SAPA Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program




 SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program (the “SAPA Scholarship”) was established by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) in 1999.  Founded in 1993, SAPA is a nonprofit tax-exempt professional organization headquartered in the tri-state (NJ-NY-CT) area and has become a major pharmaceutical professional organization with more than 4000 members and six Chapters in the U.S. and China.
The primary purpose of SAPA Scholarship is to recognize and support educational excellence achieved by outstanding high school students, and to encourage the finest high school graduates to develop careers in life sciences.
SAPA will award undergraduate scholarships to selected candidates, known as SAPA Scholars, in September for use during their college freshman year. The awards will be made on the basis of merits to those who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in life sciences.
Each scholarship awards a one-time fund of $1000 towards tuition payment. The Scholarship is merit-based and open to national competition.  SAPA intends to award the Scholarship to at least two (2) qualified candidates each year. Applicants for the SAPA Scholarship must include in their application materials a statement of interest in pursuing a career related to life sciences.
Examples of eligible educational plans are listed below:
Undergraduate Major
Career Objective Examples
Applied Science
Medical research
Clinical research in infectious diseases
Agriculture/environmental science
Genetic engineering
Molecular Biology
Biomedical technology
Research in plant physiology
Chemical Engineering
Research in chemical kinetics
Research in Medicinal chemistry Environmental chemistry
Nutritional chemistry
Environmental chemistry
Computer Science
Artificial intelligence research
Research in ecology or entomology
Environmental Engineering
Research in hazardous waste treatment
Environmental Science
Conservation ecology
Bioinformatics or clinical statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Development of micro and nano-technologies
Microbial genetics
Molecular Genetics
Antiviral chemotherapy
Pharmacokinetics/Drug metabolism
Zoologist/Organism physiology

To be considered for nomination as a SAPA Scholar, a student must:
  • Be a high school senior who is planning to attend a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college/university with a major related to life sciences.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and a minimum SAT score of 2000 out of 2400 (or 1400 out of 1600 for new SAT) or ACT score of 30.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident (if applicable, please submit a photocopy of the Alien Registration Card, i.e., green card).
Required application material:
1.      An essay by the student describing why you want to pursue a life science related career (approximately 600 words).
2.      Two letters of recommendation from teachers who can discuss the nominee's potential for a career in life science related area (including a teacher in the applicant's field of study and another who can attest to the nominee's potential).
3.      List of all awards received.
4.      List of Advanced Placement or Honors courses with grades.
5.      Transcripts.
Please send ALL the application materials, including two SEALED recommendation letters, in ONE package to SAPA.  Please do NOT send letters separately, if possible. 
Mail to:            SAPA Scholarship
P.O. Box 3228
213 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540
Application Deadline: June 30, 2018 (postmark).
Selection Process: An independent review committee appointed by SAPA will evaluate all valid applications and recommend the most outstanding candidates for consideration by the SAPA Board of Trustees. Applicants who demonstrated great potential for and commitment to a career in life sciences and with outstanding academic performance will be selected as finalists. The Board of Trustees will name at least two SAPA scholars from the finalists. To receive payments, a SAPA Scholar must submit an acceptance letter of the Scholarship, and provide a direct deposit account at the attending college or university for SAPA to deposit scholarship payments. The payment will be made in September-October to the college or university ONLY.
ONLY THE WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED. SAPA Scholars receive their awards at presentation ceremonies at the Annual Conference of Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professional Association.
July 5th
Application deadline (postmark).
SAPA Scholars will be notified through email and/or phone call, and will be announced at the SAPA Annual Conference to be held in New Jersey on Sept 27-28, 2019.
Scholarship payments are directly deposited to the attending college or university


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To download application form, please check the following linkings: pdf  & word.


To download the Program, please check the following linkings: pdf .