A Wealth of Scholarship OpportunitiesStudents who achieve academic success, participate in extracurricular activities, and become involved in their communities will find a wealth of scholarship opportunities available. These awards can add up to make a remarkable difference in easing one’s college financial burden.
- The first step to applying for any financial aid involves completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This federal form compiles financial information needed for the government to assess the needs of an individual student. Students who exhibit the greatest financial need are the most likely to be offered federal financial assistance.
- FinAid is a comprehensive database of student financial aid information, advice, and tools. The site is free and features a searchable database of scholarships by profession (including health sciences), state, and GPA.
- Mapping Your Future offers tips and resources to help students find and apply for appropriate scholarships. The site links to more than 15 different online scholarship databases, search engines, or information resources.
- More than 195 donor-funded scholarships, totaling more than $421,000, have been funded by individuals, organizations, and companies to assist STLCOP students for the 2012-13 academic year. In 2012, 175 students were awarded these scholarships. Students apply for scholarships in the fall, answering questions that help the awards committee match students with the scholarships that are best suited to recognize their accomplishments and address individual needs and goals. Criteria may include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
- The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) provides information on a variety of special financial aid resources available to pharmacy students.
- The American Pharmacists Association Web site links to information about a variety of scholarships including the APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program, APhA-ASP Awards and Scholarships, and others.
We Can Help You Find Even More
The STLCOP Office of Financial Aid helps students learn more about scholarships, grants and other types of financial aid. We will help you create an individualized financial aid package. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 314.367.8700 ext. 8328 (or toll-free at 800.2.STLCOP) or email Fenita Loving, coordinator of financial aid, at Fenita.Loving@stlcop.edu.