FAQ 1: What is the selection process? Is it same or different from application for admission to the graduate school?

FAQ 2: How many awards are given out each year?

FAQ 3: When such awards are available to the professional students?

FAQ 4: What is the nature of the tuition remission/scholarship award?

FAQ 5: What is the loan amount?

FAQ 6: Do Pharm.D./Ph.D students eligible for receiving GTA

  

FAQ 1: What is the selection process? Is it same or different from application for admission to the graduate school?

Selection for the award is a separate process from applying for admission to the graduate school, although that graduate studies committee owns the process and could adapt or personalize it as necessary.

 

FAQ 2: How many awards are given out each year?

No more than two students per professional year selected for the award.

 

FAQ 3: When such awards are available to the professional students?

Tuition remission/scholarship award will be available starting the third professional year.  Two reasons: First, there is a track record of performance in the professional program to judge their academic abilities.  Second, we want the financial exposure of the College limited to 6 – 8 students; so up to four students in the professional program and up to four with their Pharm.D., but have not yet taken prelims.

 

FAQ 4: What is the nature of the tuition remission/scholarship award?

It is a loan, forgiven only after completing their prelims with an OSU faculty member. Students will be taxed on the award when it is forgiven.  Students need to be aware of their risk.

 

FAQ 5: What is the loan amount?

The value of the loan is somewhat flexible and on the Word version of Loan app there is a spot to enter the initial annual value.  It is approximately the difference in the cost of Graduate vs Pharm.D tuition.

 

FAQ 6: Do Pharm.D./Ph.D students eligible for receiving GTA

Yes, It is important to remember that the intent is to treat them as a new graduate student in their first year after they get their Pharm.D., which basically assures them of a first year GTA (they are not eligible for a GTA while a professional student).