Scholarships & Financial Aid


Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy offers multiple scholarship opportunities to incoming and current students. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria such as, but limited to:

  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need
  • Leadership
  • Areas of pharmacy focus

For the 2017-18 academic year, McWhorter School of Pharmacy awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships. From that number, a total of 169 student received scholarship awards, including 59 first-year students.

Starting in 2018, McWhorter School of Pharmacy is proud to announce a new, prestigious scholarship. The Pinnacle Scholarship will be given to five students who represent the best of the best, and it will provide a financial award in the amount of $8,000 annually for four years, totaling $32,000.

Incoming Students

Scholarships Application Process

For prospective students applying for Fall 2018 admission, a section of the PharmCAS application to McWhorter School of Pharmacy will provide an optional scholarship-specific question for you to complete. No further action is required on your part to be considered for an incoming student scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines

To receive priority consideration for our scholarships, prospective students should complete the PharmCAS application on or before January 15, 2018. Those who apply after this date will be notified on a rolling basis if/when scholarship funds become available.

Returning Students

Scholarship Application Process and Deadline

Returning students will apply annually for scholarships through the Samford Portal at Applications are due by January 15, 2018.

Scholarships Offered

Scholarships offered through McWhorter School of Pharmacy:

  • Pharmacy Dean’s Scholarship
  • Alford Family Memorial Scholarship
  • Anthony J Bruno Scholarship
  • Bergen-Brunswig Corp Scholarship
  • Beulah Snyder Rose Scholarship
  • Bill & Kathy Cash Scholarship
  • BW Miller Charitable Trust Scholarship
  • CVS Pharmacy Scholarship
  • Dr. Susan P. Alverson Scholarship
  • Dunlap Family Pharmacy Scholarship
  • Eckerd Drug Scholarship
  • Elton and Virginia Franklin Legacy Scholarship
  • Emmet G & B Parrish Scholarship
  • Eugenia Clements Price Scholarship
  • Ford Family Scholarship
  • Foyt Family Scholarship
  • Fred Shores Endowed Scholarship
  • Gary Bumgarner Legacy Scholarship
  • James & Peggy Harrison Scholarship
  • James B Price Scholarship
  • James Robert Jackson Scholarship
  • James T & Mary S. Doster Scholarship
  • Jean M Dunbar Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph C. Honea Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph Dean, Jr Scholarship
  • Larry Shipp Pharmacy Scholarship
  • Louise & Henry P Johnston Scholarship
  • Marie NeSmith Fowler Scholarship
  • McKesson Corp & APCI Endowed Scholarship
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy Advisory Board Scholarship
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy Annual Scholarship
  • Norris Able Memorial Scholarship
  • Price Scholarship
  • Ray R & Peggie L. Wood Endowed Scholarship
  • Roy & Anne F. Anderson Scholarship
  • Rural Counties of Alabama Scholarship
  • Samuel T Hardin Memorial Pharmacy Scholarship
  • School of Pharmacy Scholarship
  • SOS Foundation Pharmacy Scholarship
  • Stella Leigh White Scholarship
  • Susina Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Tea Sam Roe Scholarship
  • Under Represented Minority Student Scholarship
  • Vann-Byrum Pharmacy Scholarship
  • W W Walker Scholarship
  • Walgreen Company Scholarship

Scholarships for second-year McWhorter School of Pharmacy students:

  • Katherine V Vance Pharmacy Scholarship
  • Robert D Ritch Pharmacy Scholarship

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to students who attend McWhorter School of Pharmacy in the following ways:

To find out more information about the various types of funding as well as the process, please review the financial aid documents on the student resources page. There will be two documents available to view: one for 1st year students who have completed 72 credit hours or more; and another available for those who have not completed 72 credit hours of coursework.

Contacting the Office of Financial Aid

College of Health Sciences Financial Aid Advisor: Audrey White
Email: or
Phone: 205-726-2905
Fax: 205-726-2738
Address: Samford University
Attn: Office of Financial Aid
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL, 35229