A Contribution to Western Pennsylvania Pharmacy

A History of the Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy 1878-1958

Appendix IV

Scholorships, Awards, and Loan Funds


  1. Scholarships
  2. Loan Funds
  3. Awards
  4. Other Awards and Scholarships

Scholarships

James H. Beal Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, set up in honor of the outstanding authority of his time on pharmaceutical jurisprudence, is awarded annually to the graduating student who attained the highest general average. In so honoring Dr. Beal there is a keen recognition of one of American pharmacy's most commanding figures. As a pharmacist, educator, lawyer, editor, president of various organizations, and first recipient of the highest award pharmacy can bestow-the Remington Medal-James H. Beal was influential in the progress of pharmacy throughout his lifetime.

Borden Scholarship Award in Pharmacy

All senior students in the School of Pharmacy are eligible for the Borden Scholarship Award of $300. The award will be presented to that eligible student who has achieved the highest average grade of all other similarly eligible students in all college work preceding their senior year. The award is presented at the beginning of each fall semester.

Darbaker Scholarships

These scholarships, intended for tuition, fees, books, and other necessary expenses to a total of $550 per school year, were established under the will of the late Leasure Kline Darbaker, Pharmacy '06, formerly professor of pharmacognosy and bacteriology in the School of Pharmacy. They are administered by the Darbaker Scholarship Committee and are available to full-time students in the School of Pharmacy.

Applicants should be young men or women who give promise of becoming leaders in one or more areas of the field of pharmacy, and who without financial assistance would be obliged to curtail their progress toward graduation or appreciably lower the academic level to which they can aspire. No limitation will be made relating to creed, race, or color. Recipients of the scholarship will remain eligible and may apply for reappointment. Eligible students should apply in writing to The Darbaker Scholarship Committee, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania.

Eckerd Drug Stores Scholarship

The Eckerd Drug Stores has established a yearly scholarship award for a deserving male student from the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school district who has qualified scholastically and by examination. The scholarship will consist of $500 yearly to the awardee or $2,000 for the four-year course. The awardee must at all times remain in good scholastic standing. The money shall be applied to tuition, fees, and laboratory expenses. The final selection of the awardee shall be made by the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

George A. Kelly (Sr.) Scholarship Fund

The George A. Kelly Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has contributed funds to be used for graduate scholarships. These scholarships will be available to qualified students who desire to do their graduate work in the field of pharmacy leading to the master's degree and who contemplate making the teaching of pharmacy their future profession. For further information apply to the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Barney B. Perifano Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, in the amount of $100, is to he awarded each year to a student in the School of Pharmacy selected by the Dean and a committee of the faculty. Financial need on the part of the applicant will be a consideration and the money will be applied as a payment toward tuition. Applications shall be addressed to the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Foundation Scholarships

The American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education Scholarships are available to junior and senior students in need of financial assistance. The scholar-ships are available to those students who have established evidence of competency and ability to maintain an average of B as a minimum. The scholarships are administered by the Dean.

Theodore W. Primas Scholarship

A yearly scholarship in the amount of $50 was established by Theodore W. Primas, Pharmacy '48. This scholarship is to be given to a deserving student of the School of Pharmacy, selected by a committee of the faculty.

Cecil R. Bloom Scholarship

Cecil R. Bloom, Pharmacy '10, has established a yearly scholarship to be awarded to a student in the School of Pharmacy selected by the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and a committee of the faculty. Financial need on the part of an applicant will be a consideration and the money will be applied as a payment toward tuition. Applications should be addressed to the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Women's Auxiliary of Alpha Zeta Omega Fraternity Scholarship Award

A yearly scholarship in the amount of $25 has been established by the Women's Auxiliary of Alpha Zeta Omega fraternity. This scholarship is to be granted to a deserving sophomore of the School of Pharmacy selected by the Dean and a committee of the faculty. The money shall be applied toward tuition.

The Women of Galen Award

A yearly scholarship fund in the amount of $150 has been established by The Women of Galen. This scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving student or students of the junior and/or senior classes. The recipient or recipients will be selected by a committee consisting of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and a representative of The Women of Galen.

Oliver F. Wolf Memorial Scholarships

The McKennan Pharmacy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in memory of Oliver F. Wolf, has established two scholarships annually in the amount of $125 each.

The scholarships are to be awarded to two deserving students, members of the junior and/or senior classes as a payment toward tuition. The selections are made by a committee consisting of the Dean and two members of the faculty of the School of Pharmacy. For further information apply to the Dean.


Loan Funds

Bernard L. Cohen Memorial Fund

The Mu chapter of the Alpha Zeta Omega fraternity has established a fund in memory of Bernard L. Cohen, Pharmacy '29. This fund (a student loan fund) is designed to assist worthy students. The fund is administered by a committee consisting of Harry Ostrow, Elder Stein, and Dean Edward C. Reif. For further particulars, address the Dean.

Fred Schiller Student Loan Fund

Fred Schiller, Pharmacy '02, has established this fund in memory of Emanuel Spector. This fund is designed to assist deserving junior and senior students of the School of Pharmacy and is administered by a committee of the faculty appointed by the Dean of the School.

James Clothier Sims Memorial Student Loan Fund

A group of personal friends established a loan fund in memory of James Clothier Sims, PHAR.D., '09. It is designed to assist deserving students in the School of Pharmacy and is in the nature of a revolving fund. The amount of each loan is determined by the needs of the applicant. The Dean and a committee of the faculty of the School of Pharmacy administer this fund and applications should be addressed to the Dean.


Awards

Lehn and Fink Gold Medal

Lehn and Fink, Inc., New York City, furnishes a gold medal to be awarded to the graduating student, who, in the judgment of the faculty of the School of Pharmacy, either has attained the highest standing in examinations in pharmacy or has done some special work in pharmacy deserving of recognition. The purpose of this award is to stimulate interest in pharmaceutical research.

A. R. Canter Award

A prize of $25 is awarded annually by A. R. Canter, Pharmacy '04, to the graduating student who has attained the highest standing in pharmacy.

Jacob I. Mendelson Award

The Jacob I. Mendelson prize is awarded annually to the student having the highest general average in pharmaceutical economics. It offers nomination to membership in the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association and one year's dues to the senior student with the highest grade in pharmaceutical economics.

Bristol Award

An award is made annually by Bristol Laboratories, Inc., to the graduating senior who in the opinion of the Dean and Faculty has contributed the most to the advancement of pharmacy through extracurricular activities. The award consists of a copy of Howard's Modern Drug Encyclopedia.

Merck Award

An award is made annually by Merck and Co., Inc., to two honor students in the graduating class. The award consists of one copy each of The Merck Index and The Merck Manual.

Galen Pharmaceutical Society of Pittsburgh Award

This award ($50) is made annually to a deserving student of the sophomore class selected by a committee consisting of members of the faculty of the School of Pharmacy and members of the Galen Society of Pittsburgh.

Alpha Zeta Omega Sophomore Award

The Mu chapter of Alpha Zeta Omega fraternity has established a yearly award to be given to that sophomore student who has attained the highest scholastic achievement in all courses covered in the freshman and sophomore years.

The award consists of the latest edition of the United States Dispensatory. The selection is made by a committee consisting of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy, the faculty adviser, and the active directorum of the fraternity.

Alvin J. Vavro Memorial Award

The Beta Kappa chapter of Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity each year presents an award of $25 to that sophomore student who, in the judgment of the committee, exhibits leadership and a devotion to the ideals of pharmacy. The award, dedicated to the memory of Alvin J. Vavro, Pharmacy '48, is given at the beginning of the first semester of the junior year. The committee consists of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy, the faculty adviser, and the active regent of the fraternity.

Cordelia Scaife May Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy

Each year the School of Pharmacy of the University of Pittsburgh will award one Cordelia Scaife May fellowship in hospital pharmacy. The fellow will be expected to register as a graduate student of the University of Pittsburgh and pursue studies leading to a graduate degree. He will serve as a laboratory assistant in one course in the School of Pharmacy and carry on supervised training in the Central Pharmacy of the University Health Center, which serves four hospitals and an outpatient clinic. Candidates must be graduates holding as a minimum a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy in the United States.

Meyer and Powers Company, Incorporated, Scholarship

The Meyer and Powers Company of Braddock, Pennsylvania, offers scholarship funds to a deserving student or students in the School of Pharmacy. Applications for the scholarship are to be made in writing to the Director of the Central Scholarship Office, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania. Selection of the awardees will be based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.


Other Awards and Scholarships

Students in the School of Pharmacy are eligible also for some of the scholarships, loan funds, and prizes available to other students in the University. These include the following:

Heinz Students Educational Fund

A bequest was made by the late Howard Heinz to establish a scholarship loan fund to provide financial aid to students, either as undergraduates or as holders of degrees from any undergraduate department of the institution and engaged in any of the postgraduate schools or professional schools of the University. The awards from the fund shall be loans to students selected each year by a Committee on Award. The maximum loan to any one student in any one college year may be $1,000. All loans must be guaranteed by pledge of a life insurance policy.

Emma W. Locke Memorial Award

An award of $100 is given annually to a graduating senior in one of the undergraduate schools by Charles A. Locke, in memory of his mother, Emma W. Locke. A scroll, attested with the University seal and signed by the Chancellor and the Secretary of the University, accompanies the $100. The basis of award is high scholarship, character, and devotion to the ideals of the University.

Ben J. Lubic Memorial Fund

An endowment fund was given the University in September, 1948, by Mrs. Paula C. Lubic in memory of her husband, Ben J. Lubic, a 1917 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The income of this fund supports an annual award to a student in the University. It is given each spring on Tap Day to a full-time junior student of the Schools of Business Administration, Engineering, Mines, Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, or The College. The award will be payable the next September upon the student's return to school for the senior year. The basis for selection shall be good character and citizenship as exemplified in classroom and in student life. The recipient need not have financial need nor scholastic excellence.

Owens Fellowship

A bequest of Samuel T. Owens, Jr., makes fellowships available for needy students who show promise of high academic achievement. These fellowships carry an annual stipend of $1,000. The fellowship may be used in payment of tuition, fees, hooks, and living expenses during the academic year for which the award is granted. Owens Fellowships are not available for a single semester or for the summer sessions.

To be eligible for consideration for an Owens Fellowship, an applicant must present evidence that he will be a full-time student during the year of award in one of the following categories: Senior in The College, School of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Mines, Nursing, or Pharmacy; second, third, or fourth year student in the School of Medicine or Dentistry; second or third year student in the School of Law; student in one of the University's graduate programs.