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The UMKC School of Pharmacy offers two disciplines within the UMKC Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program administered by the School of Graduate Studies – Pharmacology and Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Additional information about admission qualifications and program requirements are available on each discipline’s web page.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

School of Graduate Studies Financial Aid and Scholarships

UMKC School of Pharmacy Graduate Scholarships
2014-2015 Application information

Brian and Linda Garavalia Doctoral Student Scholarship
Donors: Brian Garavalia, Ph.D. and Linda Garavalia, Ph.D. (Associate Dean)

Criteria: This scholarship shall be awarded to a female graduate student enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the primary discipline of pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacology and toxicology. Must have completed at least 24 credit hours toward the degree, with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Preference will be given to international students.
The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the UMKC School of Pharmacy Graduate Programs Committee.

Required additional documents for this scholarship’s application:

  • A brief description of the applicant’s research interests and plans (typewritten; maximum of one page).
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s major advisor, which should emphasize the academic progress of the student.

Judith Hemberger Graduate Scholarship
Donor: Dr. Judith Hemberger (Ph.D., UMKC class of 1975)

Criteria: This scholarship shall be awarded to a female graduate student enrolled in the UMKC School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology or Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be made to a United States citizen.

Required additional documents for this scholarship’s application:

  • A statement (maximum of one page) indicating the justification of financial need and how the scholarship will benefit her educational goals.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s major advisor which should also emphasize the academic progress and financial needs of the student.
  • A one-page single-spaced, typed paper from the applicant clearly stating the student’s research objectives, what motivates her in this area of research and the significance of this research with cited references.

Richard and Paula Johnson Pharmacy Graduate Student Award
Donors: Paula and Dr. Richard Johnson (retired Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty member)

Criteria: The student award shall be awarded during the first semester of graduate school to the UMKC Pharmacy School B.S. or Pharm.D. graduate from the previous year with the highest GPA entering the division of Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacology & Toxicology graduate program. Alternatively, if no entering student meets these criteria, this award may be presented with substitute selection criteria agreed to by the UMKC School of Pharmacy Dean and Dr. Richard Johnson in any given year. The Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Dr. Richard D. Johnson or his designee shall select the recipient.

Robert C. Lanman Graduate Pharmacology Scholarship
Donor: Dr. Robert C. Lanman (Pharmacy Faculty Emeritus)

Criteria: This scholarship shall be awarded to Ph.D. students with pharmacology as their emphasis area. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and show proof of financial need. Applicant must be currently enrolled in the program and have completed no less than two semesters of course work.

Alternatively, this scholarship may be awarded to a senior level Pharmacology Ph.D. student who has successfully completed comprehensive written and oral examinations, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, to assist with offsetting the cost of dissertation preparation and/or attend a scientific meeting at which an abstract of the dissertation research will be presented as first author.

Required additional documents for this scholarship’s application:

  • A letter from the applicant (maximum one page) indicating the justification of financial need and how the scholarship will benefit the student’s educational goals. Include GTA/GRA stipend amounts and any other scholarships or awards received.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s major advisor, which should also emphasize the academic progress and financial need of the student.
  • A maximum of a one-page, single-spaced, typed paper from the applicant clearly stating the student’s research objectives, what motivates the student in this area of research, and the significance of this research with cited references.

Thomas D. Ross Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Donor: Dr. Thomas Glenn (MS, 1965; Pharm.D., 1968)

Criteria: This scholarship shall be awarded to a graduate student majoring in pharmacology. Preference shall be given to a United States citizen, Missouri resident, and a married student.

Required additional documents for this scholarship’s application:

  • A letter from the applicant (maximum one page) indicating the justification of financial need and how the scholarship will benefit the student’s educational goals. Include GTA/GRA stipend amounts and any other scholarships or awards received.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s major advisor, which should also emphasize the academic progress and financial need of the student.
  • A maximum of a one-page, single-spaced, typed paper from the applicant clearly stating the student’s research objectives, what motivates the student in this area of research, and the significance of this research with cited references.