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Establish a scholarship fund

At UHSP, we encourage our students to pursue greatness every day, and scholarships are vital to helping students grow, learn, serve and pursue an extraordinary future. By establishing a named, donor-funded scholarship you can help set our students on their individual paths to success.

Named Scholarships by the Numbers


Donor sponsored scholarship funds that provide aid to students


Awarded to students from donor sponsored scholarships


Scholarships awarded to students


Students received a donor funded scholarship

2023-24 Academic Year

Why Establish a Scholarship?

Your scholarship provides financial support to current UHSP students, helping them realize their education and setting them on a path for future success. You may customize the award to fit your individual preferences, such as supporting students who have certain skills or interests or who are pursuing a specific field of study.

Establish a scholarship fund if you would like to:

  • Support students in a direct, personal way
  • Honor your, or your family’s, legacy
  • Memorialize or honor a friend, colleague or loved one
  • Express your company or organization’s values

Scholarship Awarding Process

Each year, UHSP students can apply for donor-funded scholarships through the general scholarship application. The University’s Scholarship Awards Committee, composed of faculty and staff members, performs a holistic evaluation of each application and each scholarship’s established criteria, matching available funds with eligible students.

In the fall, the annual Scholarship Awards dinner brings scholarship donors and their scholarship recipients together to celebrate both students’ accomplishments and scholarship sponsors’ generosity.

Types of Scholarship Funds

annual scholarships

Require a minimum investment of $1,000, which can be given all at once, or in monthly or quarterly installments. Gifts must be received by June 30 each year to be awarded for the next academic year.

endowed scholarships

Permanent, long-term funds that require a minimum investment of $25,000, which can be given at one time or over a period of up to five years.

Scholarship Stories

Ashley McKechan headshot
Receiving a scholarship has provided me with the ability to grow as an individual while becoming more involved with the University. I have been able to expand my knowledge of pharmacy and the health care industry. I truly value the University’s donors and the scholarships they provide, as they are helping students advance as individuals within the University and beyond.
Ashley McKechan, B.S. ’22
Scholarship Recipient
student colten duvall standing in the forest
Scholarship support is a donation for the future of health care because it is helping students like me change the world for the better.
Colten Duvall
Scholarship Recipient
Alumnus Neil Schmidt in front of windows in Jones Hall overlooking campus.
I wanted to make this gift to show my love for this institution, which has meant so much to me, and to carry on the support that I received when I was a student.
Neil J. Schmidt, B.S. ’73
Sponsor of the Neil J. Schmidt ’73 Endowed Scholarship
student Kaitlyn Danforth smiles at camera while working in the Clinical Pharmacology lab
Donor support makes a huge impact because it gives students the chance to put their classroom learning into practice so they can make a difference in health care for the future.
Kaitlyn Danforth, B.S. ‘23
Past Scholarship Recipient

Establish Your Scholarship

Gifts to establish scholarships can be outright donations made during your lifetime, or planned gifts made through your will or estate plan. Let us know if you would like to learn more or take the next step to establish your scholarship.

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