Pharmacy Scholarship FAQ

Learn more about Cardinal Health and our efforts to support growth in the independent pharmacy community.

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Supporting the best and the brightest

Since 2011, we have provided more than $5 million in scholarships to universities who are leaders in developing future independent pharmacists. We’re proud to support the growth and education of their best and brightest students.

 

For Pharmacy Students

Who should apply for the Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship?

Pharmacy students who are interested in pursuing a career in independent pharmacy are encouraged to apply. Students must attend one of the pharmacy schools participating in the Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship Program. For a complete list of participating schools please see the “What schools currently receive scholarship funding” question below.

How can I apply for a Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship?

If you attend one of the schools that are a part of the Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship Program, contact the Dean’s Office at your school for more information on your school’s criteria and how to apply.

 

For Pharmacy School Administrators

How can my school be considered for Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship funding?

In order to be considered for funding, schools must submit an application, which can be found on our Pharmacy School Administrators’ page. We review the addition of new schools to the program annually, in the May/ June timeframe.

What criteria are used to select recipient schools?

In selecting schools to participate in the Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship Program, we look for institutions that demonstrate leadership in educating the next generation of independent pharmacists and provide opportunities for students to develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills. A university that is interested in applying for the Cardinal Health scholarship must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  For more details, please review the application on our Pharmacy School Administrators’ page.

Are there restrictions on how schools can use the scholarship funds provided by Cardinal Health?

Cardinal Health encourages schools to select a student who is entering his/her final year of school and plans to pursue a career in independent pharmacy. 

 

General

How does the scholarship program work?

Cardinal Health selects pharmacy schools to receive funding for Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarships. Individual schools are responsible for managing student applications and the selection process to choose the scholarship recipients.

What schools currently receive scholarship funding?

The 28 schools listed below currently receive Cardinal Health Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship funding: