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Awards and Scholarships
Listed below are awards and scholarships that are available for students who are enrolled in the professional years of the Doctor of Pharmacy program (years 3-6) and undergraduate Health Science majors. Each award and scholarship has established eligibility criteria which includes the particular year of study in the major. Students are encouraged to apply for the particular awards for which they are believed to be qualified and to upload a short essay supporting their application. Awards are selected by the Faculty Council of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences after the award applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and college administrators.
Awards and scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of the academic year by an academic advisor or program director (please do not call the office to inquire about the status of award applications). Recipients will be expected to attend the College’s Annual Awards Ceremony which is usually held in the evening during the month of October.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
For questions or comments, please contact PharmAwards@stjohns.edu.
Dean’s Health Science Excellence Award
This award is presented to an undergraduate major in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Physician Assistant, Radiological Sciences, and Toxicology. This award is presented to a student who will be entering their 4th year in the Fall semester and has a overall grade point average 3.5 or above.
Andrew J. Bartilucci Scholarship Award
This award was established in 1996 by the Alumni of the College in order to honor former Dean Dr. Andrew Bartilucci. The award is presented to a student entering their 4th year of study in the pharmacy program who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the profession, has participated in community service, and has financial need.
Lisa Carrera Memorial Award
This award was established by the family of Lisa Carrera who passed away while enrolled as a pharmacy student at St .John's University. The award is presented to a student who is entering their 4th year of study and have demonstrated University and community service.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores Award
An award presented to a student completing their 3rd year of the pharmacy program who is in good academic standing who has a desire to work in a chain drug store upon graduation.
Vincenzo J. Mantia Memorial Scholarship Award
This award was established in 1997 by Augustus G. Mantia in memory of Vincenzo J. Mantia to provide support to students who meet are entering the 4th year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program and demonstrated scholastic achievement , provided outstanding community service, and have financial need.
Charles Mollo Scholarship Award
This award was established in 1985 by Geraldine Mollo to provide support for students entering their 5th and 6th years who demonstrates an interest in pharmacy with a combination of need and scholastic achievement.
CVS/Pharmacy Scholarship Awards
A monetary award is presented to a pharmacy student entering his/her 5th year who demonstrates academic excellence, a strong commitment to community pharmacy practice and an interest in chain pharmacy practice. An additional criteria for this award is that the recipient must be bilingual, thus supporting healthcare practitioners who are able to communicate with a multicultural population.
Duane Read Scholars Endowed Award
This award was established by Duane Reade in 2007 to provide an award to academically qualified and/or deserving pharmacy student in the College. The award acknowledges a student who demonstrates academic excellence, has a strong commitment of pharmacy practice, and has an interest in chain pharmacy practice. Recipients must be entering the 5th or 6th year of the pharmacy program and must demonstrate an interest in community pharmacy practice.
E. Burke Giblin Award
This award was established in 1981 by the Warner-Lambert Foundation in memory of E. Burke Giblin, former Chairman of its Board and Trustee of St. John's University. This fund provides a monetary award to support academically qualified students with financial need. Students applying for this award should be entering their 5th or 6th year of study.
Herbert J. and Patricia Marie Kett Scholarship Awards (2 Awards)
An award presented to a pharmacy student entering their 5th or 6th year of study who demonstrates a commitment to the profession of pharmacy as well as financial need.
L.W. Frohlich Award
This award was established in 1978 by the L.W. Frohlich Charitable Trust of New York City to provide a monetary award to an academically qualified full-time student with financial need. Students applying for the award should be entering the 5th or 6th year of study.
Marion and Michael Mangione Memorial Scholarship
An award presented to a pharmacy student entering his/her 5th or 6th year of study. The award recognize an outstanding student who has shown a commitment to his/her studies by demonstrating academic excellence and who has a desire to help others. The recipient should have a passion for promoting the profession of pharmacy.
Mary Jane Fay Pharmacy School Scholarship Award
Established in 2008 by Jeff Martin of Tribal Brands Inc, this award is in honor of Mary Jane Fay, one of the first women to graduate from St. John's University's pharmacy program in 1965. The award is given to an academically qualified (GPA exceeding 3.0) and deserving pharmacy student entering the 5th and 6th year of the College.
Michael and Alfred Seul Award
This award is presented to a student entering the 5th year of the pharmacy program who demonstrates a history of dedicated community and/or University service. The award was established by the Seul family in honor of their son who attended St. John's University and now also honors his father.
Mitchell S. Krauss Memorial Award
This award was established in 2008 by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Krauss in memory of their son Mitchell. This is an award given to an academically qualified and/or deserving student pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree who is entering their 5th or 6th year of study.
The Rite-Aid award is presented to a current employee of the Rite-Aid organization who is entering the 5th and 6th year and who has demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in the community pharmacy setting. The candidate must also have excellent communication and leadership skills together with financial need.
Sandy Irene and Family Awards (3 Awards)
Established in 1993 by Robert Palmer, President of CompuPharm Inc, this award is in honor of Sandy Irene (class of 1957), former Chairman of CompuPharm, and his sons, Robert (class of 1985) and Lawrence (class of 1984). The fund provides a monetary award to an academically qualified student entering the fifth or sixth year.
Scheer Family Endowed Award
This award was established in 2003 by William P. Scheer to provide an award to a deserving Doctor of Pharmacy student who is entering his/her fifth or sixth year of study.
Walgreens and Company Scholarship Award
An award to be presented to a deserving pharmacy student entering their 5th or 6th years who demonstrates an interest in community pharmacy practice. Criteria for this award includes academic excellence, leadership, and communication skills.
Pakistani-American Pharmacists Award
Sponsored by the Pakistani-American Pharmacists Society, a monitory award is presented to a student entering their 5th or 6th year (preferable) of the pharmacy program. The award recipient should be of Pakistani descent and should demonstrate academic excellence.
Harry and Mary Doukas Scholarship
The Harry and Mary Doukas Scholarship award was founded by Dr. Peter Doukas, 1963 graduate of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and current Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Temple University. The scholarship honors the parents of Dr. Doukas, Harry and Mary, who emigrated from Greece to Brooklyn, NY to raise their family. This award is presented to a qualified and academically deserving 5th or 6th year student, preferably of Greek heritage.
C.R. Walgreen Excellence Scholarship
This award, sponsored by Walgreens, recognizes a student for their outstanding leadership and communication skills, and their interest in community pharmacy practice.
Korean American Pharmaceutical Society Award
This award is presented to a Pharmacy student who has completed their 4th year of study in the program and be of Korean descent. The student should demonstrate a high degree of academic excellence and be committed to the profession of pharmacy.
Bangladeshi-American Pharmacists Association Scholarship
A monetary award is presented to a doctor of Pharmacy student in their 5th or 6th year of study who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the practice of pharmacy. Although not the sole criterion, preference will be given to students of Bangladeshi descent.
Carl Calcagni Endowed Scholarship
This award was created in honor of Dr. Carl Calcagni, an alumnus of the St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This endowment serves to continue his passion for the profession of pharmacy and to continue his wonderful legacy of impacting the lives of others. It will be awarded to an academically qualified Pharmacy student in their 5th or 6th year of study.
Walgreens Diversity Scholarship
As a company, Walgreens is committed to the education and professional development of pharmacists to serve as trusted healthcare providers in all communities across American. As such, they have sponsored the Walgreens Diversity Project Scholarship to recognize an academically qualified student who has an interest in community pharmacy practice.
Walgreens Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Scholarship
An award is made to a student enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences who has demonstrated a strong commitment to raising awareness in diversity or playing an active role in educating others about cultural competency and diversity related matters impacting the pharmacy profession. The award recipient will be a student who embraces diversity and promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus. This award was generously created by Walgreens Pharmacy.
APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy Senior Recognition Award
Each year a graduating pharmacy student who has made the greatest contribution to his/her APhA-ASP Chapter is recognized with the award.
Eli-Lilly Achievement Award
A copy of “Diabetes Management in Primary Care” is presented to a graduating pharmacy student in recognition of superior academic excellence and professional achievement, professional leadership, and ethical conduct.
Facts and Comparisons Award for Excellence
Given to a graduating student who demonstrates superior verbal and written clinical communication skills. The recipient must be in the top 25 percent of his/her class.
Long Island Society of Health-system Pharmacists Award
Given to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to an institutional clinical pharmacy program. The basis of the award is improvement of patient care through patient-oriented pharmacy services.
Pharmaceutical Society of the State of New York Award
An organizational membership is awarded to the graduate who has demonstrated continued interest in organizational work during his or her college years.
St. Lukes/Martin de Porres Award
A plaque is awarded to a graduating pharmacy student who best exemplifies the traditions of St. Luke and St. Martin de Porres in unselfish service to those in need of health care service over and above curriculum requirements.
TEVA Pharmaceuticals Award
Teva Pharmaceuticals honors a graduating pharmacy student who excels in the study of pharmacy and in all other areas of University Life .
Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database Recognition Award
Presented to a student who has exhibited an interest in the use of natural medicines and who academic and/’or extracurricular activities demonstrate that the individual exhibits outstanding promise in the assessment, evaluation or delivery of patient care related to the use of natural medicines.
Ralph DePalma Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award
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. The college forwards three names to the Society for consideration of this award.
The Bruce Kay Memorial Award of Merit
Sponsored by Pfizer, this award is granted to a graduating student from the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. 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 consideration.
Ralph Martorana Award
Established in memory of Ralph Martorana and awarded to the student who demonstrates excellence in the Community Pharmacy Laboratory.