HSOP Internal Scholarships

Dean Evans with Internal Scholarship Recipients

The Harrison School of Pharmacy awards scholarships that are funded through endowments and gifts. There are no full scholarships to the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The limited funds are distributed among as many students as possible. Scholarships are awarded based upon: Academic Merit, Leadership Merit, and Financial Need.

Each spring, the HSOP Scholarship and Financial Aid Application Form is distributed to current students. During the summer, each applicant is considered for all appropriate scholarships and is notified of the selection committee’s decision. The student applying does not need to apply to each of these scholarships separately, but only needs to submit the one form to be considered for all of them.

Students recently admitted to HSOP for the coming academic year are not eligible to apply for scholarships.

Students who have not yet been admitted to HSOP should not concern themselves with this process. HSOP personnel are not able to give an indication of what financial assistance a student or potential student might expect to receive, as every case is different and as the amount of funds available changes each year.

Auburn University and the Harrison School of Pharmacy are grateful to the donors for their generosity.

For information on giving to a scholarship or creating a scholarship or endowment, please contact the Harrison School of Pharmacy Office of Development & Alumni Affairs.

Scholarship Listing

There are a variety of internal scholarships available to student pharmacists to assist with financial support during their academic progression. The list below covers most opportunities available. Check with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for the latest information.

Mary Martin Adams '83 Endowed Scholarship
The Mary Martin Adams '83 Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on November 22, 2013, by Mary Martin Adams.

Lynn Stanford Blake Scholarship
Established in 1976 through a bequest by the late Lawler F. Snowden ’23 in honor and memory of his Professor of Pharmacy, Professor Lynn Stanford Blake.

J.L. Bedsole Foundation Annual Scholarship
The J.L. Bedsole Foundation was established for the purpose of providing scholarship aid to students in Mobile, Fairhope, and other southern Alabama counties to attend universities/colleges in Alabama. Mr. Bedsole helped many students in the early part of the 1900s to attend pharmacy school at Auburn by paying for their tuition, books, or meals. At his death, the foundation was established and the board of directors continues to provide needed financial support for pharmacy students at Auburn.

J. Wayne Beech '76 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established by Elaine H. Beech '83 in 2015 in memory of her husband J. Wayne Beech '76

Robert Tracy Bishop '84 Endowed Scholarship
The Robert Tracy Bishop '84 Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established by Robert Tracy Bishop on February 12, 2008, in memory of his friend, Mark D. Morgan. The income from this account will provide scholarships for students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, are enrolled in the Harrison School of Pharmacy, and demonstrate financial need. Selections are made by the Harrison School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee with recipient eligibility subject to review by the Office of University Scholarships.

Burroughs-Wellcome Scholarship Fund
Established originally as a loan fund by the Burroughs-Wellcome Company. In the 1990s, the loan fund was converted to an endowment.

Robert Alchus Carlisle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established on 1969 through a bequest under the terms of the last will and testament of Annie E. Carlisle.

Thomas W. Clift Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Thomas W. Clift Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established by Jack and Lillian Clift on July 2, 2008. Thomas William Clift was born on May 24, 1893, in Madison County, Alabama and was the first of his family to attend college. Mr. Clift enrolled in the School of Pharmacy at Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Upon graduation in 1916, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and began his career in the education field. During this time he continued his education earning a master's degree from Auburn University and also studied at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Columbia University. Upon retiring from is career in education, he enjoyed traveling, keeping an eye on his farm in Alabama, playing golf, and visiting with his family. Mr. Clift died November 14, 1969.

M. Winfield Cotton Fund for Excellence
Mr. Cotton worked for most of his adult life for Durr Drugs (a wholesale distribution company in Montgomery) that was later bought by Bergen-Brunswig; Cardinal Health Care bought Bergen-Brunswig in early 2000. Mr. Cotton served in many capacities until his retirement after more than 30 years with the company. Bergen-Brunswig made the contribution to establish this scholarship as a retirement gift to Mr. Cotton.

Craven Family Endowed Scholarship
The Craven Family Endowed Scholarship in the Harrision School of Pharmacy was established on December 20, 2013, by Darrell and Lisa Craven.

Dean’s Fund
The Dean of the Harrison School of Pharmacy has an annual budget for scholarship awards. Each year, these dollars are distributed to many deserving students for academic merit, leadership merit, and demonstrated financial need.

Jack and Laura Fite Endowed Scholarship
The Jack and Laura Fite Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on May 13, 2014, by Mr. Jack and Mrs. Laura Fite. Williams Jackson Fite is an '85 graduate of Auburn's Building Science program. As president and owner of Fite Building Company, Jack spent his professional career in Decatur, Alabama, turning his one-employee endeavor into a major regional general contracting and construction management firm, including work in commercial, industrial, retail, financial, medical, government institutions, schools, and churches. Jack serves as Vice President of the Auburn Alumni Association Board, and serves as a former club president. Laura Horton Fite is an '86 graduate from the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Laura remains active in her profession working as a pharmacist and has served as a mentor to Auburn students pursuing pharmacy degrees. Laura is also active in the Decatur community serving in her church, local schools, and other civic organizations.

Bobby and Stacy Sharp Giles Endowed Scholarship
The Bobby and Stacy Sharp Giles Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on June 24, 2010. Bobby Giles, RPh ('92) and Stacy Sharp Giles, RPh ('92) both grew up in small towns, Reeltown and Fyffe, respectively, and met each other while studying at Auburn. They graduated the same year and married later that year. Bobby worked as an independent pharmacist at C&H Drugs in Fort Payne from 1992 until 2009. Stacy started Rainsville Drugs in late 1992, and Bobby joined her in 2009 at their pharmacy. Bobby, Stacy and their two sons, Jackson and Graham, moved back to Auburn in 2009, but Bobby remains active in the management of their assisted living facility, Morning Glory Meadows, located in North Alabama and Stacy still owns and actively participates in the operations of Rainsville Drugs and continues to promote opportunities for the pharmacy to enhance and improve patient care.

Herbert Stokes Haire Pharmacy Scholarship Fund
Mrs. Margaret S. Haire, in recognition of Mr. Haire’s many years of service in the practice of pharmacy and his love for the Auburn University School of Pharmacy, established this scholarship.

Don A. Haisten '72 Endowed Scholarship
The Don A. Haisten '72 Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established by Anna B. Haisten on February 27, 2008, for the purpose of providing scholarships for students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy in loving memory of Don A. Haisten.

George Hargreaves
Established by his wife, Mrs. Jewel Hargreaves in 1976.

John Harold Harmon ’69 Scholarship Endowment
The John Harold Harmon '69 Scholarship Endowment in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on June 21, 2001. John Harold Harmon is a 1969 graduate of Auburn University and a pharmacist in Wedowee, Alabama.

James I. Harrison, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
The James I. Harrison, Sr. Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on September 27, 2010. James Harrison, Sr. was born in 1901 on a farm in Perry County, Alabama. He was the oldest of five children and his early education was received in a one-room school house. Although for seven generations, the family had been farmers, James worked at Wilkerson Drug in Marion during high school. Mr. Wilkerson provided financial assistance while James attended Pharmacy School at Auburn. He received his degree in 1925. James and Elizabeth Harrison opened the first family-owned drug store, Central Drug, in downtown Tuscaloosa in 1941. The first out-of-town store, Harco Campus Drugs, was opened in downtown Auburn in 1967. When Harco Drug, Inc. sold in 1997, to Rite Aid Corporation, they operated 147 drug stores located in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.

Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes '58 Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes '58 Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on April 4, 2011. This permanent endowment is established in the Auburn University Foundation by Mr. Julian R. Haynes '59 for the purpose of providing scholarships for students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Haynes was a graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She later received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1988. Dr. Haynes was the first to be awarded the Edward J. Rowe Award, an award created to recognize outstanding professionalism and scholarship in a student who was currently studying to enter the profession. Dr. Haynes retired in 2000 after working 30 years as a pharmacist. After retiring, Dr. Haynes and her husband, Julian, moved to back to Auburn where she taught one semester of Pharmacology at the School of Nursing at Auburn University. Later she worked at the School of Pharmacy at Auburn University Drug Information and Learning Resource Center.

Dwight Henderson Annual Scholarship
Mr. Henderson established this annual scholarship in 2001 for the purpose of providing aid to a student who has financial need. He is a 1970 AU pharmacy graduate and is currently VP in the pharmacy systems division of McKesson. He established his own company, Health Care Systems several years after graduation. The company provides a computer program for the management of pharmacy systems in hospitals; the company joined with McKesson in the late 1990s.

David C. Hightower Endowed Memorial Pharmacy Scholarship Fund
Established by Clyde & Betty Hightower, Susan Papp, & Kay Smith in 1986 in recognition of David’s many years of study and devotion to pharmacy.

Dr. George M. Hocking Endowment for Scholarships and/or Assistantship/Fellowships
Established by Dr. George M. Hocking on January 6, 2000.

Gloria Hughes
Established by Mr. Hughes in honor and memory of his wife in 1998. Gloria graduated in the 1950s and after several years of pharmacy practice joined her husband in the furniture business in Birmingham.

Fred Hutchinson Shores Endowed Scholar
The Fred Hutchinson Shores Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on May 1, 2013. This permanent endowment is established in the Auburn University by Mr. Shores’ Educational Scholarship Trust.

Paul A. Lantrip, Sr. ’34 Endowed Award Fund
The Paul A. Lantrip, Sr. Endowed Award Fund in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established by Paul A. and Mae Houston Lantrip on March 6, 1994.

Harry Linden Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Mrs. Janice F. Linden on memory of her husband.

McAdory Lipscomb, Toomer's Drugstore Endowed Scholarship
The McAdory Lipscomb, Toomer's Drugstore Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on September 17, 2012. This permanent endowment is established in the Auburn University Foundation by the McAdory Lipscomb family; Mrs. Elizabeth D. Lipscomb, McAdory Lipscomb, Jr., A. Denson Lipscomb, Freddie L. Killian, Nimrod D. Lipscomb, and John R. Lipscomb.

Beverly Lockridge '62 Endowment
The Beverly Lockridge '62 Endowment for Scholarships in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on June 8, 2007, by Frank Lockridge in memory of Beverly Lockridge for the purpose of providing scholarships for students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Beverly Alston Meriwether entered Auburn University in the fall of 1958 and graduated from the School of Pharmacy in August 1962. Beverly and Frank B. Lockridge, Jr. were married on September 9, 1960. After spending 14 years practicing pharmacy, her personality and love of people led her into sales and she began building a successful real estate practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She was killed in an automobile accident on August 21, 1985, in Montgomery, Alabama.

John D. Maund Endowed Scholarship
The John D. Maund Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on August 15, 2010. John D. Maund is owner of Athens Pharmacy in Athens, Alabama. He is a 1954 graduate of Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children. John has served on the Athens State University Foundation Board, Calhoun College Foundation Board, Compass Bank Board and was Chairman of Athens-Limestone Hospital.

Derrell and Gay Massey Endowed Scholarship
The Derrell and Gay Massey Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on April 13, 2010. Derrell '81 and Gay '84 Massey are both graduates of the Auburn School of Pharmacy. The Masseys have three children. Brandon and Greg graduated from Auburn University in 2011, and Erin is currently a student at Auburn.

Carl R. and Jeffie C. McLemore Endowed Scholarship
The Carl R. and Jeffie C. McLemore Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on June 27, 2011. This permanent endowment was established in the Auburn University Foundation by Carla McLemore Crosslin, Steve McLemore, and Lee McLemore for the purpose of providing scholarships for students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Carl and Jeffie McLemore owned and operated The Drug Shop in Moulton, Alabama, for 47 years. Carl graduated from Howard College in 1954 with a pharmacy degree and Jeffie graduated from Auburn with a pharmacy degree in 1950. Together, they opened The Drug Shop in Moulton in 1957. Carl and Jeffie McLemore raised their three children in The Drug Shop, and the pharmacy lineage continues as four individuals either children or their spouses hold pharmacy degrees.

Dr. Carl McMillian '87 Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Carl McMillian '87 Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on January 18, 2011, through gifts from Dr. McMillian and matching gifts from Eli Lilly & Co. The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarships for students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Carl McMillian completed both a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy (1987) and his Doctoral degree in Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacal Sciences (1993) at Auburn University's School of Pharmacy. Dr. McMillian joined Eli Lilly & Co. in 1993 as a Senior Scientist in the company's Lilly Research Laboratories Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. McMillian has authored numerous publications in the areas of Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Pre-Clinical Assessment. He and his wife, Monique, are parents of a son, Kyle, and a daughter, Madison. They reside in Indianapolis, Indiana.

James W. and Sarah F. Reid Middleton ’50
Established by Sarah F. Middleton in memory of her husband, James W. Middleton.

John O. Minter Endowed Scholarship
The John O. Minter Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on April 4, 2011. This permanent endowment is established in the Auburn University Foundation by John O. Minter for the purpose of providing scholarships for students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. John Minter graduated from Lanett High School in 1964 and became a graduate of the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 1968. John is married to Martha, his high school sweetheart, also a 1968 Auburn graduate. Since 1972, John has owned and operated Valley Pharmacy

Mark Dower Morgan ‘83 Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Mark Morgan graduated from AU in 1983. After graduate, he became a practicing community pharmacist in and around the Auburn area. In the early 1990s, he purchased the Toomer’s Corner Drug Store and continued its operation until his death in 1997. This scholarship was funded by contributions from his family, friends and pharmacy classmates.

Allan I. Morris '66 Endowed Scholarship
The Allan I. Morris '66 Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on May 8, 2013, by Mr. Allan I. Morris '66.

NACDS Foundation Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2004 by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation

Albert Nickel Pharmacy Scholarship Fund
Established by his wife, Mrs. Ella Jo Nickel (deceased).

Parker Family Endowed Scholarship
The Parker Family Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on January 22, 2013. This permanent endowment is established in the Auburn University Foundation by Dr. Ron Parker and his spouse, Nancy Parker.

Charles and Pat Perry Scholarship Endowment
Established by Charles and Pat Perry on December 30, 1999.

Pharmacist Mutual
Established by Pharmacists Mutual Board of Directors.

Plough Foundation Grant
Established by the Plough Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee.

Florence B. Purdue

Alston Keith Rennie, Sr. and Leila L. Rennie
Established in memory of Mr. And Mrs. Rennie by their children, Alston K. Rennie Jr. (deceased), Teresa R. Livingston and Irene R. Biggers.

Arthur and Jean Serota Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Arthur and Jean Serota Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on August 9, 2009, by David 'Doc' George Serota '69, in memory of his parents, through a revocable living trust. Mr. Arthur Serota enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps at an early age, had a distinguished career, and received the Purple Heart for his fighting at Peleliu where he was wounded twice. Mr. Serota was a man of high principles who always expected the best out of himself and out of other people. He could be very critical and demanding but behind that persona was a man who liked to laugh, had a soft heart, and loved his family and country very much. Arthur and Jean met and married in 1943.

Harold C. and Sybil Sharpe Endowed Scholarship
The Harold C. and Sybil Sharpe Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on April 5, 2010. Harold Chancellor Sharpe, Jr. was born in Piedmont, AL on March 7, 1919. He graduated from Auburn University in 1941 with a degree in Business Administration. In 1942, he married Sybil Richardson from Notasulga, AL. Sybil also graduated from Auburn in 1941 and received her degree in Elementary Education. After serving in World War II, Harold returned to Auburn and attended pharmacy school from 1946 to 1949 on the GI bill. He has proudly served as president of the Auburn Pharmacy Alumni Association and as a member of the Auburn Pharmacy Advisory Council. Harold and Sybil Sharpe's four children all graduated from Auburn University: Carl Chancellor Sharpe '70; Phillip Richardson Sharpe '74, '80; Nancy Sharpe Mason, '76, '89; and Lynne Sharpe Butler, '77. Sybil and Harold both passed away in the 1990's.

Claude A. Shumate, III Endowed Scholarship
Established by Claude’s parents, wife, friends and classmates upon his death. Claude was a recent B.S. graduate when he died of Metastatic Melanoma.

SOS Foundation of Jefferson County Scholarship Grant
Dr. Wayne Finley, Chairman of the SOS Foundation provided the following history: The SOS Foundation stands for "Sugar on Sunday" and refers to the polio vaccine that was given to children on a sugar cube. In the 60s and 70s, the Jefferson County Medical Association provided doctors to various school sites in B'ham to administer the polio vaccine on sugar cubes on Sunday afternoons. Donations were collected to provide The polio vaccine. Unspent monies from the collections were placed in an endowment and the interest provides scholarships for pharmacy students at Samford and Auburn.

William Edmund and Mary Park Stewart Endowment
The William Edmund and Mary Park Stewart Endowment for Scholarships in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on May 10, 2007, by Dr. James Thomas Stewart for the purpose of providing scholarships for students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy.

Don Tillery
Dr. Tillery graduated from pharmacy school in 1950 and went to medical school after graduation to become a physician. He is retired and now spends his time between Florida and Montana. The funds from this endowment are used to provide support for the HSOP graduate student program.

Tolar Scholarship Endowment
The Mary Lou Tolar Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on August 23, 2013, by Mrs. Mary Lou Tolar. The number and amount of the scholarships to be awarded shall be determined by the Harrison School of Pharmacy Scholarship Committee. Each scholarship is for one academic year. Prior recipients are not disqualified from consideration for this scholarship during subsequent years.

James E. Tuck Family Memorial Scholars
Established in 2013 in memory of the James E. Tuck Family.

Fred Waits
Established by Mr. Fred A. Waits in 1991 in recognition of the importance of financial assistance to help deserving pharmacy students complete their education at Auburn.

Dr. Dell Barker Walker '85 Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Dell Barker Walker '85 Endowed Scholarship was established on January 20, 2011, by Dr. Dell Walker. An amendment dated November 14, 2014, changed the name of the agreement. Dr. Dell Walker received her BS in Pharmacy from Auburn University in 1985 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University in 2001.

Lucy C. Weil
Established by the will of A. Sigmund Weil of Montgomery, Alabama in 1988.

Harry H. Wheat
Established by Mrs. Parrish in 1993 in memory of her husband, Harry. The scholarship is intended for students from Pickens or Washington County or from West Alabama. Harry practiced pharmacy in Aliceville for many years. His daughter and a son are both AU graduates.

T. Lester White ’72
Friends and family of Lester White ’72 established this fund shortly after his untimely death from a motorcycle accident in 2000. At the time of his death, Lester was a full time lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry in Montgomery, AL. He also served for many years as a state legislator from Dadeville, AL.

Dr. Byron B. Williams & Mrs. Mary Williams Beck Endowment
Dr. Byron B. Williams Jr. came to Auburn in the spring of 1951 as a new graduate of the University of Florida to begin over forty years teaching in The School of Pharmacy. Both he and his wife, Mary, embraced the Auburn University community and were proud to call Auburn home. This scholarship was established by Mr. Martin Beck on behalf of Dr. Byron B. Williams Jr. and Mrs. Mary Williams Beck (Mr. Beck’s wife, now deceased).

Wiregrass Pharmacy Association Endowed Scholarship
The Wiregrass Pharmacy Association Endowed Scholarship in the Harrison School of Pharmacy was established on February 2, 2012, by the Wiregrass Pharmacy Association. The Wiregrass Pharmacy Association is dedicated to serving the needs of all pharmacy professionals in the Wiregrass area. The WPA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and technicians.

Last Updated: February 21, 2015