Wayne State University

Scholarships

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

  • Alfred Berkowitz Pharmacy Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    Scholarship criteria

    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.

    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.

  • Anne Parker Iwick Memorial Scholarship

    Department: Occupational Therapy

    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.

    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.

  • Arab American Pharmacist Association Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    About the Donor

    The Arab American Pharmacist Association (AAPA) established this scholarship to support future pharmacy leaders. The AAPA creates and promotes collaborative relationships among Arab American pharmacists.

  • Arline Ethel Trabman Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Occupational Therapy

    Department: 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.

    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.

  • Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Annual Scholarship

    Department:

    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.

    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.

  • Barbara J. Henderson Miller Occupational Therapy Scholarship

    Department: Occupational Therapy

    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.

    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.”

  • Barbara Jewett Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Occupational Therapy

    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.

    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.

  • Bernard J Levin Award for Oustanding Professional and Community Service

    Department: Pharmacy

    Scholarship criteria

    Award is given at graduation to a student who, in the opinion of the faculty of pharmacy, has demonstrated a strong commitment and high professional motivation in serving the community and the profession, through exceptional volunteerism and/or leadership in professional organizations.

    About the Donor

    Bernard Julius Levin was born on December 22, 1914 in Chicago Illinois. Between the Great Depression and the income limitations of a hard working immigrant tailor father Bernard was resourceful in earning money by selling newspapers early in the mornings in downtown Chicago. He moved to Detroit in his mid-teen years and completed high school in Detroit. He started working as a pharmacy clerk at Cunningham Drugs and soon after enrolled at the Detroit Institute of Technology Pharmacy Program (while still working). He completed the requisite study program in 1935 and successfully took the Michigan exam to become a Registered Pharmacist. Bernard spent his whole career (over 47 years) working for Cunningham Drug Store Corporation as a store manager and pharmacist. He was active in the professional aspects of community pharmacy and served as the President of the Detroit Area Pharmacists Association. His daughter, Nadine Levin-Abrams, established this award in recognition of her father’s resilience demonstrated in pursuing a pharmacy degree without financial means, commitment to service and love of his profession.

  • Bernard Thomas Downs Pharmacy Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

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

    Department: Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

    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.

    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.

  • Board of Visitors Annual Scholarship

    Department:

    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.

    About the Donor

    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.

  • CVS/pharmacy Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

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

    Department: Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

    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.

    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.

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

    Department: Clinical Laboratory Science

    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.

    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.

  • Dr. Harvey S. Wilks Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pathologists' Assistant

    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.

    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.

  • Dr. Martha E. Schnebly Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Occupational Therapy

    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.

    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.

  • Dr. Paul Munzenberger Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    About the Donor

    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.

  • EACPHS Diversity Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship

    Department:

    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.

    About the Donor

    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.

  • Frank O. Taylor Pharmacy Scholarship

    Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Scholarship criteria

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

    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.

  • Fred W. Arnold Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

  • George Fuller Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

    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.

    About the Donor

    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.

  • Gordon Wilson Rose Endowed Memorial Scholarship

    Department: Mortuary Science

    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.

    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.

  • Hanley N. and Young Hee Abramson Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Harry and Belle Elkiss Annual Scholarship in Pharmacy

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    About the Donor

    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.

  • John Helfman Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship Fund

    Department: Pharmacy

    Scholarship criteria

    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.

  • Joseph S. Katz Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Joseph and Linda Ringer Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    About the Donor

    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.

  • Katherine M. Beattie CLS Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Clinical Laboratory Science

    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.

    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.

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

    Department: Occupational Therapy

    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.

    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.

  • Kaye J. Schlomer Endowed Scholarship for Physical Therapy

    Department: Physical Therapy

    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.

    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.

  • Kmart Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Community Pharmacy

    Department: 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.

    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.

  • Lara M. Rutan Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Physician Assistant

    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.

    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.

  • Meijer Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship:

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Melvin F. W. Dunker Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Nazih Jawad Life Rx Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    Scholarship criteria

    Full time students enrolled in the PharmD program or prospective PharmD students are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must demonstrate excellent leadership skills and exhibit a commitment to the pharmacy profession. Preference will be given to applicants who are active members of student pharmacy organizations.

    About the Donor

    Nazih Jawad, Wayne State pharmacy alum and his wife Jihan along with the board of Life Rx decided to create an endowed scholarship as a way to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in Wayne State’s PharmD program. Life Rx was founded in 2011 as an independent pharmacy group. Life Rx strives to support the advancement of health care, public health, patient care and all interests that serve both the medical and pharmacy professions.

  • Nelson-MacLellan Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Mortuary Science

    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.

    About the Donor

    Sigurd Nelson and Sheila MacLellan met while students at Wayne State in 1958. 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.

  • Nettie and Paul C. Deutch Education Resource Endowment

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Paul C. and Nettie Deutch Scholarship Endowment Fund

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Rachael M. Duffy Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Rite Aid Pharmacy, Inc., Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    Scholarship criteria

    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.

  • Robert C. Johnson Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • Robert Rembisz Memorial Pharmacy Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

  • Sidney Barthwell Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.

  • The Geralynn and Alan Smith Endowed Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    Scholarship criteria

    Student pharmacists accepted into Wayne State’s PharmD program are eligible for this award. Applicants must be student leaders in good academic standing, demonstrate active participation in community service activities exceeding the Professional Curriculum requirements, and have proven membership in professional pharmacy organizations.

    About the Donor

    Geralynn B. Smith, a pharmacist by profession, spent the last 20 years of her career at Wayne State University in the pharmacy program. Alan Smith was a market analyst for General Motors. Geralynn, with Alan’s encouragement, was very committed to providing care and hope to those in need in the community, enhancing the development of student pharmacists to provide quality service to their patients and community, and motivating and mentoring students to grow as innovative leaders for the profession. To continue Geralynn’s dream and to further enhance student pharmacists’ professional development and service to the community, Geralynn and Alan created the Geralynn and Alan Smith Endowment Scholarship in the pharmacy program.

  • Walgreens Annual Scholarship

    Department: Pharmacy

    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.

    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.