group of young adults at luncheon tableThe UA College of Pharmacy competes with the best pharmacy schools in the world for the brightest and most dedicated students. Scholarships, which may be established with gifts from individuals, businesses or foundations, enable the college to attract and retain top students who will be leaders in the field for years to come.

Give to an established scholarship

Follow the link in the scholarship title to an online giving form, or contact us at for more information.

Doctor of Pharmacy Student Scholarship
Established by the College of Pharmacy; award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Select Pharmacy Student Scholarship from drop-down menu.)

Charles and Barbara Burnett Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is named for a 1959 alumnus and his wife and is for fourth-year PharmD students who plan to work in community pharmacy in U.S. and demonstrate leadership.

Mary E. Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1995 in memory of Mary Caldwell, who worked at UA for 55 years, first as a biology and bacteriology professor and then as a researcher.

Jack R. Cole PhD Scholarship Endowment in Pharmacy 
Established in 2001 in honor of Jack Cole, who was the first alumnus (Class of 1953) to be appointed dean (1977-1987). He continues to serve the college as a professor.

Philip Cruz Pharmacy Scholarship 
Established in 2007 in memory of Phillip Cruz, Class of 1971, by his brother Ernest, other family, and friends.

Myron Fink Memorial PharmD Scholarship
Established in 2010 by Bill and Betty, friends of the college. Betty worked at UA for 34 years and Bill has been a registered pharmacist for more than 60 years. He holds one of the oldest pharmacy licenses awarded by the State of Arizona. 

Jason J. Gilray Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2011 in memory of Jason Gilray, Class of 2002, who lost a courageous seven-year battle with cancer at age 31. 

Goot Family Scholarship Endowment 
Established in 1995 by David Goot, Class of 1975, and his wife, Ellen. Together, they started Goot Pharmacies in 1978.  David Goot died in 2006.

Metta Lou Henderson Endowment 
Established in 2008 by Metta Lou Henderson, who has received three degrees (BS 1961; MS 1966; PhD 1978) from the College of Pharmacy and dedicated her career to the pharmacy profession. She continues to serve the college as friend and adviser.

Bill Jones Pharmacy Scholarship 
Established in 2007 by Bill Jones, Class of 1972, who has dedicated his career to clinical teaching and is currently a clinical associate professor.  

Dr. Carolyn Keaton McKenzie Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy
Established in 2002 by Carolyn Keaton's family in memory of her determination and courage. A member of the Class of 2003, she died in 2002 and was awarded the doctor of pharmacy degree posthumously.

Albert Picchioni Student Leadership Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1987 by colleagues and friends in honor of Albert Picchioni’s contributions to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (professor, 1953 to 1987, and department head) and his role as founder of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. He died in April 2012.

Stanley M. Reinhaus Jr. Pharmacy Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Stanley Reinhaus, Class of 1957, retired pharmacist and benefactor of scholarships at 13 colleges of pharmacy at universities west of the Mississippi.

Sandra K. Rogers Scholarship
Established in 2009 by colleagues and friends of Sandy Rogers in honor of her many years of service to the students and the College of Pharmacy.  Rogers died in 2015.

Olen and Mildred Sharp Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Sharps in honor of their son Bruce Sharp, Class of 1970, this scholarship is designated for PharmD students in good standing.

Establishing a scholarship

As the donor, you decide the basic terms of the scholarship, such as award level, student eligibility requirements, merit or financial need. There are several ways you may establish a scholarship at the College of Pharmacy

  • A One-time Scholarship is a gift of a specific amount given by a donor for a specific purpose for a specified period of time.
  • A Continuing Scholarship involves an agreement with the donor to provide an annual scholarship to the college.
  • An Endowed Scholarship is established with a gift of $25,000 or more. The principal is invested in pooled funds at the UA Foundation and the annual payout is used to fund scholarships.

For more information, please contact the UAHS Development office, 520-626-5752, toll-free 877-518-4638,

Photo caption: Annually, scholarship recipients and donors gather for an appreciation luncheon

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: March 14, 2017
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