APSA Scholarships

CLASS AWARD

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 4 (one recipient for each class)

Criteria: An APSA member who promotes pharmacy unity and spirit within their class and between all pharmacy years. This individual also participates in a variety of APSA sponsored events. Involvement during past years of pharmacy will be considered, with emphasis to be placed on activities completed during the current school year. APSA Councillors are not eligible for this award.


Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form, a one-page letter of intent, and a curriculum vitae detailing completed activities/involvement including a reference (name, contact information) for each activity completed.

POST PROFESSIONAL PHARMD CLASS AWARD

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 1

Criteria: An APSA member who promotes pharmacy unity and spirit within their class and between all pharmacy years. This individual also participates in a variety of APSA sponsored events. Activities completed during the current school year will be considered. APSA Councillors are not eligible for this award.


Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form, a one-page letter of intent, and a curriculum vitae detailing completed activities/involvement including a reference (name, contact information) for each activity completed.

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 4 (one recipient from each year)

Criteria: An APSA member who has been an active participant in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences intramural program. This individual demonstrates team leadership skills and promotes sportsmanship among all players.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent. (Recipients will be selected by the APSA male and female sports representatives).

APSA Award for Student Research

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 2

Criteria: An APSA member who has or is currently pursuing innovative research in core areas relevant to pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Candidates must have actively participated in their research projects or significantly assisted with research being conducted by faculty members. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated both passion and dedication in their area of research.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form, a one-page letter of intent, a reference letter (2 max., 350 words) and an abstract summarizing their research and involvement.

APSA Award for Student Advocacy

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 2

Criteria: An APSA member who actively advocates and promotes the profession of pharmacy both within our Faculty and to the public. Candidates should show commitment to our profession and through effective communication provide direction and support for fellow pharmacy students. They continually work to increase public awareness of the pharmacy program and of services that pharmacists can provide.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent, a reference letter (2 max., 350 words), and a curriculum vitae detailing completed activities/involvement including a reference (name, contact information) for each activity completed.

APSA Award for Student Leadership

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 2

Criteria: An APSA member who exemplifies the qualities of a leader in everything they do. Candidates who are actively involved with students, faculty, and/or community. Recipients of this award recognize their own talents and strengths and use these to guide and encourage their peers. A great leader is someone who has a passion for inspiring greatness in those around them.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent, a reference letter (2 max., 350 words), and a curriculum vitae detailing completed activities/involvement including a reference (name, contact information) for each activity completed.

APSA Award for Student Talent

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 2

Criteria: An APSA member who promotes the Faculty of Pharmacy, the profession and the advancement of both utilizing talent and creativity not typically displayed in the promotion of pharmacy. Candidates must promote our profession using methods such as, but not limited to: music, writing, art that can be shared through multiple media outlets such as myapsa.ca, PQ Quarterly, ACP, RxA, Facebook. The promotion should be both unique and insightful.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form, a one-page letter of intent and a copy of the talent.

THE REAL MVP

Amount: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 4 (one recipient from each class)

Criteria: An APSA member who has become an active and impassioned member of the pharmacy program through their active involvement in APSA/Faculty events and initiatives. Emphasis will be placed on commitment and participation that was above and beyond the call of duty. APSA Councillors are not eligible for this award.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent, a reference letter (2 max., 350 words), and a curriculum vitae detailing completed activities/involvement including a reference (name, contact information) for each activity completed.

CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Value: $500

Donor: APSA

Number: 1

Criteria: An APSA member who demonstrates outstanding citizenship within and outside of the faculty and shows active involvement in the organization and participation of pharmacy, health, and/or community initiatives. The APSA President or Past-President is not eligible for this award.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent, a reference letter (2 max., 350 words), and a curriculum vitae detailing completed activities/involvement including a reference (name, contact information) for each activity completed.

DEAN OF PHARMACY AND PRESIDENT OF APSA’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

Value: $500 monetary award for each recipient as well as a Certificate recognizing the recipients’ contribution(s).

Donor: APSA and the Faculty.

Number: 4 – one recipient from each year.

Criteria: An APSA member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the lives of those in the local and/or international communities. Candidates should be intimately involved with APSA community development programs and fundraising initiatives, as well as demonstrating leadership and dedication in the planning and completion of extracurricular volunteering activities.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent, a reference letter (2 max., 350 words), and a curriculum vitae detailing completed activities/involvement including a reference (name, contact information) for each activity completed. The Dean of Pharmacy and the APSA President will be involved in the recipient selection.

PAST-PRESIDENT AWARD

Amount: $1000

Donor: APSA

Number: 1

Criteria: Awarded to the APSA Past-President in recognition of the commitment, enthusiasm, leadership, and professionalism demonstrated throughout his or her term on APSA Council.

Application: No application

APSA HONORARY

Amount: APSA Honorary Life Membership and Two Complementary Blue & Gold Tickets

Donor: APSA

Number: Not defined

Criteria: This award recognizes the continued long-standing contributions of a distinguished individual to APSA student members at the University of Alberta. The award winner will have demonstrated a high quality of character, passion for the profession of pharmacy and, specifically, have made continued contributions to the undergraduate pharmacy student. This award does not need to be given out yearly and will only be presented if there is a worthy recipient. It is to be treated as APSA’s most prestigious award.

Application: Nominations for this award may be submitted by any APSA General Member to the President. The nominator must present to APSA General Council the qualities that make the nominee worthy of this prestigious award in a one-page letter of intent. APSA General Council will then vote on whether the nominee will receive the award. The award recipient will be awarded two tickets to the Blue and Gold Ball where they will be recognized through a presentation by the APSA President. The award winner will be asked to give a copy of his or her biography which will appear in the next edition of Pharmacy Quarterly.

TRAVEL AWARD

Value: Depending on location (ranging from $150 to $750)

Donor: APSA

Number: TBD

Criteria: Please see attached document below. Please note that travel awards are separate from APSA Awards and not open for application at this time. Contact aliaksan@ualberta.ca for further info concerning travel awards


Application: A completed Application form. Click here for the form.

Non-APSA Awards

COUNCILLOR’S AWARD

Amount: $250


Donor: Wal-Mart

Number: 1

Criteria: An APSA council member who has displayed commitment, enthusiasm, leadership, and professionalism throughout their term on APSA. This individual is one who has brought spirit, camaraderie, and encouragement to council. They continually stretched above and beyond their council duties to ensure APSA council projects and events were a success. Only current APSA Councillors can submit a nomination for another individual on council. The President and Past-President are not eligible for this award.


Application: A completed Nomination Form and a one-page nomination letter detailing the councillor’s contributions (max 350 words).
Note: This award will be selected by APSA Council.

DEDICATION TO THE PROFESSION AWARD

Amount: $250

Donor: Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Association

Number: 1

Criteria: An APSA member who has been actively involved in the promotion of the profession of pharmacy and fellow students. They have actively participated in faculty and community functions and have willingly assumed representative roles on various APSA and faculty committees.

Application: A completed Application/Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent.

DR. JOHN A. BACHYNSKY AWARD

Amount: Two Complementary Blue & Gold Tickets

Donor: APSA

Number: Not defined

Criteria: Nomination of a staff member or liaison at the University of Alberta who has acted as an advocate for undergraduate student issues and has inspired those students around him/her to strive for success in their undergraduate career. The recipient may be a member of our faculty, support staff, or liaison staff, who is involved in student life and activities for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. The award does not need to be given out yearly and will only be presented if there is a worthy recipient.

Apply: A completed Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent.

GUEST LECTURER RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE

Amount: Two Complimentary Blue & Gold Tickets


Donor: APSA

Number: 1

Criteria: This award recognizes the expertise and high quality teaching provided to pharmacy students from an academic not employed by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The recipient is passionate about the topic material and instils a similar interest in their students through lecture(s), seminar(s), or other academic activities. This individual shares a common goal of student success by providing excellent learning opportunities, being available for questions, and providing feedback. The award does not need to be given out yearly and will only be presented if there is a worthy recipient.

Application: A completed Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent.

SPONSOR AWARD

Amount: Two Complementary Blue & Gold Tickets


Donor: APSA

Number: 1

Criteria: Presented to an APSA sponsor who demonstrates dedication to the profession and contributes to student life through sponsorship and support beyond financial assistance.

Application: A completed Nomination Form and a one-page letter of intent. This award will be selected by the APSA Fundraising Director if no nominations are submitted.

Extra Resources – AHS and Northern Alberta Development Council

Amount: Up to $2,500


Donor: AHS and Northern Alberta Development Council

Number: TBD

Criteria: There is a unique program through Alberta Health Services and the Northern Alberta Development Council that offers practicum students in healthcare-related programs up to $2,500 to help them during their placements. This funding can help them offset travel or accommodation costs during their practicum.

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Application: click here for the form