Scholarships

Creighton University Scholarships

Academic scholarships awarded as an entering freshman student at Creighton are renewable for up to four academic years or eight consecutive fall/spring semesters (exclusive of summer terms) or attaining the requirements to apply for graduation, whichever comes first, regardless of the school in which the student is enrolled. Once the maximum term length has been reached or a degree has been earned (whichever occurs first), 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. or your undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever occurs first). 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. If a GPA falls below a 3.0 in 2 separate semesters, the recruiting scholarship will be permanently terminated. 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. Recipients of these scholarships are announced via email and through special announcements made by the Dean. Students are informed of other miscellaneous scholarship opportunities 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:

Albers Family Community Pharmacy Practice Scholar, awarded to first year pharmacy students in good academic standing and financial need.  Preference shall be given to students from Nebraska who are interested in pursuing a career in community pharmacy practice.

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund, presented to an occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy student with high academic standing and financial need; demonstrates 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).

Clinical Pharmacy Award, awarded to a 4th year pharmacy program student in good academic standing with intention of pursuing a career in clinical pharmacy and must have been matched for an ASHP-accredited residency; preference to student who excels in leadership, academics, and who has a positive outlook in advancing the profession.

Dr. Lester L. Carter, JR., RPh Practice Scholarship; Awarded to students with a preference to those who have graduated from high schools in Omaha NE or Milwaukee WI.  Students should have an interest in pursuing a career in community pharmacy practice, with a high academic standing, and who have demonstrated leadership & community service.   

Coniglio-Geisler Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship Fund, this endowed scholarship fund was established in 1994 by Luke J. Coniglio and James J. Geisler, both CU Pharmacy alumni ('60).  It is awarded to a pharmacy student with high academic standing and financial need.

Dr. and Mrs. John F. Connolly Endowed Scholarship Fund, this endowed scholarship was established in 1998 by Dr. John Connolly and is 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, was established in 2003 by the CVS Charitable Trust, Inc.  It is presented to pharmacy students in good standing who are interested in a career in community pharmacy practice.

Dr. Ann Langley Czerwinski Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 1994 to honor the late Dr. Ann Czerwinski, who was a faculty member in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions for over 30 years.  It is presented to a pharmacy student who exhibits professional potential, scholarship, and has financial need.

The Flurence and Jagannath Dash Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established to honor Dr. Alekha Dash’s parents as an example of the importance of helping others in need.  The award will recognize a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who demonstrates high academic achievement with a 3.0 GPA or higher and has financial need.  Preference will be given to students from rural Nebraska, Iowa, or Minnesota.

The Francis, PHG'33 and Rita Dereig Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 2015 and is awarded to a student with high academic standing and who are able to demonstrate, according to accepted practices, the need for financial aid in order to continue their education; student shall be enrolled in the Pharm.D. program; only one student in their 3rd or 4th year of the program

The Richard J. and Loretta M. Fangman Memorial Endowed Scholarship, this fund was established in 2016 and is awarded to a health science student who has demonstrated academic excellence.

David and Fay Feldman Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship Fund, was established in 1995 by Mr. Feldman in honor of his parents, David and Fay.  It is awarded to an outstanding student who can demonstrate financial need.

M. Douglas and Barbara Ford Endowed Scholarship, was established in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. M. Douglas Ford.  It is awarded to pharmacy students who are of high academic standing and are able to demonstrate according to accepted practices the need for financial aid in order to continue their education.

Alexander J. and Martha H. Forst Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 1999 by Mrs. Martha Forst to assist 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, was established in 2010 and provides scholarship support to a fourth-year pharmacy student who shares the donor’s passion in  promoting social & economic justice in the pharmacy benefits management industry.  Scholarship is awarded to a student who is of high academic standing with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

The Jane A. Ghiglieri Memorial Endowed Scholarship, was established in 1978 by the late Bernard Ghiglieri Jr., in memory of his daughter Jane.  Jane died soon after her graduation from the CU School of Pharmacy.  The 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, was established in 2002 by Mrs. Beth Nohr in memory of her father, Eugene Gondringer, a CU Pharmacy Alumni (class of ’49).  It is awarded to a pharmacy student from rural Nebraska who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Dr. Salvatore Greco Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 1996 and is awarded to a deserving student in good academic standing who has demonstrated skills in leadership.

JoAnn M. Hansen Scholarship, was established in 2013 by JoAnn M. Hansen, CU Pharmacy Alumni (class of ’86) and is awarded to a pharmacy student who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need.

The Kathleen Hartnett and William J. Roe Scholarship, was established in 2013 in recognition of the excellent education received by Mrs. Kathleen Hartnett Roe (BSPHA’76).   This generous scholarship is awarded to a deserving second year pharmacy student who has high academic standing and demonstrates financial need.

Claude O. Hendricks Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 1996 by Mr. Claude Hendricks, a retired district sales manager for Eli Lilly & Co.  This scholarship is awarded to a pharmacy student who exhibits professionalism, scholarship and has financial need.

Nebraska Pharmacy Foundation Rex Higley Memorial Scholarship, is funded by the Nebraska Pharmacists Foundation and is awarded to a Nebraska student who shows academic and professional potential.

Hoffmann-LaRoche Gifted Minority Scholars Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 1994 and is funded by Hoffman-LaRoche Inc.  It is presented to an entering ethnic minority pharmacy student who has demonstrated scholarship, leadership and financial need.

Walter E. Householter Memorial Book Fund, was established in 1985 and originally funded by Francis Householter in honor of his brother Walter.  This endowment provides scholarship support to a worthy and deserving pharmacy student who has a high degree of professionalism, scholarship and service to the profession of pharmacy. 

The Dr. and Mrs. William A. Jarrett Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 2005 in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Jarrett by their daughter and son-in-law, John and Jane Furfey. Dr. Jarrett was a former dean of the Creighton School of Pharmacy. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the School of Pharmacy/HP who demonstrates promise for future practice in the profession of Pharmacy.

Arthur W. and Edna W. Jensen Scholarship Fund, was established in 2003 from an estate gift made by the late Edna Jensen.  It is awarded to pharmacy students who have demonstrated high academic achievements.

John E. Kilnoski and Patrick J. Conway Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, awarded to a student with high academic standing, strong leadership skills, a positive outlook on advancing the profession, and the need for financial aid.

Kmart Pharmacy Scholarship for Excellence in Community Pharmacy, this endowed scholarship was established in 1999 by Kmart Corporation. It is awarded to an outstanding Pharmacy student employed in a community pharmacy.

Kohll’s Pharmacy and Homecare Endowed Scholarship, this endowed scholarship was established in 2007 by David and Justin Kohll. It is awarded to a student enrolled in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions with a consistent record of scholastic achievement and financial need.  Preference to student employed by an independently-owned community pharmacy that provides pharmaceutical compounding and home medical equipment provider.

Harry and Fay Lane Pharmacy Scholarship, this endowed scholarship was established in 1967 and is is awarded to a male senior 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, was established in 1995 by Dr. James Manion in memory of his parents, Margaret and Joseph.  Joseph was a graduate of the School of Pharmacy.  He passed away in 2006.  This scholarship is awarded to a student who has consistently demonstrated academic excellence in the pharmacy program.

Karl William Miller and Gwen Shigmei Shirai Pharmacy Scholarship, this scholarship is presented by Creighton pharmacy alumni (class of ’56) Gwendolyn Shirai to a student who is a legal resident of Hawaii and who has demonstrated potential for professional excellence and demonstrates financial need. 

Dr. Frances C. Moore Annual Scholarship, provides financial support to an economically disadvantaged third year pharmacy student who has demonstrated service to the community and the pharmacy profession while maintaining academic excellence with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

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, this fund was established in 2013 to recognize a pharmacy student who has high academic standing and financial need.

Pharmacist Bill Nosek Family Endowed Scholarship Fund for Pharmacy, established in 2001, this award is given to recognize a deserving student demonstrating high financial need and academic excellence.

Pharmacy General Scholarship Fund, awarded to a pharmacy student(s) who demonstrates financial need along with high academic achievement.

Sebastian C. Pirruccello Endowed Scholarship, this endowed scholarship was established in 1992 and is 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, this endowed scholarship was established in 1993 by Mrs. Madeline Powers in honor of her late husband, Leonard Powers. The scholarship recognizes an outstanding student who exhibits academic excellence and the potential to bring honor to the pharmacy profession. Candidates must show financial need and preference will be made to freshman students.

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, this scholarship was established in 2005 and is to be awarded to students who have demonstrated commitment to the profession through scholarship and service to the School and community.

Brett G. Sherman “Class of 1999” Memorial Scholarship, this endowed scholarship was established in 1998 by the CU Pharmacy Class of 1999 in memory of Brett G. Sherman, a former Pharmacy student and member of the Class of '99. This scholarship is awarded to one male and one female third-year pharmacy student who embody the spirit of Brett Sherman in their academic excellence and service to the class.

John and Lydia Stohs Endowed Scholarship, this endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Sid Stohs, former dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, in honor of his parents, John and Lydia Stohs.  It is to be 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, this endowed scholarship was established in 2002 by Dr. Sidney Stohs, former dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. It is awarded 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, this scholarship was established in 2004 by Joseph J. Vicari, MD and Susan Monnig Vicari, Pharm., to assist needy pharmacy students.  It is to be presented to a 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, scholarship is to be awarded to a single student who embraces diversity and inclusion awareness and are interested in community pharmacy and exhibits high professionalism. 

Wareham Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, this endowed scholarship was established in 2011 and is to be awarded to a 2nd year or above student in the School of Pharmacy & Health Professions achieves a cumulative 3.3 GPA or above. Preference is given to students with no previous scholarship help and who are involved in extracurricular activities and/or organizations.

The Kathleen S. Werner, PharmD ‘95’ Endowed Scholarship, was established in 2005 and is 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, was established in 1976 in honor of Arthur C. Williamson, a CU alum (PHG 1923). It is 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 Fund, presented to an occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy student with high academic standing and financial need; demonstrates 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 EOTD 2 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, this award is presented to one EOTD 1 and one EOTD 2 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, this award is presented to one EOTD 1 and one EOTD 2 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 EOTD 1 or EOTD 2 student who exemplifies the statement, “That’s what friends are for.”  The scholarship honors the legacy of a woman who excelled, even while facing challenges. Terri Lynn Criner was a single parent and the sole supporter of her household while completing Creighton’s Bachelor of Science degree program in occupational therapy. She graduated in 1994 and went on to a successful career as an occupational therapist in Nebraska before her tragic death from a blood clot in 1997.

The Richard J. and Loretta M. Fangman Memorial Endowed Scholarship, this fund was established in 2016 and is awarded to a health science student who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Men and Women for and With Others Award, presented annually to one EOTD 1 and one EOTD 2 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.

Occupational Therapy General Scholarship Fund, awarded to an occupational therapy student in good standing

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. Shows evidence of contribution to the occupational therapy profession through funded grants written as part of the OTD coursework, professional papers submitted for publication form.

Rural Health Award, presented to one EOTD 1 or EOTD 2 student in recognition of demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and excellence in practice and interest in rural 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 EOTD 2 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, was established in 2000 by Mrs. Virginia Griffin Gessert.  It is 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, this endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Sid Stohs, former dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, in honor of his parents, John and Lydia Stohs.  It is to be 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, this endowed scholarship was established in 2002 by Dr. Sidney Stohs, former dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. It is awarded to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and need.

Stones Worth Stepping Pediatric Therapy Award, awarded to one EOTD 2 student who exemplifies academic achievement and leadership involvement while at Creighton and shows an interest in pediatrics.   

The Adam & Brittany Stryker Scholarship, awarded to qualified students in their first year and must demonstrate high academic excellence and have a passion for learning in the field of occupational therapy.

Physical Therapy Scholarships and Awards

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund, presented to an occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy student with high academic standing and financial need; demonstrates 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 a student who demonstrates a high level of professionalism, spirit and class camaraderie, a commitment to academic excellence and financial need.

Physical Therapy General Scholarship Fund, awarded to a physical therapy student in good standing.

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.

Barb Augustyn Physical Therapy Endowed Scholarship, awarded to a student with high academic standing and financial need.

The Richard J. and Loretta M. Fangman Memorial Endowed Scholarship, this fund was established in 2016 and is awarded to a health science student who has demonstrated academic excellence.

The Judith R. Gale Master Clinician Scholarship, was established in 2016 by Dr. Karen Paschal, DPT’06 and is to be 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, this endowed scholarship was established in 2003 from an estate gift made by the late Edna Jensen. It is awarded to a 3rd year physical therapy student who has an interest in geriatrics and may have plans to pursue clinical residency in geriatrics following graduation.  Student should be of high academic standing, have demonstrated leadership abilities while in the program, and have financial need.  Preference given to female students.

Nicholas Steichen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, this endowed scholarship was established in 2003 by friends and family in memory of the late Nicholas Steichen, a former Physical Therapy student enrolled in the CU school of Pharmacy and Health Professions. It is 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, this endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Sid Stohs, former dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, in honor of his parents, John and Lydia Stohs.  It is to be 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, this endowed scholarship was established in 2002 by Dr. Sidney Stohs, former dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. It is awarded to a student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions who has demonstrated high academic achievement and 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 and show an interest in practicing in a rural setting.