Special Awards

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Scholarship

The Texas Pharmacy Foundation offers annual scholarships to students pursuing a career in pharmacy at an accredited school or college of pharmacy in Texas. In addition to a scholastic requirement, pharmacy students must be a member of the Texas Pharmacy Association and be entering their second, third, or fourth professional year of study. The Foundation judges students on scholarship, need, and the potential to become a leader for Texas pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in college of pharmacy and community activities.

2011 Nola Fry

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Robert Clayton Scholarship

Robert Clayton was a consultant pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator who died in a tragic car accident on his way to an American Pharmacist Association conference. He was an active leader in the Texas Pharmacy Association and the then ‘Section’ of Consultant Pharmacists. This scholarship is awarded annually to encourage students to pursue the ideals exhibited by Robert during his time in our profession. To be eligible for the Robert Clayton Scholarship, the primary criteria include membership in the Texas Pharmacy Association, demonstrated interest in the practice of consultant pharmacy in Long-Term Care, Assisted Living or Mental Health and Mental Retardation facilities, or pharmacy practice involving the treatment of geriatric patients.  In addition to a scholastic requirement, students must be entering their second, third, or fourth professional year of study and are judged on scholarship, need, interest in consultant pharmacy practice, and the potential to become a leader for Texas pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in college of pharmacy and community activities.

2011 Calista Aguilar

TPA Patient Counseling Competition

The Texas Pharmacy Association Student Patient Counseling Competition recognizes a student’s interpersonal counseling skills and the ability to apply them in the pharmacy setting with patients.

2011 Julin Thomas placed first in the state

APhA Foundation Scholarship: George F. Archambault Scholar

The student scholarships are awarded to recognize exceptional demonstration of leadership skills and academics through active involvement in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

2014 Madeline King

APhA Member-at-Large Student Leadership Award

Criteria: The American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (or APhA - ASP) Member-at-Large is elected annually at the national meeting.  The Member-at-large position provides opportunities for increased involvement within the APhA-ASP on a regional and national level, for interaction with students and practitioners from across the country, and provides opportunities to impact the future of pharmacy through active involvement in the association.

2012 Justin Alexander Redding

APhA-ASP Senior Recognition Certificate Award

Criteria: Each year, the American Pharmacists Association also honors the graduating student who has made the greatest contribution to his or her American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists College chapter, with a Senior Recognition Certificate. In addition to this honor, APhA will distinguish this honored senior through its national publications.

Class of 2012 Vanessa Lujan

Class of 2013 Justin Alexander Redding

ASHP Student Leadership Award

Criteria: The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (or ASHP) Student Leadership Award Program offers 12 awards annually throughout the nation to students in the second through fourth professional year with an interest in pharmacy practice in health-systems and who have demonstrated leadership ability and made contributions by representing the very best attributes and accomplishments of ASHP student members.

Class of 2012 Brady McNulty

Class of 2013 Nola Jean Finke

TAMHSC Graduate Student Research Symposium Award

Criteria: Texas A&M Health Science Center students present their scholarly research annually as part of the annual Graduate Student Organization Student Research Symposium on the HSC Bryan campus. By providing students an opportunity to showcase scholarly research in a collaborative, peer-reviewed structure, the Graduate Research Symposium is the only event of its kind that emphasizes a professional approach to the science behind medicine across all HSC components. Graduate students present posters and make presentations that include clinical research on cellular therapy for cancer, surgical methods, community health, pharmacology, molecular bases of diseases and pathogenesis . . . among other topics, from across the HSC.

2012 Vipin Saxena

TAMHSC Presidential Scholarship Award

Criteria: The Texas A&M Health Science Center President’s Scholarship is presented annually from scholarship fund donations made to the President’s Circle. In the College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Student Council member nominations are submitted annually to the Health Science Center President’s Scholarship Selection Committee which takes into consideration in its selection process the qualities of leadership, professionalism, academic performance, commitment to community service, excellence, and recognition of exceptional potential. Each award includes a $2,500 scholarship. 

2012 Nola Fry Finke

NCPA Certificate of Achievement Award

Criteria: Each year, the National Community Pharmacists Association recognizes the student voted by his or her peers who has made the greatest contribution to each National Community Pharmacists Association College chapter, with the NCPA Outstanding Student Member of the Year Award. In addition to this honor, the NCPA will recognize this honored student through its national publications.

Class of 2012 Stephanie Bishop