The Jeremy A. Matchett Excellence in Pharmacy Award

The Jeremy A. Matchett Excellence in Pharmacy Award is presented to one or more P3 students at the school's annual White Coat Ceremony. The award was established by the Matchett family in 2005, in memory of Matchett, who served KU for 31 years, including 22 years as a professor and 16 years as a School of Pharmacy associate dean.

Application Deadline: by 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2022

Award Criteria

The Dr. Jeremy A. Matchett Excellence in Pharmacy Award is open to all KU School of Pharmacy P3 students in good academic standing.

Applicants are asked to submit a short essay that demonstrates how they possess:

  • Academic excellence
  • Objectivity
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Enthusiasm

How to Apply

  1. Go to Matchett Award Application on the Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF)*
  2. On the login page, select Create an Account and enter the required fields
  3. Complete the required fields and select Next in the bottom right corner
  4. Complete the password information and select Create Account
  5. You will receive a confirmation email from DCCF at the email address you provided
  6. Confirm that you received your confirmation email and select Continue
  7. Your browser should now be on available scholarships page. Select the Matchett Award information page.
  8. To apply for the scholarship, select Apply in the top left corner or Apply on the right of your screen.
  9. Complete the application, including the required essay:
    You will be required to upload an essay in PDF format with the following instructions:
    • Please compose an essay of 500 or fewer words (1,000 or less characters). The essay must be submitted in PDF form and include answers to the following questions:
      1. Why did you choose pharmacy as a profession?
      2. What are your immediate needs and goals?
      3. What are your long-term needs and goals?

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For questions about the application, please contact Lori Sellers Trenholm, DCCF Community Investment Officer at or 785-843-8727 (ext. 101)

For general questions, contact KU School of Pharmacy at