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Student Grant to attend NCPA Conference

Offered by PPA's SIG
(Special Interest Group for Independent Pharmacy)

PPA's SIG members annually present several awards to deserving and interested students which cover the expenses to attend the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention.  Annually, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association SIG will present up to four students with grants covering the related expenses for attending the NCPA Convention.


Related Expenses Include:

  • 1 roundtrip coach airfare, mileage, or train depending on physical location of the convention and least expensive mode of transportation
  • Up to 4 nights hotel accommodations (room and tax)
  • Student registration fee
  • Up to $200 in meals and incidentals such as parking at the airport, transfers from airport to hotel, etc. (receipts must be submitted)


  • 5th or 6th year* pharmacy student enrolled at a Pennsylvania School of Pharmacy
  • Pennsylvania resident
  • PPA Student Member
  • Must not have previously received this grant
  • Interest in Community Pharmacy particularly Independent Pharmacy

    *or equivalent of last two professional years

Applications for the next conference are available in early Spring & must be submitted by the August deadline. Contact PPA for more information.


2020 Grant Applications

Click here to access and download the application.


This year, NCPA is in Nashville, Tennessee from October 17 - 20Click here to learn more.


Applications may be mailed to the PPA Office, 508 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, or faxed to PPA at 717-236-1618, or emailed to pepple@papharmacists.com.   A committee of SIG members will determine this year’s four recipients.  Students will be required to write a short article about their experience for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists and/or the Student Voice following the convention in order to receive reimbursement.


Recipients from the last two years are listed below. Note: This grant was not awarded in 2019. .



2015 SIG Grant Recipients and friends enjoying the Value Dinner!




 2018 Recipients
Jake Gambo Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
 Kelsey Dutka  Duquesne University
 Shannon Ye  University of Pittsburgh
 Sophia Cothrel  University of Pittsburgh
2017 Recipients
Mariah Brown University of Pittsburgh
Alison Kuhn Duquesne University
Elissa Muller   Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
 Harry Wilkinson University of Pittsburgh


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