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Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship


The Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC) was established to connect and support Indigenous pharmacy professionals and help all pharmacists provide better care to Indigenous patients. We are committed to creating and promoting pharmacy practice models that respect the safety, quality, strengths and teachings of Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

One of our key priorities is to encourage and support Indigenous youth interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy. To accomplish this, IPPC and CPhA are pleased to offer an annual scholarship that will support First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals entering post-secondary pharmacy education programs.

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship.


Hear more about this exciting new scholarship opportunity from IPPC CEO and Métis pharmacist, Amy Lamb.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled in or accepted to a PharmD or pharmacy technician program in Canada
  • Identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit and provide verification of ancestry (e.g., status card of applicant or status card of parent with proof of relationship to parent; Métis Citizenship card)

Application process

To apply for the Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship, please complete the application form. In addition to providing proof that you meet the above eligibility criteria, your application should include a Letter of Introduction to the Scholarship Committee outlining the reason(s) for your application and how you anticipate that your education will effect change, either within or outside of pharmacy. Your Letter of Introduction may be submitted in writing (1-2 typed pages) or recorded video (up to 5 minutes long).

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Scholarship availability

For the 2023/2024 academic year, the following scholarships are available:

  • IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship by Shoppers Drug Mart (PharmD scholarship at $20,000 per year for 4 years)
  • IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship by Johnson & Johnson (PharmD scholarship at $20,000 per year for 2 years)

  • IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship by Green Shield Canada (Pharmacy technician scholarship at $5,000 per year for 2 years)

  • IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship by Sobeys National Pharmacy Group (Pharmacy technician scholarship at $5,000 per year for 2 years)

  • IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship (TBD)

Applications received will be considered for all available scholarships in the current cycle. Recipients who are awarded multi-year scholarships will be required to provide proof of ongoing eligibility each year, but will not be required to resubmit an application. Unfortunately we will not be able to notify unsuccessful candidates at this time.


Application deadline June 15, 2023
Notification to successful candidates After July 1, 2023
Funds disbursement #1 August 15, 2023
Funds disbursement #2 January 2, 2024

IPPC and CPhA are grateful to our founding sponsors for their generous support of the Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship:

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Shoppers Drug Mart