Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

RIPF- Return to Rhody Challenge

Description- The RI Pharmacy Foundation (RIPF) plans to recognize a 2020 graduate from College of Pharmacy not in Rhode Island that is moving into the state to practice as a newly-registered Pharmacist.

The recipient will receive:

  • $500 and
  • A one-year New Licensed Pharmacist membership to the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association (RIPA).
Criteria -Interested individuals must meet the following criteria established by the RI Pharmacy Foundation. Prior award recipients are not eligible for consideration. 

Applicants must: 

  • Be a 2020 PharmD candidate in good academic standing;
  • Not reside in RI during the academic year;
  • Be actively engaged in extra-curricular professional activities; and
  • Commit to actively participating on one or more RIPA committees/teams


 Application deadline:

April 15 2020, by 11:59pm ET

 Recipient notification:

April 30, 2020


 May 6, 2020

Application Instructions- Please submit all application materials by April 15 to the RI Pharmacy Foundation Scholarship Review Committee at: ripharmacyfoundation@gmail.com. Please note 2019 Return to Rhody Challenge in the subject line.

 Click this link for a pdf of the Application: 2020 Return to Rhody Application.pdf

Applications must be received by April 15.   Recipients will be notified by RIPF and asked to attend a presentation of the award.     


 RI Pharmacy Foundation (RIPF) Grant Application:

Please complete this form https://forms.gle/yRwXJuWH5rpFwZv5A for the RIPF Foundation Grant up to $1000.   Award recipients will be announced at the RIPA Annual Spring Seminar on May 6, 2020.  Priority shall be given to projects that align with the mission of RIPF. 

The mission of the RIPF is to:

  • Encourage the advancement of the practice of pharmacy in the state through the rendition of educational services for the benefit of pharmacists, other health care professionals and the general public. 
  • Provide opportunities for the encouragement and advancement of new pharmaceutical developments and to convey this knowledge to members of the profession and the general public.
  • Promote the general welfare through the support of pharmacy outreach programs to the community, such as medication counseling programs, drug abuse and poison control lectures and health programs for the elderly.
  • Assist members of the profession with substance use disorders through intervention and rehabilitation programs.

 Deadline April 15, 2020


Rhode Island Pharmacists Association ∙ 1643 Warwick Ave PMB 113, Warwick, RI 02889 ∙ Phone: (401) 684-1874

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