Creighton University Scholarships

Academic scholarships awarded as an entering freshman student at Creighton are renewable for up to four years (eight fall/spring semesters) regardless of the school in which the student is enrolled. Once the maximum term length has been reached, the scholarship(s) will end for the balance of the student's academic program.

Scholarships awarded to entering undergraduates can be continued if you are admitted to one of Creighton's post-baccalaureate programs before the end of the eight semester limit. If you enter a program of study leading to a DPT, OTD, or PharmD degree, your scholarship is continued until eight consecutive semesters have expired. Scholarship values based on a percentage of tuition will be calculated on the prevailing undergraduate tuition rate in effect during the time you are in a post-baccalaureate program of study.

Pharmacy and Health Professions Scholarships

A limited number of academic and need-based scholarships are available to entry-level students in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. 

Awards are presented at matriculation into the program and remain throughout the program provided the students' GPA does not fall below a 3.0.  A call for applications is issued each year in December through the Awards Committees. The selection of the scholarship recipients and designation of the amount of aid granted is left to the discretion of the School Awards Committees. Details on these scholarships are available from the Dean's Office. Additional scholarships offered through outside sources are listed on the School’s website as the School receives notification. Students are advised to check the website on a regular basis for application requirements.

The Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions administers endowed scholarships and scholarships derived from gifts and donations administratively and/or through the Pharmacy Student Awards Committee. In January of each year, students are invited to apply for selected scholarships. Selected awards are announced at the spring School Honors Convocation. Students are informed of miscellaneous scholarships through email announcements and may consult with the School’s Academic Success Specialist regarding any such scholarships.

Pharmacy Scholarships

The following scholarships are given annually to students through the Pharmacy Student Awards Committee, donors, or the University Financial Aid Office:

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund, presented to an occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy student who has demonstrated an enthusiasm for learning, a commitment to the future of healthcare, a high degree of professionalism, exceptional service to the School, and an appreciation for the values of Creighton University.  Preference is given to students with a Creighton legacy (parents or other relatives who are Creighton alumni).

Coniglio-Geisler Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship Fund, awarded to an outstanding pharmacy student.

Dr. and Mrs. John F. Connolly Endowed Scholarship Fund, awarded to a pharmacy student with high academic standing and financial need.

Creighton “Pride in Pharmacy” Scholarship, presented to a student leader who enhances the profession through involvement in professional activities and community service, shows characteristics of leadership and is influential with peers.

CVS Charitable Trust Incorporated Scholarships, presented to students in good standing who are interested in a career in community pharmacy practice.

Dr. Ann Langley Czerwinski Endowed Scholarship Fund, presented to a pharmacy student who exhibits professional potential, scholarship, and has financial need.

The Francis, PHG'33 and Rita Derieg Endowed Scholarship Fund, awarded to a pharmacy student with high academic standing and financial need.

David and Fay Feldman Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding student who can demonstrate financial need.

M. Douglas and Barbara Ford Endowed Scholarship, presented in recognition of achievement in academics.

Alexander J. and Martha H. Forst Endowed Scholarship Fund, awarded to a third- or fourth- year pharmacy student who has demonstrated academic excellence and the need for financial aid.

Robert Garis, Ph.D., Memorial Endowed Scholarship, awarded to a third year student on the basis of the student’s attributes in the practice and science of pharmacy administration, as well as caring for patients through social and economic justice in the use of medications.

The Jane A. Ghiglieri Memorial Endowed Scholarship, is awarded to a third year pharmacy student who has demonstrated academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities, and service to the School and community.

Eugene V. Gondringer Endowed Scholarship Fund, awarded to a pharmacy student from rural Nebraska who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Dr. Salvatore Greco Endowed Scholarship Fund, is awarded to a deserving student in good academic standing with demonstrated skills in leadership.

JoAnn M. Hansen Scholarship, awarded to a pharmacy student who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need.

The Kathleen Hartnett and William J. Roe Scholarship, is a generous scholarship awarded to a deserving second year pharmacy student who has high academic standing and demonstrates financial need.

Claude O. Hendricks Endowed Scholarship Fund, is presented to a pharmacy student who exhibits professionalism, scholarship and has financial need.

Nebraska Pharmacists Association Rex Higley Memorial Scholarship, given to a Nebraska student who shows academic and professional potential.

Hoffmann-LaRoche Gifted Minority Scholars Endowed Scholarship Fund, presented to an entering ethnic minority demonstrating scholarship, leadership and financial need.

Walter E. Householter Memorial Book Fund, presented to a student with a high degree of professionalism, scholarship and service to the profession of pharmacy.

The Dr. and Mrs. William A. Jarrett Endowed Scholarship Fund, presented to a student who demonstrates promise for future practice in the profession of pharmacy.

Arthur W. and Edna W. Jensen Scholarship Fund, awarded to pharmacy students who have demonstrated high academic achievements.

Kmart Pharmacy Scholarship for Excellence in Community Pharmacy, is awarded to an outstanding pharmacy student employed in a community pharmacy.

Kohll’s Pharmacy and Homecare Endowed Scholarship, presented to a student with a consistent record of scholastic achievement and financial need. Preference given to students employed by an independently-owned community pharmacy that provides pharmaceutical compounding and is a home medical equipment provider. 

Harry and Fay Lane Pharmacy Scholarship, awarded to a male student from Nebraska who has expressed an interest in community pharmacy with an ultimate goal of sole proprietorship. Student should also have high academic excellence and financial need. 

Joseph and Margaret Manion Endowed Scholarship Fund, presented to a student who has consistently demonstrated academic excellence in the pharmacy program.

Karl William Miller and Gwen Shigmei Shirai Pharmacy Scholarship, presented by Creighton pharmacy alumni Gwendolyn Shirai to a Hawaiian student who has demonstrated potential for professional excellence.

Dr. Frances C. Moore Annual Scholarship, presented to a third year student who has demonstrated service to the community and the pharmacy profession while maintaining academic excellence.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Scholarship, awarded to a student who has high academic standing and has completed at least one professional year of pharmacy school. Preference should be given to students with experience in community pharmacy, as well as the desire to pursue a career in community pharmacy, have strong oral and written communication skills and excel at patients counseling. 

Nebraska Pharmacists Association Cora Mae Briggs Memorial Scholarship, presented to a student who is a resident of Nebraska and has exhibited high academic and professional potential.

The O'Brien Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, recognizes a pharmacy student who has high academic standing and financial need.

Pharmacist Bill Nosek Family Endowed Scholarship Fund for Pharmacy, presented to a deserving student demonstrating high financial need and academic excellence.

Sebastian C. Pirruccello Endowed Scholarship, presented to a second-year pharmacy student who has demonstrated scholarship, leadership, service and has financial need.

Leonard H. and Madeline Kenney Powers Endowed Scholarship, presented to a pharmacy student who exhibits academic excellence and professional potential, scholarship, and has financial need.

RxPlus Scholarship Fund, presented to deserving students who are members of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Chad N. Scholl Memorial Endowed Scholarship, presented to a student who is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and exhibits high moral character, willingness to befriend others, and a love for the profession of Pharmacy. The recipient will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a strong record of community service. 

Marilyn J. Schoneck Endowed Scholarship, awarded to students who have demonstrated commitment to the profession through scholarship and service to School and community.

Brett G. Sherman “Class of 1999” Memorial Scholarship, presented to one male and one female third-year student who embody the spirit of Brett G. Sherman in their academic excellence and service to the class.

John and Lydia Stohs Endowed Scholarship, presented to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and financial need.

Sidney J. Stohs, Ph.D., Endowed Scholarship, presented to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and need.

James and Georgianna Vicari and Dr. Philip and Virginia Monnig Annual Scholarship, presented to student of high academic standing and financial need. Preference will be given to students from Iowa, followed by New Jersey and Illinois. 

Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Scholarship Awards, presented to students who promote and embrace diversity and inclusion awareness, are interest in community pharmacy, and exhibit high professionalism. 

Wareham Family Endowed Scholarship, presented to a student who is academically strong and has demonstrated a commitment to their community.

The Kathleen S. Werner, PharmD ‘95’ Endowed Scholarship, presented in memory of 1995 pharmacy graduate Kathleen Werner who lived life to the fullest despite chronic illness, including heart, lung, and kidney transplants.  The Scholarship is awarded to a pharmacy student who has high academic standing and demonstrates financial need. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate a physical handicap or chronic debilitating illness, including but not limited to organ transplant, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, or permanent paralysis. 

Arthur C. Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund, presented to a student who exhibits a high degree of professional potential.

Other scholarships are given to students based on availability of funds through university and non-university sources. 

Occupational Therapy Scholarships and Awards

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Centennial Endowed Scholarship: presented to an occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy student who has demonstrated an enthusiasm for learning, a commitment to the future of healthcare, a high degree of professionalism, exceptional service to the School, and an appreciation for the values of Creighton University.  Preference is given to students with a Creighton legacy (parents or other relatives who are Creighton alumni).

Professional Development Award: presented annually to one first year and one second year entry level occupational therapy student who demonstrate how they have chosen to stretch their didactic and clinical learning since entry into the program. This scholarship is used to fund attendance to a continuing education program up to June 30th of the following year.

Scholastic Achievement Award: presented annually to up to three second year entry level occupational therapy students who have attained scholastic achievement in the OTD program and have demonstrated Magis in their educational journey at Creighton University. Student must have a minimum of 3.8 cumulative GPA; submitted work while in the OTD program for publication; presented at a local, regional, or national conference; selected for research involvement in faculty mentored study or grant funded project. Students are notified of their nomination based on their GPA and academic standing as documented by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

Class Spirit Award: presented annually by the faculty to one first year and one second year entry level occupational therapy student who has demonstrated leadership, academic excellence, and service to the community. Student represents one's class or the occupational therapy program by serving on department, school, or university committees. 

Diversity Appreciation Award: presented annually to one entry level occupational therapy student who demonstrates outstanding contemplation in action by serving and involving others in experiences that recognize the whole person as an individual.  This student demonstrates an outstanding appreciation for diversity by serving and involving others in experiences that recognize the whole person. Student demonstrates exemplary efforts at reaching out to diverse populations in the local community and articulates the significance of diversity in relation to occupational performance.

Terri Lynn Criner Award: presented annually to one African American entry level occupational therapy student who exemplifies the statement, "That’s what friends are for."

Men and Women for and With Others Award: presented annually to one first year and one second year entry level occupational therapy student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership ability and personal commitment to community service, while enacting the Ignatian charism of men and women for and with others by which one can share his/her gifts for the benefits of others.

Post Professional Distance Occupational Therapy Student of the Year: presented annually to one Post Professional OTD student who has completed at least three semesters of coursework satisfactorily and demonstrated Ignatian values and academic success through excellence in leadership, scholarship, and/or service.

Rural Health Award: Presented to one entry level occupational therapy student who demonstrates leadership, academic achievement, and excellence in practice. Student demonstrates an interest in rural health as evidenced by choosing rural health as a topic for course assignments and research projects related to rural health, attending conferences and presentations on topics directly related to rural health practice, participating in a Fieldwork Level I and/ or Level II experience in a rural health setting, and articulating interest to deliver occupational therapy services to rural populations upon graduation.

Rehab Visions Clinical Assessment Award:  presented annually by faculty to two second year entry level occupational therapy students who demonstrate excellent progress toward becoming skilled and compassionate occupational therapists and show interest in practicing in a rural setting. 

The Virginia Griffin Gessert Endowed Scholarship: presented to one entry level occupational therapy student who demonstrates financial need with preference given to students who are interested in rural, non-traditional, and/or geriatric occupational therapy practice.

John and Lydia Stohs Endowed Scholarship: presented to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and need.

Sidney J. Stohs Endowed Scholarship: presented to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and need.

The Adam and Brittany Stryker Annual Scholarship:  established in recognition of and appreciation for the excellent education Brittany received at Creighton. The award is presented to qualified students in their first year and must demonstrate high academic excellence with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have a passion for learning in the field of occupational therapy.

Stones Worth Stepping Pediatric Therapy Award: awarded to a second year occupational therapy student who demonstrates leadership skills and has plans to pursue a career in pediatrics. exemplifies academic achievement, and financial need. 

Physical Therapy Scholarships and Awards

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Centennial Endowed Scholarship: awarded to an occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy student who has demonstrated an enthusiasm for learning, a commitment to the future of healthcare, a high degree of professionalism, exceptional service to the School, and an appreciation for the values of Creighton University.  Preference is given to students with a Creighton legacy (parents or other relatives who are Creighton alumni).

Physical Therapy Faculty Scholarship: awarded to students who demonstrate a high level of professionalism, spirit and class camaraderie, a commitment to academic excellence and financial need.

Physical Therapy Leadership Guild Scholarship: presented to a member of the Physical Therapy Leadership Guild (PTLG) who demonstrates a high level of leadership, service, and academics.

The Judith R. Gale Master Clinician Scholarship: awarded to 3rd year physical therapy students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial aid. The student should have the potential for developing clinical excellence.

The Jensen Leadership Endowed Scholarship Fund in Physical Therapy: awarded to a 3rd year physical therapy student who has an interest in geriatrics and may pursue a residency after graduation in the field. Student should be of high academic standing, have demonstrated leadership abilities while in the program, and have financial need. Preference is extended to female students. 

Nicholas Steichen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund: awarded to a first year student chosen by her/his classmates as possessing the characteristics of scholarship, optimism, humor, helpfulness and happiness.

John and Lydia Stohs Endowed Scholarship: awarded to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and financial need.

Sidney J. Stohs Endowed Scholarship Award: awarded to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and financial need.

Physical Therapy “Spirit” Award: awarded to students with a firm commitment to the mission and goals of Creighton University and the Physical Therapy Department.

Developing Clinician Award: awarded to students who have demonstrated excellent progress towards becoming a skilled and compassionate physical therapist.

RehabVisions Developing Clinician Award: awarded to students who have demonstrated excellent progress towards becoming a skilled and compassionate physical therapist.