Scholarships & Financial Aid

School of Pharmacy Scholarships

The School of Pharmacy has 40 scholarships to award to students in the PharmD, Thesis MS and PhD programs. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, career interest, financial need and other factors.

The Bernard and Edith Brenner Scholarship Fund, established in 2002 by the family of Bernard Brenner, PHR ’51, provides support to the School of Pharmacy students who have attained academic excellence.

The Arnoff Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2004 by Lawrence, CLA ’65, ’67, and Judith, PHR ’68, SBM ’82, provides scholarships for incoming or current School of Pharmacy students who exhibit academic excellence.

The Richard Bryan Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2015 by Richard Bryan, PHR ’70, provides scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy who are fluent in Spanish and have experience living or working in communities underrepresented in the profession of pharmacy.

The Jean M. (Abate) Berenato Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2017 by Dr. Francis J. Berenato Jr., PHR ’82, in loving memory of his mother Jean, provides financial support to academically qualified students with demonstrated financial need enrolled in the School of Pharmacy.

Learn more about School of Pharmacy scholarships.

Graduate Fellowships

Some fellowships are available to graduate students with exceptional academic records in the Thesis-Based Pharmaceutical Sciences MS. Fellows receive support, including a stipend and tuition for four years, with shorter terms for those enrolled in a terminal master’s degree program.

  • Presidential Fellowships are reserved for only the strongest candidates, either domestic or international.
  • University Fellowships are intended to support students who demonstrate high potential for success in their chosen fields. Both domestic and international students are eligible.
  • Future Faculty Fellowships are for outstanding students who diversify the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in the applicant’s discipline who show exceptional leadership or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing academic careers. For more information, visit the Future Faculty Fellow Program page. This fellowship includes an annual stipend, health insurance and full tuition remission for doctoral students.

Check out this Fellowship FAQ (PDF) for answers to some common questions.

External Graduate Fellowships

There are a number of pharmacy fellowships offered by institutions and organizations outside Temple. External fellowships provide financial support for your academic endeavors and base their selection on different criteria, including affiliations, financial need and identity. Some external fellowships include

  • the Phi Lambda Sigma - AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowship, which encourages outstanding Phi Lambda Sigma members to pursue the PhD in a college or the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program.
  • the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences, which supports high-performing students who possess the skill and aptitude to become outstanding scientists and leaders in academia, government and nonprofit sectors, and pharmacy.
  • the Rho Chi - AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowship, which is presented to a Rho Chi Honor Society member who is a pharmacy student in the final year of professional studies or a professional pharmacy degree program graduate entering a pharmaceutical sciences (including social or administrative sciences) PhD program in an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy as a full-time student.

Learn more about external pharmacy fellowships.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time graduate students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.

Federal Work-study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicant's FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn aid, scholarship and work-study options at Student Financial Services, as well as aid information specific to graduate students.


Rozina McFadden handles financial aid requests for School of Pharmacy students. Contact her at 215-707-4448 or email

You may also contact Student Financial Services at or 215-204-2244 to learn more about your particular situation.