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.

Merit Based Four-Year Scholarships

To decrease the substantial economic burden of a PharmD education, the School of Pharmacy offers a number of merit-based scholarships. For more information, please contact the school to learn more about available scholarships.


Joan Hankins, director of admissions, is the faculty program coordinator for merit-based scholarships.  
Phone: 215-707-4900

Graduate Fellowships

Fellowships are available through Temple’s graduate school for students with exceptional academic records. They include

  • Presidential Fellowships, which are reserved for only the most outstanding candidates;
  • University Fellowships, which are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields; and
  • Future Faculty Fellowships, which are intended for outstanding students who would diversify the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in an applicant’s discipline who show exceptional leadership or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing academic careers. 

These fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for two years. Learn more about fellowship opportunities for graduate students.

Fellowship Advising

Information on fellowship-related workshops for current graduate students can be found in the Deadlines and Events section of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising. Resources for preparing applications can be found under Application Resources.

If you are considering applying for a graduate fellowship, schedule an appointment to meet with the fellowships advisor.

Research and Teaching Assistantships 

As a graduate student, you may apply for a research or teaching assistantship.

  • Research assistantships are awarded competitively. Research assistants work up to 20 hours a week and are compensated with a basic health insurance plan, a stipend and tuition remission.
  • Teaching assistantships typically require you to work 20 hours a week in support of the department’s undergraduate programs. You’ll be compensated with a basic health insurance plan, nine credits of tuition remission per term and a nine-month stipend.

Learn more about becoming a graduate teaching or research assistant

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.