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Texas Pharmacy Foundation Scholarship Program

Texas Pharmacy Foundation LogoThe Texas Pharmacy Foundation annually awards various scholarships to eligible Texas pharmacy students. Applications are sought every spring and scholarships are awarded in the summer of the same year based on the selections of the TPF Scholarship Committee. Winners are recognized during the annual TPA Conference & Expo.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2018 Scholarship Recipients

2017 Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship Recipients

2015 Scholarship Recipients

 

2020 Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!

Students should provide completed applications and supporting documents to the designated point person at their school or college by April 14, 2020. Schools will submit final applications to TPF.

For questions regarding any of the scholarships listed below, please contact Lisa Goerlitz at lgoerlitz@texaspharmacy.org or (512) 615-9169.

Scholarship applicants seeking a letter of recommendation from a pharmacist member of Texas Pharmacy Association may search TPA's online member directory (login required). We cannot provide individual member lists to applicants.

 

TPF Scholarships

Texas Pharmacy Foundation General Scholarships

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The Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF) offers an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student pursuing a career in pharmacy at each accredited Texas school or college of pharmacy.

Eligibility Criteria

Pharmacy students entering their second (P2), third (P3) or fourth (P4) professional year in the fall of 2020 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in required courses are eligible. In addition, the applicant must be a student member of the Texas Pharmacy Association. Students will be judged on financial need and the potential to become a leader for Texas pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in pharmacy school and community activities.

 

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Larry "Neal" McClaugherty Scholarship

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The Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF) offers the McClaugherty Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student pursuing a career in pharmacy at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.

Background

Larry and Kathy McClaugherty established this scholarship in memory of their son, Neal. Born on March 23, 1983, Neal experienced a lack of oxygen at birth which resulted in cerebral palsy. Neal was a non-verbal quadriplegic. He attended the Friendswood Independent School District from the time he was 18 months old until he matriculated through Friendswood High School in May 2005. He loved people, horses, sports, including golf, basketball, and, especially, his Friendswood Lady Mustangs basketball team. Neal was involved in the “Best Buddies” program at Friendswood High School.

Neal also participated in the summer camping program at the Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) camp in Center Point, near Kerrville. Many University of Houston Pharmacy student volunteers have participated in clinical rotations during their final year as part of the camp's medical team. Neal passed away in 2010, and a book was written describing his legacy, NEAL: CHAMPION, The Journey–Morning to Afternoon.

Larry has been dedicated to pharmacy and community service in Texas for more than 40 years. He owned a consulting business, McClaugherty Consulting Services, of which his wife Kathy, a nurse, held an integral role. Larry also served as adjunct clinical faculty and active preceptor for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and Texas Tech School of Pharmacy. He also taught the dispensing pharmacy and non-prescription drug courses at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Additionally, Larry has served in various positions in the Texas Pharmacy Association and serves on the Board of the Texas Pharmacy Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria

Pharmacy students from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy entering their fourth (P4) professional year in the fall of 2020 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in required courses are eligible. In addition, the applicant must be a student member of the Texas Pharmacy Association. Students will be judged on financial need, a passion for the profession as Larry and Kathy have, and the potential to become a leader for Texas pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in pharmacy school and community activities.

 

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Luther and Mary Ann Parker Scholarship

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The Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF) offers the Luther and Mary Ann Parker Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student pursuing a career in pharmacy at an accredited Texas school or college of pharmacy.

Background

Luther and Mary Ann Parker have been dedicated to pharmacy in Texas for more than 40 years. Luther retired as CEO of the Texas Pharmacy Foundation on December 31, 2002. He served as Executive Director of the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), CEO and President of TPF, and clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, where he taught health care administration, pharmacy law and contemporary pharmacy issues. Luther was very active in a number of local, state, national and international professional organizations. Mary Ann actively supported Luther in his work by serving as president of local, state and national auxiliaries, regular attendance at local, TPA and APhA meetings and raising funds for TPA and TPF.

Eligibility Criteria

Pharmacy students entering their fourth (P4) professional year in the fall of 2020 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in required courses are eligible. In addition, the applicant must be a student member of the Texas Pharmacy Association. Students will be judged on financial need, the potential to become a leader for Texas pharmacy, how they have exemplified Luther & Mary Ann’s passion for the profession, and demonstration of involvement in pharmacy school and community activities.

 

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Robert Clayton Scholarship

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The Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF) offers the Robert Clayton Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student pursuing a career in pharmacy at an accredited Texas school or college of pharmacy.

Background

Robert Clayton was a consultant pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator who died in a tragic car accident on his way to an American Pharmacists Association conference. Robert was very engaged in the profession at the state and national level. Robert was an active leader in the Texas Pharmacy Association and the then ‘Section’ of Consultant Pharmacists. This scholarship was established to encourage students to pursue the ideals exhibited by Robert during his time in our profession, including holding his resident patients’ interest above all else; working to ensure his patients’ medications were the safest, most appropriate, most effective, and used correctly; and taking responsibility to review, prevent, and solve medication-related problems to avoid further complications and maintain his patients’ quality of life.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Robert Clayton Scholarship, a pharmacy student must be enrolled in an accredited Texas College of Pharmacy and entering their second (P2), third (P3) or fourth (P4) professional year in the fall of 2020 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in required courses. In addition, the applicant must be a student member of the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) and demonstrate an interest in the practice of consultant pharmacy in long-term care, assisted living or MHMR facilities, or pharmacy practice primarily involving the treatment of geriatric patients.

Applicants should also demonstrate interest by listing participation in electives, rotations, internships, employment or volunteer work in the practice of consultant pharmacy in long-term care, assisted living or MHMR facilities, or pharmacy practice primarily involving the treatment of geriatric patients. Students will be judged on financial need, interest in consultant pharmacy practice and the potential to become a leader for Texas pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in pharmacy school and community activities.

 

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship

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The Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF) offers the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student pursuing a career in pharmacy at an accredited Texas school or college of pharmacy.

Background

Women comprise a majority of the students in most pharmacy schools around the country today. But in the early days of the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), women primarily cared for the family and supported their husbands, including the pharmacists who founded this Association. In 1913, the wives of the TPA members formed the Ladies Auxiliary. The Auxiliary began as an organization to promote sociability among members, assist TPA with social programming, and strengthen the Texas pharmacy community. The affiliation of TPA with APhA in 1965 structured the local associations across the state, which also spawned the growth of ladies auxiliaries across the state. The common goal was promoting pharmacy and helping communities become aware of the enormous educational service that pharmacists could bring to schools, civic groups and health-related organizations. Through the years, local auxiliaries met frequently and documented their activities with yearbooks and scrapbooks that their members entered into competitions with other auxiliaries.

The Auxiliary redefined itself in 1999 in an effort to better reflect its purpose and membership. As more women entered the pharmacy profession, the Auxiliary encouraged male spouses to join. In 2013 the Auxiliary celebrated its 100th anniversary. After 100 years, the Auxiliary Board of Directors made the decision to disband the Auxiliary and contribute its funds to the Texas Pharmacy Foundation for the purpose of awarding an annual student scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Pharmacy students entering their second (P2), third (P3) or fourth (P4) professional year in the fall of 2020 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in required courses are eligible. In addition, the applicant must be a student member of the Texas Pharmacy Association. Students will be judged on financial need and the potential to become a leader for Texas pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in pharmacy school as well as community activities, a primary focus of the Auxiliary.

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