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How To Get Pharmaceutical Scholarship

26 March, 2011 (01:10) | Pharmaceutical Scholarship | By: Carlo Evanson

PharmaceuticalFurthering your education and deciding on a college can be a daunting task. Especially when you begin to see what they all charge for tuition. The tuition alone can scare many away from even attending college because it is upwards of $10,000 per year. Pharmaceutical scholarships are an excellent way to get the funding you need to get the degree you want. Like other scholarships, they are based on a variety of factors including field of study, grades, and financial need.

Pharmaceutical scholarships are given by many different pharmaceutical companies. Many are given to people who have identified their major in the medical field, ranging from research to nursing and pharmaceuticals in general. Searching the different companies will give you an idea as to what kind of field you need to be pursuing to qualify.

The scholarship can range from a few hundred dollars to a full scholarship, paying all expenses. Applying for multiple scholarships will ensure that you have covered all of your possibilities so that you can get as much free money as possible. That is, before filling out the dreaded loan paperwork and making the promise to pay a percentage of your post-graduate salary in interest and such.

There are lots of specifics on the scholarships. Companies give out lots of money every year towards helping the youth of today further their education. However they don’t give it out easily. There are deadlines to follow, essays to write and lots of criteria to meet. Some require that you live in a specific state or county. Others are only for women. Others are only if you are studying in the field of biotechnology. It’s important to read through all the details and only apply if you qualify. Otherwise, it’s simply a waste of time. Focus on the ones you do qualify for.

Almost every pharmaceutical company out there offers scholarships. And if you’re pursuing a degree in the medical field, you’ll be working with pharmaceutical companies, so it’s great to start getting acquainted with them now. Your grades and test scores will most likely be a large factor in the ability to get many of the scholarships. You’ll be competing with many other students who are also eager to get money for college. Some companies offer only one or two of the scholarships whereas others offer a hundred. So it all comes down to who has the best grades and wrote the best essay.

Pharmaceutical scholarships are out there for anyone to get. These companies make millions of dollars every year, so taking advantage of the free money they are offering up gets you one step closer to furthering your education without a large bill to pay for it.

Links to Pharmaceutical Company Scholarships: ( list in order from biggest to smallest companys 2009 )

  1. Johnson & Johnson
  2. Pfizer
  3. GlaxoSmithKline
  4. Roche
  5. Sanofi-Aventis
  6. Novartis
  7. AstraZeneca
  8. Abbott Laboratories
  9. Merck
  10. Wyeth
  11. Bristol-Myers Squibb
  12. Eli Lilly


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    Comment from Wilson Longhini
    Time March 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Do a lot more than is essential. Is there a distance between somebody that achieves their dreams consistently and those that spend their lives and careers merely following? Further.
    I’m certainly not someone that have to be prodded. Actually, if anything, I’m the prod.

    Comment from Carol Evanson
    Time March 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I wish I could always be the prod :)

    Comment from FIBI PRISCA RAJ
    Time July 3, 2012 at 3:15 am

    i want to study pharm D but there is no source of income to fund my education i will be looking for a scholarship. My father is a pastor doing ministry in INDIA, I will be waiting to hear back from someone.

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