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Scholarship Opportunities

On average, 91% of admitted candidates receive a 4-year scholarship between $6,000 and $100,000. A comprehensive list of our awards can be found below. 

All scholarships are subject to change at any time.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded at the time of admission to students of high academic standing based on the cumulative undergraduate and math/science GPAs. Award amounts typically range from $3,000 to $20,000 annually and are renewable up to four years as long as the student maintains high standards of personal and professional behavior, achieves a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and continues enrollment on a full-time basis. The application for admission is used to determine eligibility for this award.

PCAT Bonus Scholarship

While the PCAT is not required for admission, there is opportunity to supplement an Academic Excellence Scholarship by achieving a high composite percentile score on the PCAT.  Students may increase their academic award between $1,000 and $7,000 annually based on their PCAT results.  Any supplemental award becomes part of the Academic Excellence Scholarship for continuation requirements.

Academic Merit Scholarship Awarded Previously to Early Assurance Students

Early Assurance students who previously received an academic merit scholarship as an undergraduate freshman at Belmont may carry over their award for up to two years to a total of four years of pre-pharmacy/PharmD study.  Students must meet annual eligibility requirements.

College of Pharmacy Scholarship

The College of Pharmacy Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of first-year students on the basis of good academic standing and significant financial need. The amount awarded typically is between $2,000 and $5,000 annually and is renewable up to four years as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing. The application for admission and the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for this award.

Service Leadership Scholarship

The Service Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of P1 students on the basis of a history of service and leadership. The amount awarded typically is between $1000 and $3000 each year and is renewable up to four years as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing and works with the Office of Student Affairs to plan the service project for new pharmacy student orientation each year. Information from the application for admission is used to determine eligibility for this award.

Tyler Duke Memorial Scholarship

The Tyler Duke Memorial Scholarship is primarily intended to support textbook purchases for a qualified first year student. The award is divided equally for each semester of the P1 year. The application for admission is used to determine eligibility for this award. Criteria for this award include:

  • Resident of East Tennessee (based on permanent address)
  • Previous four-year degree from an accredited college or university
  • PCAT of 80th percentile or higher (or highest PCAT of those meeting the above criteria)
  • If no student from East Tennessee meets the above criteria, it is preferred that a student from Tennessee be chosen.

Warren E. Angel Memorial Scholarship

The Warren E. Angel Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the criteria below. Students in any year may apply for this award as notified annually. Application materials include a CV and an essay. The Awards Committee votes to determine the recipient of the award. Criteria for this award include:

  • The individual must have attended or graduated from Middle Tennessee State University.
  • The individual selected to receive the scholarship must have demonstrated sustained and atypical activity in leadership or service, working to affect positive outcomes in the lives of others or their community.
  • The individual is recognized by others as carrying out these meritorious activities without expectation for self-benefit; they are examples of humility and effectiveness.
  • The individual’s prior activities suggest a commitment to serving/leading others that will define a lifelong commitment.
  • The individual should demonstrate adequate need for the scholarship based on personal or family circumstances.

Faculty Endowment Scholarship

The Faculty Endowment Scholarship is a one-time award ranging from $500 to $1000 provided to an exceptional P4 student with financial need as they complete rotations and prepare for their future career. It is awarded in the spring semester. The Awards Committee solicits nominations from the full faculty. After the deadline for nominations, the Awards Committee publishes a ballot of the nominees for a full faculty vote.

CVS Caremark Community Pharmacy Scholarship

CVS Caremark provides a grant to support scholarships for pharmacy students interested in pursuing a career in community pharmacy. The number of awards given per year depends on funding level provided. Criteria for this award are set by the funding organization and may be subject to change. Timing of the award is based on reception of funds from the sponsor. This award is decided by vote of the Awards Committee after consideration of the application materials.

Walgreen Diversity Scholarship

Walgreens Co. has provided a grant to all pharmacy schools in the United States to support the recruitment and provide financial assistance for pharmacy education for diverse populations. The number of awards given per year depends on funding level provided. Students selected for this award must represent a diverse group or underrepresented minority and have an interest in community pharmacy. Students selected may not be a recipient of the Walgreen Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. Other criteria for this award are set by the funding organization and may be subject to change. This award is decided by vote of the Awards Committee after consideration of the application materials.