Skip to content

Pieper Inclusive Leadership Scholars

The mission of the Pieper Inclusive Leadership Scholars is to support the academic, social, and professional growth of disadvantaged students, who matriculate to UHSP. The Scholars program aims to provide students with intrusive academic support, leadership development, social engagement and financial support that enhances their success as future leaders in healthcare.

This scholarship is named after Dr. John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, who served at the fourth president of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  His passion for student leadership, research, and the expansion of our university values are the foundation of Pieper Inclusive Leadership Scholars Program. 

Students huddle together in a lecture hall
A student leads her peers in a presentation

During the program, scholars will: 

  • Attend two academic persistence meetings each term
  • Participate in the University provided Tutoring Program
  • Attend one ODEI sponsored Scholars social engagement event each semester
  • Attend one STRIVE for SUCCESS Academic Workshop each term 
  • Participate in one Equitable Leadership Session each term 
  • Be student leaders and promote Diversity and Inclusion to peers

apply to UHSP first

You may apply for a scholars program prior to receiving admission to the University but must be admitted before the interview date of Feb. 24, 2024, to be fully considered.

Apply to Be a Leadership Scholar

Complete the following steps to apply for the leadership scholars program: 

Step 1

Complete the Pieper Inclusive Leadership Scholars Application. Use your admission application log in credentials to access the scholars application.

Step 2

Attach an Application Essay (500-700 words)

Step 3

Submit a Letter of Recommendation. Letters should be written by someone outside of your family who is familiar with your past service efforts, dedication to your community or potential as an agent of change within your community.

Step 4

Submit a resume listing academic, personal and professional achievements and experiences.


For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 314.446.8167 or