Awards and Honors
Recipients of honors and awards are determined by the faculty and
Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
American Pharmaceutical Association
Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) Mortar and Pestle
This award is presented to a graduating pharmacy student who
exhibits the ideals of professionalism and excellence in patient
care, has demonstrated exceptional service and commitment to the
profession of pharmacy and is in good academic standing.
American Pharmaceutical Association
Certificate of Recognition
This award is offered by the American Pharmaceutical
Association to the graduating pharmacy student who has rendered
outstanding performance on behalf of the Student Chapter of the
American Pharmaceutical Association.
ASHP Student Leadership Award
The criteria established by The American Society of Health
System Pharmacists for this award are: a demonstrated interest in
institutional pharmacy practice, such as enrollment in a clinical
or hospital pharmacy course or work experience in an institutional
setting; involvement in professional pharmacy organizations,
student groups, state societies, or national associations in a
leadership role; an academically ranking in the upper one-half of
his or her class; and an undergraduate student enrolled in the
College of Pharmacy. Special consideration should be given to
students in their next-to-last year of school.
Auxiliary of the Pharmacists' Society of
the State of New York Scholarship
A fourth-year pharmacy student is selected to receive a
monetary scholarship. The student must enroll in the PSSNY (the
Pharmaceutical Society of the State of New York). The candidate
should have professional/campus community activities. A letter of
recommendation from a faculty member and current employer must be
This scholarship is awarded to a qualified student with high
academic excellence. Evidence of community service and financial
need must be submitted.
Andrew I. Bartilucci Medical Technology
This award was established in 1990 to honor the Dean of the
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences who founded the
medical technology program. It is given to a graduating medical
technologist on nomination of the clinical program directors to a
student who demonstrates academic excellence, college or community
service and future promise of professional leadership.
Andrew I. Bartilucci Scholarship
Established by the Alumni Association of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to honor a great pharmacist,
professor, dean, University administrator, advisor and counselor.
The criteria for this award include strong academic performance
(the candidate must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0) and
be in the fourth year of the program for consideration. Evidence of
strong leadership, demonstrated commitment to the profession of
pharmacy, evidence of community service and financial need.
CVS Pharmacy Scholarship
Criteria for selection includes a fourth-year student who
demonstrates academic excellence and a strong commitment to
community pharmacy practice. An interest in chain pharmacy practice
Ralph DePalma, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This award, which is sponsored by The Royal Counties of New
York Society of Hospital Pharmacists, was established in memory of
Ralph DePalma. The criteria for selection includes leadership,
dedication to all aspects of the practice of pharmacy, pharmacy
organization involvement, communication skills and the ability to
interact in a positive way with other health care professionals.
This award is given to a graduating senior.
Eli-Lilly Achievement Award
A gold medal is awarded by Eli-Lilly and Company to a
pharmacy graduate who has displayed superior scholastic and
professional achievement, desirable qualities of professional
leadership and ethical conduct.
Facts and Comparisons
Award for Excellence in Clinical Communications. Recipient
must be in the top 25% of his or her class and have outstanding
clinical communication skills.
Glaxo SmithKline, Patient Care Award
(formerly Smith Kline Beecham Award)
A plaque is awarded by Smith Kline Beecham Laboratories to a
graduating senior for superior achievement in clinical pharmacy.
The student must have demonstrated superior knowledge in drug use,
skill in clinical techniques and must have contributed
significantly to improved patient care.
Health Professions Award
Given to the allied health major who has, in the opinion of
both the College and the hospital faculty, demonstrated academic
excellence, service to college and community and future promise of
Indo-American Pharmaceutical Society
Two monetary scholarships are awarded. The first award is
given to a fourth-year student of Indian heritage with excellent
grades. The second award is open to all fourth-year students.
JM Long Foundation Scholarship Award
A monetary award is presented to a deserving fourth- or
fifth-year student planning to practice in the retail community
The Bruce Kay Memorial Award of
Sponsored by Pfizer, this award is granted to a graduating
student from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The student will have demonstrated excellence in both didactic and
clinical course work by maintaining a grade point average of no
less than 3.0. A written essay must be submitted for
The Herb and Patricia Kett
Sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores,
this scholarship provides a $500 annual award to a fifth-year
pharmacy student. The award is based on scholastic achievement and
financial need (student must file an FAF) and is for a student who
plans to enter community practice.
Korean American Pharmaceutical Association
The criteria for this award include high academic
excellence. The student must be of Korean heritage.
Long Island Pharmacist Society, Inc.
This scholarship is awarded to a fifth-year student in the
undergraduate program. The candidate must be involved in
socio-professional organizations, national, state and local
societies. The qualified candidate must be in good academic
standing and be member of LIPS. An essay outlining an interest in
community pharmacy is required.
Long Island Society of Hospital
This award is given to the student who has made an
outstanding contribution to an institutional clinical pharmacy
program. The award is based on the receiver's contribution to
improvement of patient care through patient-oriented pharmacy
Vincenzo J. Mantio Memorial
This Scholarship was established through the generosity of
the Mantia family as a memorial in honor of Vincenzo J. Mantia. Mr.
Mantia was a graduate of St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (class of 1941) who provided
outstanding care as a pharmacist to his community. The recipient of
this $1,000 scholarship must be a pharmacy major who has completed
the first professional year of the pharmacy program and has
demonstrated superior scholastic achievement, provided outstanding
community service and has financial need.
Ralph Martorana Award
Established in memory of Ralph Martorana and awarded to the
student who demonstrates excellence in the Community Pharmacy
Merck and Co., Inc.
Awards are made to members of the graduating class (number
dependent upon number in class) for excellence in their studies and
particular accomplishment in the area of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry.
Anthony J. Monte-Bovi Award
Established by the Alumni Association in memory of Anthony
J. Monte-Bovi, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Awarded to a
member of the graduating class who attains the highest average in
Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Award
A framed certificate and copy of the loose-leaf edition of
Drug Interactions Facts is given to
a pharmacy senior who demonstrates high professional motivation and
the intent to enter practice upon graduation or enter a post-entry
level education and/or training program of an applied nature. The
recipient must be in the top 20% of the class. An additional
criterion may be superior proficiency in the provision of drug
National Community Pharmacists Association
(NCPA) Student Achievement Award (Sponsored by Bristol Myers
This award is given to a fourth-year student in recognition
of dedication and scholastic excellence in the area of community
New York City Society of Hospital
A plaque is given to a pharmacy senior in New York City
whose outstanding activities in the area of hospital pharmacy have
been demonstrated at a hospital teaching site.
Outstanding Research Performed by a
Graduating Toxicology Major Award
Awarded to a senior toxicology major for commitment to
Pfizer Physician's Assistant Achievement
A check for $100 is presented to the physician assistant
graduate who has rendered outstanding services to the
Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Outstanding
The qualified candidate should be ranked in the top 25% of
the class and named on the dean's list for two semesters. Good
interpersonal skills and a commitment to professional practice.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment as a student leader and
active participation in professional organizations.
Pharmaceutical Society of the State of New
The society offers a five-year membership to the pharmacy
graduate who has demonstrated continued interest in organizational
work during his or her college years.
Phi Delti Chi Award
In memory of Dr. John L. Dandreau, founder and first Dean of
the College of Pharmacy, and brother Michael Laropoli. Recognition
is given to a pharmacy student who exhibits originality and
leadership in extracurricular activities. A plaque is presented to
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award
This award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership
to a student member of the society.
Physician Assistant Academic Excellence
Highest grade point average in the pre-clinical science
Rho Chi Society Research Award
Beta Delta Chapter of Rho Chi Society offers an award to a
member of the graduating class who has demonstrated outstanding
research ability in one of the pharmaceutical sciences.
Rho Chi Society Scholarship Award
Beta Delta Chapter of Rho Chi Society has inscribed on the
Rho Chi Honor Roll the name of the graduate who receives the
highest average in the professional courses. A plaque is presented
to the recipient.
A monetary award is provided to three students who are
currently employed with this organization. As a pharmacy intern,
the qualified candidates must demonstrate a desire to pursue a
career in retail/community pharmacy setting. The candidates must
also have excellent communication and leadership skills with a
Roche Pharmacy Communication Award
Awarded to the student demonstrating effective communication
with prerequisite knowledge in a form, which can be received and
used by the patient. In addition, the student should demonstrate a
commitment to the profession and an interest in patient care, along
with being congenial and compassionate toward the needs of the
Alfred and Michael Seul Memorial Student
Life Award (formerly The Michael Seul Memorial Student Life
This award was renamed in 2000 in honor of the father and
son. The award is given to a graduating senior who has been active
in University or community service.
St. Luke/St. Martin de Porres Award
A plaque is presented to a senior who best exemplifies the
tradition of St. Luke and St. Martin in unselfish service to those
in need of health care service, over and above curriculum
This pharmaceutical organization has made available the
Outstanding Student Award Program. This is given to a graduating
senior who excels in pharmacy. A personalized plaque and monetary
award are provided.
An award of $100 and a certificate are presented to an
undergraduate toxicology major for overall excellence in
Toxicology Leadership Award
Voted by the toxicology faculty to the student who has
demonstrated outstanding initiative, leadership and team-building
skills while remaining in good academic standing.
Christine Veal Award
This award, in memory of a physician assistant graduate, is
given to a junior, physician assistant major in good academic
standing who has an exceptional grade point average and makes
formal application, including an essay, to the Physician Assistant
Established to give a deserving student a scholarship that
demonstrates an interest in community pharmacy practice. Criteria
for this award include academic excellence, leadership and good
Wallace Laboratories Physician Assistant
A plaque is presented to a physician assistant major for
excellence in academics.
Wal-Mart Scholarship Award
A monetary award is given to a student who demonstrates
academic excellence and a strong commitment to community pharmacy
Westchester Society of Health-System
A monetary award is given to a qualified candidate based on
criteria established by the society. This award is open to all
fourth- and fifth-year students.
The Beta Delta Chapter of the Rho Chi Society, the national
Pharmaceutical honor society seeking the advancement of the
Pharmaceutical sciences through encouragement and recognition of
high scholarship and research was established at St. John's
University in 1954. Pharmacy students who have achieved fourth- and
fifth-year status, who have a cumulative quality point index of 3.5
or better and are in the top 20 percent of the class are eligible
for nomination to membership.
The Office of Financial Aid has intonation regarding scholarships
and loan programs.
The Xi Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, a pharmacy leadership society,
seeks to promote the development of leadership qualities in
pharmacy students. With the fundamental assumption that leaders are
made, not born, the Society encourages participation in all
pharmacy activities, provides opportunities for leadership
development, and aids in selecting those who may wish to identify
and demonstrate their leadership abilities. Pharmacy students who
have achieved fourth- or fifth-year status, have a cumulative
quality point index of 2.5 or better and have been nominated on the
basis of their demonstration of dedication, service and leadership
in the advancement of pharmacy are eligible for membership.