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The UIC College of Pharmacy offers many scholarship opportunities for PharmD students. Scholarships for UIC PharmD students fall into two categories: recruitment scholarships that are awarded when a student is admitted, and scholarships that current students may apply for during the school year.

For more information about these scholarships, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at

Scholarships Information for Fall 2024 PharmCAS Applicants Heading link

Priority Scholarship Application Deadline: January 4, 2024
To be eligible for this priority scholarship consideration, students should complete and submit the PharmCAS application by Jan. 4, 2024 and also should schedule and complete the PharmD interview by Feb. 1, 2024.

Initial Scholarship Notification: February 2024
Students who apply for scholarships after the priority scholarship application deadline will be notified after March 1, 2024 and will be notified on an ongoing basis throughout the admission cycle as scholarships become available.

  • 33 % of our PharmD students receive scholarship support

  • $ 350 k+ awarded in scholarships to students last year

  • $ 17 k+ awarded in travel and conference grants to students

Recruitment Scholarships for new incoming students Heading link

Below are some examples of the college’s recruitment scholarships and funding offered to recently admitted students:

Excellence Scholarships

For students with a strong academic background

The Excellence Scholarship is awarded to admitted students with outstanding academic credentials and professional preparedness.

Dean's Recruitment Scholarship

The Dean’s Recruitment Scholarship is designed to attract and secure the admission of Doctor of Pharmacy students with outstanding academic credentials and professional preparedness.

Jack and Victoria Strandhoy Scholarship

Awarded to One P1 Student for 4 Years

This scholarship is awarded to one new incoming P1 student each year, and is renewed until they earn their PharmD degree as long as they remain in good academic standing. To be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient may have high financial need, demonstrate high academic achievement, and/or are a member of an underrepresented group. The recipients are part of a group called the “Strandhoy Scholars.”

Opportunity Scholarships

For students with unique experiences and/or diverse backgrounds

To continue to develop and energize our diverse student body, the College of Pharmacy offers scholarships based on criteria such as leadership experiences, unique personal abilities or talents, health care-related experiences, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic and/or intellectual diversity, perspective in overcoming obstacles to academic success or others.

Jennifer A. Perry and Andrew S. Perry Pharmacy Scholarship

This award is for a newly admitted student with outstanding academic credentials and merit.

DuBow Family Foundation Scholarship

To be considered for this award for newly admitted students, the recipient should have a PCAT score in the 90th percentile (or higher) or a pre-pharmacy GPA of no less than 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale. As a recipient of this scholarship, UIC College of Pharmacy will expect you to represent the program in a professional and respectful manner.

UPHARM Concentration Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate an interest in serving underserved urban populations as part of the Urban Pharmacy Concentration aka UPHARM Concentration.

Scholarships and Awards for Current Students Heading link

For more information about scholarships and awards available to current students every year, please visit the Alumni and Giving Scholarships page.