APhA Foundation
Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund
Supporting Student Education on
Substance Use Disorders


A scholarship program developed for student pharmacists
needing financial assistance to attend the
APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders

The Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund was established by the APhA Addiction Practitioner Interest Group (PInG) (now the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction Special Interest Group) in honor of Ron Williams who served as the long-time coordinator of the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Pharmacy Section. The fund builds off of initial contributions made by members of the PInG and is administered by the APhA Foundation.

This year, APhA and the APhA Foundation are awarding two (2) $1,000 scholarships to cover registration and travel expenses to attend the APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders, May 29 - June 2, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, please visit the APhA Institute web page at: http://aphainstitute.pharmacist.com.

All applicants must be a member of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), provide a letter of intent (750 words) describing why they wish to receive the scholarship, what they expect to gain from attending the Institute, and how they intend to incorporate the knowledge of addiction and recovery into their academic experience and future practice. The Selection Committee will select recipients based on careful review of completed materials.

Recipients of this scholarship will be required to prepare a one-page publishable article for Student Pharmacist magazine on their experiences at the APhA Institute.  This article shall be prepared no later than 60 days after the conclusion of the Institute.  

Applications are due no later than 11:59pm PT on Friday, January 4, 2019.

Please complete the following Application Form.  Recipients will be notified of their selection status by Friday, February 8, 2019.  Scholarship funds will be used to cover registration, housing, and travel for the recipients. 

  Please email APhA staff Keith Marciniak at KMarciniak@APhAnet.org or call (800) 237-2742, ext. 7595. 

Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund
Scholarship Application Form

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