Scholarships and Awards

Providing A Better Future

Alton Tower Philanthropy Award

This award, established by the Florida Pharmacy Foundation Board of Trustees, honors Alton Tower for a lifetime commitment of service to the pharmacy profession.

Alton has received the R.Q. Richards Award, The James H. Beal Pharmacist of the Year Award, The Sidney Simkowitz Pharmacist Involvement Award, Jean Lamberti Mentor Award, IPA Corrons Inspiration & Motivation Award, U.B. Willis Gregory Award, the Abilities Guild in Community Serving and the Bowl of Hygeia Award. He has also held leadership roles in many organizations including the Pinellas County Pharmacy Association, Florida Pharmacy Association, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International and the American Pharmacists Association, and is currently serving as a trustee for the Florida Pharmacy Foundation.

The Alton Tower Philanthropy Award is given once a year at the Florida Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting where the recipient is recognized with an award and $500 to be presented to the winner’s charity/organization of choice.

Hamilton, Harris & Hobbs Student Presidential Award

This award, established in 2015 by Ed Hamilton, Betty Harris and Mark Hobbs for the purpose of advancing the profession of pharmacy on a local, state and national level, recognizes and celebrates the leadership of an APhA-ASP Student Chapter President in the state.  The Hamilton, Harris & Hobbs Student Presidential Award is given once a year at the Florida Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting where the recipient is recognized with a $1,500 check and an award.  Students are nominated by a leader.

Norman Tomaka & Family Community Service Award

This award, recently established by Norman Tomaka in honor of his mentor Alton Tower, recognizes and celebrates dedication to community leadership through service. The Norman Tomaka & Family Community Service Award is given once a year at the Florida Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting where the recipient is recognized with a $1,000 check and an award. Students are nominated by a leader.

Terry Gubbins Student Leadership Scholarship

The Terry Gubbins Student Leadership Award was established in 2014 by Terry to recognize a student with outstanding leadership qualities. The student must have demonstrated leadership through school activities, public service and community activities, as well as professional involvement; and has not been a past recipient of the Legislative Excellence Award. The Terry Gubbins Award is given once a year at the annual Legislative Days. The winner of the award receives public recognition for his/her accomplishments, a $1,000 check and an award. Last year’s recipient was Farima Raof from Nova University.

John Davies Memorial Scholarship Fund

This award, established in 2016 by the Davies Family in memoriam of John Davies, former FPA President, recognizes and celebrates outstanding participation of a Florida Pharmacy Foundation Student Trustee. The John Davies Scholarship will be given once a year and the student trustee will be recognized with a $1,000 check.

Eligibility requirements for the awards:

  • Students must be nominated by a leader in the pharmacy profession.
  • Nominations are accepted from December 2, 2017 to February 2, 2018.
  • Nominated students will be notified and receive a candidate package to complete.
  • All completed candidate applications and transcripts are due by Friday, March 2, 2018.  
  • Send a hard copy of your current official sealed transcript* to:

Teresa L. Berger

Florida Pharmacy Foundation

610 N. Adams Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32301

 

*Transcripts for award applications are not required to be sent if you already sent one to the Foundation for your scholarship application.  

Transcripts postmarked past deadline dates will not be accepted and your application will be subsequently voided.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Office Coordinator, Teresa L. Berger, at teresabfpf@gmail.com.  Nomination forms are available by contacting the Florida Pharmacy Foundation @teresabfpf@gmail.org.