December 12, 2019


There could be many reasons that point you to getting a pharmacology degree.  Among them could be the pay after you graduate.  Also, there are myriads of opportunities that exist for the most astute.  These opportunities may present themselves in the form of a job, an internship, and especially pharmacology scholarships.


Use Pharama To Your Advantage

Did you know that the US Pharma industry is the largest in the world?  Curiously, the employment opportunities in retail don’t seem to be opening as fast as the industry is growing.  Then again, perhaps that is only indicative of that particular sector.

One of the advantages of being a pharmacology major is the fact that you not only have opportunities of being a retail pharmacist, but you also open the possibilities for going into manufacturing, testing, and the medical aspects of Pharma.

This means that there are literally hundreds of trusts, firms, charities, and especially big pharmaceutical corporations that will do anything to have great minds on their side.  It will actually be curiously easy to find scholarships for a school of your choice.  However… there are a few things you need to keep in mind, otherwise you may end up taking your degree on student loans.  This is one of the worst ways to go about it, as your graduate degree will cost you a pretty penny.


What You Should Know About Your Major

Pharmacology is one of the most competitive majors in the entire medical industry, only second to pediatrics.  One reason for this is that the earning potential is quite significant.  Those in pharmacy have the ability to work for more firms than anyone else, and the range goes from hospitals to grocery stores.  This kind of diversity is highly unique.

With this kind of competitive nature, you will need to not only keep your GPA as high as possible, but you need to do extremely well on your MCAT Exams, as well as take advantage of your internships.

One of the beautiful parts about pharmacology internships is the fact that most of them are paying.  This not only provides a means of income, but also a positive reference and experience to help you move forward.

Many of these scholarship opportunities will only give financial help to the best of the best, which means that you need to do your best at everything comes your way.  The best part about this is the fact that if you get one of these internships, you are in for a very large sum of cash.  Then the $120,000 salary you make as a pharmacist will be all yours.

Here are a few excellent opportunities that may interest you – Pay attention to the qualifications, especially:

Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) Medical Student Scholarship

Two qualified medical students will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
– Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland.
– Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student.
– Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited Pennsylvania medical school.
– Applicant must be enrolled or entering his/her third or fourth year of medical school.
Applicant must submit:
– A completed scholarship application form.
– Two reference letters, from persons other than family members, documenting the applicant’s integrity, interpersonal skills, and potential as a future physician. Note: One reference letter must be from either a medical school professor or a physician.
– A letter, on school letterhead, from the applicant’s medical school verifying that he/she is enrolled full time as a third or fourth-year medical student at that institution.
– A typed one-page essay addressing the following: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How do you plan to give back to the community?

Medical & Health Professions Scholarship

To be eligible for the Medical & Health Professions Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

– Graduates of high schools within Shelby County (Ohio) or residents of any public school district within Shelby County pursuing a certificate or an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in medical or health professions
– Eligible persons may apply during any year of their education
– Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
– Individuals who have not been enrolled in high school or a post-secondary program within the last two years need not comply with this requirement

Selection based upon financial need, academic ability, demonstrated community and school service, and recommendations.