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We are leading the nation in educating the pharmacists of tomorrow by providing an unparalleled, forward-looking student experience and an exemplary learning environment. As a right-sized school of 500 students, we are small enough to foster a family environment and large enough to offer an extraordinary breadth of educational programs. We are the 9th-ranked School of Pharmacy in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, and our faculty, staff and student researchers are ranked #2 in the world for productivity.  Our faculty and student researchers are discovering treatments, improving care and medication safety, studying new ways to make drug treatments more accessible, affordable and effective. The graduates of our pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical outcomes, and biomedical regulatory affairs programs go on to be leaders in government, universities, pharmaceutical companies and industry, developing responsible solutions and inspiring new generations of innovators.

Dean’s Fund for Excellence in Pharmacy
Gifts to this fund support faculty recruitment and research, and scholarships for deserving students.

Hope Barnes Fellowship Fund
Hope Barnes entered the graduate program in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in 1985. In addition to being an outstanding scholar and an ardent supporter of women in science, she was an accomplished skier, climber and competition rower. She was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic rowing team and the captain of the 1984 team. Hope lost her life in a tragic climbing accident in the Cascade Mountains in January 1991. She was awarded her PhD posthumously by the UW. The purpose of the Hope Barnes Graduate Fellowship, which was established through a generous gift from her family, is to support and encourage talented graduate students in medicinal chemistry.

Hope Barnes Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund
In memory of Hope Barnes, a graduate student in medicinal chemistry, who was killed in a mountain-climbing accident, just weeks before she was to defend her PhD thesis. In addition to being an outstanding scholar and an ardent supporter of women in science, she was an accomplished skier, climber and competitive rower. The fellowship, created by Sandy Gonzales, is awarded each year and aims to recognize outstanding female graduate students in medicinal chemistry and to promote academic ideals.

George and Evelyn Benson “Golden Pharmacists” Endowed Fund
Gifts to this fund provide scholarship support for the School of Pharmacy.

Graduate Fellowship Support Fund
General fellowship support for PhD students in the Department of Pharmacy.

Scott Grimm Memorial Fund Medicinal Chemistry
The fund will support future researchers and scientists in the field of medicinal chemistry.

Higashi Family PORPP Graduate Student Fellowship Fund
Supports graduate and post-doctoral students in the Department of Pharmacy, with preference given to students in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program. (PORPP).

Virginia Leland Scholarship in Geriatrics
To support students with an interest in geriatric pharmacy research, training, and practice.

Levy Endowed Graduate Fellowship
This fund provides general support to graduate students in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics.

Nanci Murphy Student Support Fund
Established to honor Nanci Murphy’s years of mentorship to UWSOP students, this fund will provide broad-based support to professional pharmacy students.

Pharmacy Alumni Association Gift Fund
This fund primarily supports the UW School of Pharmacy’s Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) Scholarship, which goes to students with a demonstrated financial need, and the PAA Professional Excellence Award.

Pharmacy Graduate Support Fund
Support for graduate and postdoctoral students in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program (PORPP), including stipend, tuition awards, research equipment and travel to meetings and conferences to show posters and/or give podium presentations.

Pharmacy Scholarship Support Fund
Provides scholarships to students pursuing a degree in pharmacy.

PharmD/MBA Scholarship Fund
Gifts to this fund will support students seeking a PharmD/MBA dual degree at the University of Washington.

Elmer M. and Joy B. Plein Endowment for Excellence in Pharmacy Education
Supports advanced students who are preparing for careers as pharmacy faculty and strengthens graduate programs throughout the School of Pharmacy.

Plein Endowment for Geriatric Pharmacy Research
To support students who are engaged in geriatric pharmacy research at the School of Pharmacy. Research areas may include but are not limited to, translational research projects that move evidence-based, aging research along the continuum from laboratory findings to treatment of disease and maintenance of health and well-being of community-living older adults.

Reducing Barriers for the Ambitious
This fund will support PharmD students at the School of Pharmacy with demonstrated need. Intended to bridge financial gap for ambitious students, esp. those who have unexpected or emergency need for scholarship assistance.

Rubenstein Memorial Fund
To support the College of Pharmacy including a professional pharmacy, scholarships, and fellowships.

Danny Shen Endowed Graduate Award
Helps to support graduate students in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics who are in pursuit of their thesis research, and to encourage students to pursue training and research opportunities in the area of pharmacokinetics.

Bill Trager Drug Metabolism Endowed Fellowship
This fund provides financial assistance to graduate students in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.

Ji-Ping Wang Endowed Fellowship
This endowment provides financial assistance to graduate students in the Dept of Pharmaceutics at the UW School of Pharmacy.