occupational and environmental health and safety in industry.
Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be accepted for graduate study in the Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences program. Recipients will be selected based on a 250-word essay describing why the student chose the field of study and what they hope to accomplish after graduation.

Bill and Linda Watt Endowed Scholarship in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences:

About the Donor – Bill Watt, a part-time faculty member of the Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences and his wife Linda established this scholarship to support students of the program. Both Bill and Linda have obtained multiple degrees from WSU and decided that they would like to support the university by providing tuition assistance for students.
Scholarship Criteria – Applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled or accepted for study in the Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences program with preference given to first year students. There is no minimum GPA required. It is preferred that recipients demonstrate financial need, but it is not required.

Occupational Therapy Private Scholarships

Anne Parker Iwick Memorial Scholarship:

About the Donor - The Anne Parker Iwick Scholarship was established in occupational therapy as a tribute to Anne’s life and her dedication to the service of others.  This scholarship is meant to assist OT students in need of financial assistance.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for study in the occupational therapy program.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, desirable qualities of character and leadership and financial need.

Barbara Jewett Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – Barbara Jewett was the first Program Director, Fieldwork Coordinator and Educator for the Occupational Therapy program.  Ms. Jewett served in this leadership role for many years.  She was apioneer and advocate for the profession.  Ms. Jewett’s leadership made her a role model for the profession throughout the Detroit community. The endowed scholarship was created through the generosity of a gift from Barbara Jewett’s estate.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be junior occupational therapy students maintaining at least 12 credit hours at the university.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need, involvement in student and professional organizations and must have an above average academic standing.

Barbara J. Henderson Miller Occupational Therapy Scholarship:

About the Donor – Barbara Henderson Miller graduated from Wayne State University’s occupational therapy program in 1959.  Mrs. Miller’s career as an occupational therapist spans more than 22 years working with toddlers, preteens and adults at Detroit Receiving, Sinai and Beaumont Hospitals and the Society for Crippled Children and Adults.  In establishing this scholarship, Mrs. Miller stated “I received a wonderful education from Wayne State University and I want to give something back.”

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full or part-time students enrolled in the occupational therapy program.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement with a minimum 3.2 GPA with a preference given to students who have greatly improved their performance since beginning the program.  Students should also demonstrate qualities of leadership and financial need.

Kaye J. Schlomer Endowed Scholarship for Occupational and Physical Therapy: 

About the Donor –  A 1961 Occupational Therapy graduate, Kaye J. Schlomer left her estate to fund endowed scholarships in both occupational and physical therapy.  These scholarships will recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide financial assistance to students.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate students majoring in occupational therapy or physical therapy.  No minimum GPA is required and students need not demonstrate financial need.

Dr. Martha E. Schnebly Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – Martha Schnebly is a former Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and a former Deputy Dean of the College.  Dr. Schnebly strongly believed that research findings could have an impact on the practice of occupational therapy.  Her professional legacy and generosity have significantly influenced the advancement of the Occupational Therapy program at Wayne State University.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time or part-time students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program.  A minimum 3.0 GPA is required and students need not demonstrate financial need.

Arline Ethel Trabman Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Occupational Therapy:

About the Donor – Bernice Trabman created this endowed scholarship in Occupational Therapy to honor her sister’s personal and professional accomplishments.  She felt that she could honor her sister’s memory by providing educational opportunities for current occupational therapy students.  Arline graduated from WSU in 1950 with a degree in education, but her first love was Occupational Therapy.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants much be full-time or part-time students in Occupational Therapy.  Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need as determined by the college.

Pathologists’ Assistant Private Scholarship

Dr. Harvey S. Wilks Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – Dr. Harvey S. Wilks was gifted intellectually and artistically.  He was thoughtful and serious with a dry sense of humor.  He worked hard to do well in all his endeavors.  Following his military service he studied to be a forensic pathologist.  He loved the challenge of determining the cause of a death.  He was serving as Deputy County Medical Examiner for Wayne County, Michigan at his untimely death.  Harvey’s sister, Toby Wilks Friedman and her husband Dan established this endowed scholarship in memory of Harvey and in recognition of his passion for his work.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time, second-year students in the Pathologists’ Assistant program in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need as defined by the college.

Pharmacy Private Scholarships

Hanley N. and Young Hee Abramson Endowed Scholarship: 

About the Donor - Long-time pharmacy faculty member and graduate of Detroit Central High School, Hanley Abramson and his wife Young Hee established this scholarship to recognize a graduate of the Detroit public school system or charter school.  Hanley is an alumnus of the Wayne State University College of Pharmacy.  He has spent his career as a professor and in various other leadership positions in the program since 1967.  Young Hee has dedicated her career to teaching 5-8 year olds in a Montessori school.

Hanley and Young Hee’s strong appreciation for education and desire to support students who need financial assistance in completing their PharmD degree moved them to create the Hanley N. and Young Hee Abramson Endowed Scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria - PharmD students (P1-P4) are eligible for this scholarship provided they have a minimum 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate financial need.  It is the donor’s preference to have the scholarship awarded to a graduate of a Detroit public school or Detroit charter school.

Arab American Pharmacy Association Endowed Scholarship: 

About the Donor – The Arab American Pharmacy Association (AAPA) established this scholarship to support future pharmacy leaders.  The AAPA creates and promotes collaborative relationships among Arab American pharmacists. 

Scholarship Criteria – Full-time PharmD students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need are eligible to receive this scholarship.  Preference will go to students that participate in the student chapter of the Arab American Pharmacy Association and/or volunteer in the Arab American Community.

Fred W. Arnold Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship:

Scholarship Criteria - A full-time pharmacy student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in recognition of achievement is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated qualities of leadership and demonstrated financial need. 

Sidney Barthwell Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – Sidney Barthwell graduated from City College of Detroit (now Wayne State University) in 1929 with his B.S. in pharmacy.  In the years following his graduation, Mr. Barthwell went on to establish the largest chain of African-American owned drug stores in the United States.  His Detroit based business grew to include nine drug stores, one patent medicine store and three ice cream parlors (Barthwell Ice Cream).  Mr. Barthwell was also an important civic leader.  Throughout his long career, Mr. Barthwell always worked within the community to improve the lives of those around him.  It is in this spirit that this endowed scholarship fund was established.

Scholarship Criteria – Full-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled for study in the pharmacy program with at least a 2.5 GPA.  It is the donor’s preference that the following factors be given preference for this award:  residence in the city of Detroit, socioeconomic disadvantage, a first generation of his or her family to attend college and overcome substantial obstacles such as family or personal adversity or educational disability.

Alfred Berkowitz Pharmacy Scholarship:

About the Donor – Alfred Berkowitz received his R.Ph. from Detroit Institute of Technology.  He was a registered pharmacist and served in the army during World War II.  Although Mr. Berkowitz did not spend his career in the pharmacy industry he kept an active professional license throughout his life.  Mr. Berkowitz founded Enterprise Industrial Sales, a vendor of steel to suppliers in the automotive industry. 

Mr. Berkowitz believed in supporting the educational community of Southeast Michigan.  He was a generous donor of Wayne State University’s pharmacy program and a gallery of crystal pieces at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Mr. Berkowitz was recognized with an honorary degree from Wayne State University in 1996.

Scholarship Donor – Scholarships will be awarded to full-time students enrolled or accepted for study into the pharmacy program.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and qualities of leadership and recipients should demonstrate financial need.  

CVS/pharmacy Scholarship:

About the Donor –  Headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island CVS Caremark opened its first retail store in 1963 and is now operating more than 7,000 stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  In 1998 CVS acquired 200 stores from Arbor Drugs of Michigan marking its entry into Michigan and gaining an instant competitive advantage in the Detroit market.  CVS stores fill nearly one in five prescriptions nationwide having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 20 of the top 25 U.S. drugstore markets. 

Scholarship Criteria – This scholarship is awarded annually to full-time pharmacy students.  Candidates must be in good academic standing with an expressed interest in community pharmacy practice.  Applicants need not demonstrate financial need.

Nettie and Paul C. Deutch Education Resource Endowment:

About the Donor – Mrs. Deena Fishman and Mrs. Shirley Altman created this endowment in the college of pharmacy to honor their parents Nettie and Paul Deutch.  Mr. Deutch was a pharmacist and founder of Paul’s Cutrate Drugs in Detroit. 

Scholarship Criteria - Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed at least 4 academic courses as a pharmacy student.  Students are selected on the basis of academic achievement (at least 3.0) and financial need. This award is intended to help students in financial need who are not eligible for federal, state, or other governmental financial educational assistance.  The award shall be used for educational equipment, computer software and hardware, supplies, materials, books and other similar items other than tuition or living expenses.

Paul C. and Nettie Deutch Scholarship Endowment Fund:

About the Donor – Mrs. Deena Fishman and Mrs. Shirley Altman created this endowment in the college of pharmacy to honor their parents Nettie and Paul Deutch.  Mr. Deutch was a pharmacist and founder of Paul’s Cutrate Drugs in Detroit. 

Scholarship Criteria – Recipients must have completed at least 4 courses as a pharmacy student who has maintained an academic average of at least a 3.0 average.  This award is intended to help students in financial need who are not eligible for federal, state or other governmental financial educational assistance. 

Bernard Thomas Downs Pharmacy Scholarship:

Scholarship Criteria - This scholarship was established to assist full-time pharmacy students. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, qualities of character, leadership, and financial need.  Preference will be given to students with socioeconomic disadvantage, first generation college students and students who have faced substantial obstacles such as family or personal adversity and educational disability.

Rachael M. Duffy Memorial Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – This scholarship was created from generous gifts from faculty, staff, students, friends and family to honor the memory of pharmacy student, Rachael M. Duffy.  Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachael underwent her first surgery at four years of age.  Rachel worked her entire life to raise awareness of heart disease and always found time to participate in the annual Heart Walk.  Rachael was 23 and in her third year of the pharmacy program at her untimely death from a blood clot. 

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be a pharmacy practice student in good academic standing.  Students need not demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and/or volunteerism.

Melvin F. W. Dunker Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donor – The endowed scholarship was created through the generosity of Hanley N. and Young Hee Abramson in recognition of Professor Melvin Dunker.  Professor Dunker was a challenging and respected teacher who was a member of the Wayne State pharmacy faculty for 36 years. Professor Dunker passed away in the summer of 2011 at the age of 98.

Scholarship Criteria – This scholarship is intended to recognize P3 students entering the final year of study in the professional pharmacy program who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in student and/or professional activities and the potential to advance the profession of pharmacy. 

Harry and Belle Elkiss Annual Scholarship in Pharmacy:

About the Donors – Terry Elkiss created this annual scholarship in honor of his parents Harry and Belle who were 1940 graduates of the WSU pharmacy program.  Mr. and Mrs. Elkiss were born and raised in the city of Detroit and practiced pharmacy in the area for over 40 years.  Mrs. Elkiss, the youngest female graduate of the pharmacy school, opened a pharmacy at Pontiac General Hospital at the age of 23.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Elkiss practiced pharmacy until their deaths in 2006 and 2009.

Scholarship Criteria – Full-time or part-time pharmacy students who reside in the City of Detroit.  No minimum GPA is required.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

John Helfman Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship Fund:

Established by the estate of John Helfman, an award is made to a Wayne State pharmacy student, on admission to the professional pharmacy program based on scholarship, merit, completion of all pharmacy prerequisites at Wayne State University and financial need. The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains an appropriate GPA as determined by the program.

Robert C. Johnson Scholarship:

About the Donor –  Robert C. Johnson, a 1958 graduate of the pharmacy program became a leader in the pharmacy industry.  Mr. Johnson’s career includes managing a community pharmacy, serving as CEO of the Michigan and California Pharmacists Associations, Chairman, President and CEO of PCS Health Systems and Vice President of McKesson.  He later became an Assistant Dean and Professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, AZ.  He is a past president of the American Pharmacists Association and is a Remington Medalist.  Mr. Johnson has served as a member and emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for more than a decade.    

Scholarship Criteria - Awarded to a P3 pharmacy student who will be entering their final professional year who has a grade point average of at least 2.8, and has demonstrated leadership and qualities of good character.

Joseph S. Katz Memorial Endowed Scholarship: 

About the Donor – Mrs. Fern Katz established the Joseph S. Katz Endowed Scholarship in memory of her late husband, Joseph Katz.  Mr. Katz enrolled in Wayne State’s College of Pharmacy in 1959 after becoming dissatisfied as a bacteriologist for a pharmaceutical company.  After graduation Mr. Katz worked for Arnold Drugs before opening the Town Center Pharmacy in Southfield, Michigan.  In 1994, Mr. Katz sold the pharmacy and retired.  Mr. and Mrs. Katz were married for more than 51 years at his death and had three children and four grandchildren.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time students accepted for study in the pharmacy program.  Recipients must maintain a 2.8 GPA and must demonstrate financial need.  Transfer students are not eligible for this award.

Kmart Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Community Pharmacy:

About the Donor –  The first Kmart store opened in Garden City, Michigan in 1962.  Today, Kmart is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation.  There are over 1,000 Kmart stores in operation and the majority include an in-store pharmacy.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full time pharmacy students accepted for study at Wayne State University with a preference given to students interested in pursuing community pharmacy.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership qualities. 

Meijer Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship:

About the Donor – In 1934 a modest barber saw a need to provide groceries to the community and opened a small grocery in Greenville, Michigan.  In 1962 Meijer opened its first supercenter which now offers a complete shopping experience with more than 40 departments including pharmacy.  Today Meijer operates more than 200 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.  Meijer established this endowed scholarship to promote the pharmacy profession in Michigan, to encourage continued progress and provide assistance in financing education. 

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in the pharmacy program with a preference for P2 or P3 students interested in community pharmacy.  Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Dr. Paul Munzenberger Endowed Scholarship: 

About the Donor(s) - This scholarship was created through the generosity of friends and colleagues in honor of Dr. Paul Munzenberger and in celebration of his many contributions as a member of the faculty of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  Dr. Munzenberger retired from the department of pharmacy in 2010 after 40 years of service as a member of the faculty.  During his tenure he also practiced at Children’s Hospital of Michigan with specialized interest in asthma/allergic diseases.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time students in the PharmD program.  Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and need not demonstrate financial need.

Robert Rembisz Memorial Pharmacy Scholarship:

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time P1 or P2 students in the pharmacy program.  Preference will be given to graduates from DeLaSalle High School and/or who are active in Kappa Psi.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of good academic standing with a 3.0 minimum GPA, desirable qualities of character with emphasis on leadership in professional organizations and special interest in community pharmacy practice.  

Joseph and Linda Ringer Endowed Scholarship:

About the Donors – Joe and Linda Ringer are both 1982 graduates of Wayne State University’s pharmacy program.  Joe and Linda have a desire to give back to WSU; Linda because of the tuition assistance that she earned as a student, Joe because of the benefits he has received by staying connected to his pharmacy program over the years.  The Ringer’s have a strong appreciation for education and wish to support students while completing their degree requirements.  Students applying for this scholarship should consider their role in providing financial support to Wayne State after graduation in order to assist future students.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time students in the PharmD program.  Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and need not demonstrate financial need. 

Walgreens Annual Scholarship:

About the Donor – Charles Walgreen began his first drugstore in 1901 in Chicago.  By 1929 Walgreens operated 525 stores in New York City, Florida and other major markets.  This growth was in large part to Walgreen’s effort to differentiate his stores with the addition of the malted milk shake and exceptional customer service.  Today, Walgreens opens 425 new stores each year exceeding 7,000 total stores.   This scholarship was created to support students engaged in efforts to promote diversity and community awareness. 

Scholarship Criteria – Full-time graduate students enrolled in the PharmD program will be given preference.  Recipients must demonstrate community service or other efforts to promote diversity, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and need not demonstrate financial need.

Rite Aid Pharmacy, Inc., Scholarship:

About the Donor – Rite Aid opened its first store in Scranton, PA in 1962.  In 1995 Rite Aid acquired Perry Drug Stores, the largest drugstore chain in Michigan and the largest acquisition for Rite Aid at the time increasing the number of stores to nearly 3,000.  Today Rite Aid is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.  Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and the third largest in the U.S. 

Pharmaceutical Science Private Scholarships

George Fuller Endowed Scholarship

About the Donors – This scholarship was established to honor Dean George C. Fuller by his family and friends.  Through his great vision and leadership, Dr. Fuller ushered the Wayne State College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions into the 21st century as Dean from 1988 – 2000.  He rose to the rank of Professor at the University of Rhode Island after earning BS and MS degrees from Wayne State and a PhD from Purdue University.  Dr. Fuller was honored as Alumnus of the Year by Purdue and Wayne State.  Before returning to Wayne State, he led pharmacology and molecular/cell biology research programs in allergy, inflammation, cardiovascular and connective tissue diseases for G.D. Searle & Co. 

Scholarship Criteria – Full time students working toward their PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences are eligible for this award.  Applicants must be in good academic standing and need not demonstrate financial need.

Frank O. Taylor Pharmacy Scholarship:  

About the Donor – The Frank O. Taylor endowed scholarship was established upon his death through a generous gift from his estate.  This scholarship is awarded to students working in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Scholarship Criteria – Students must be in good academic standing and working toward their PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Physical Therapy Private Scholarship

Kaye J. Schlomer Endowed Scholarship for Physical Therapy: 

About the Donor –  A 1961 occupational therapy graduate, Kaye J. Schlomer left her estate to fund endowed scholarships in both occupational and physical therapy.  These scholarships were established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and to provide financial assistance to students.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate students majoring in occupational therapy or physical therapy.  No minimum GPA is required and students need not demonstrate financial need.

Physician Assistant Private Scholarships

About the Donor – the Lara M. Rutan Endowed Scholarship was established by Lara’s parents, Rick and Judy Rutan, through the generosity of family and friends.  Lara graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Wayne State University in May 2005.  Her life  was tragically taken in a car accident in September of that same year. 

Lara served as the president of the Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2005, she was a people person, always upbeat and had a gift for being able to help others see and achieve the best in themselves.  This scholarship serves as a legacy to Lara and an opportunity to assist students in the Physician Assistant Studies program.

Scholarship Criteria – Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Studies program.  Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need as defined by the college.