Scholarships and Awards
The Alpha Zeta Omega scholarship and awards program supports members for their dynamic leadership, service, chapter excellence and financial need. The Fraternity offers numerous scholarships to its undergraduate members which can help pay for books, tuition and other school expenses and offers awards for both its Undergraduate and Alumni members for their service to the Fraternity and profession of Pharmacy.
The scholarships and awards are categorized into ten areas:
1. Ephraim G. Sless Memorial Foundation Scholarships
2. Dr. Jeff Levy Scholarship sponsored by New York Alumni Chapter
3. Ernie Jacobson Scholarship sponsored by AZO Philadelphia Chapter
4. Auxiliary Scholarship sponsored by the National Auxiliary
5. Jay L. Pollock Supreme Undergraduate Award
6. Simon Sless Undergraduate Awards
7. Ephraim G. Sless Alumni Awards
8. Order of the Double Star
9. Meritorious Award
10. Achievement Award
The descriptions of each award are listed below.
(Please note: if application processes is necessary, the link to the application will be included in the description below.)
-Alpha Zeta Omega receives a large volume of submissions each year and winners are chosen by various committees through highly selective processes. Please note, only those chosen to receive scholarships and awards will be notified.
-Members are encouraged to submit their best work in order to increase the chances of receiving an award or scholarship.
-Award and scholarship winners will be announced annually at the National Convention during the Awards Ceremony Luncheon.
-There is no limit on the number of scholarships and awards you may apply for or receive
Ephraim G. Sless Memorial Fund Scholarship
In order to be eligible to receive scholarship assistance, the applicant and his/her chapter must be in good standing with the Supreme Chapter of the Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity. The applicant shall have the responsibility of confirming the status of both themselves and his/her chapter.
Donations into the Ephraim G. Sless scholarship fund and profits from investments made in the Ephraim G. Sless Memorial Fund are distributed back to undergraduate members through the "Founding Fathers Scholarship Fund".
To apply for an Ephraim G. Sless Scholarship please Click Here for application.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Levy Scholarship
The New York Alumni Chapter of Alpha Zeta Omega is proud to sponsor the second Dr. Jeffrey M. Levy Scholarship. Jeff was a dedicated Frater, pharmacist and medical doctor. Even though medicine was his calling, he never forgot his pharmacy roots and remained active in both New York Alumni and the Supreme Chapter. To honor Jeff’s legacy, New York will be awarding a $750 scholarship to a pharmacy student who has shown dedication to his or her chapter and to Supreme. Click here for additional information and to apply for the scholarship
National Auxiliary Scholarship
The National Auxiliary Scholarship is named in honor of Past National Auxiliary President, Sandra J. Williams.
Jay L Pollock Supreme Undergraduate Award
This award is presented by the Supreme Directorum. It is the highest honor an undergraduate can receive in AZO. Selection criteria include fraternal activity, leadership, scholarship and citizenship.
Each undergraduate chapter may nominate one (1) frater from their chapter to receive the award. This in itself is a great honor. Some undergraduate chapters present their nominee with a plaque to commemorate this honor.
Candidates for the award are required to submit to the awards committee (the Supreme First Sub-Directorum is the chairman) a statement of intent, an unofficial transcript from their school, one letter of recommendation, and their CV/resume by June 1st.
The awards committee will select and announce award recipient(s) at the Summer Convention and the award will be presented at the Winter Convention.
Click here for a list of previous Jay L. Pollock Award recipients
The Simon I. Sless Award
This award is presented to one (1) undergraduate frater per Chapter for outstanding service to the fraternity on a local level. Recipients for this award are selected by their local chapter. The award recognizes by name AZO's first pledge, Simon Sless, 1925-1926 Supreme Directorum.
After a Chapter has selected a recipient, the Chapter must notify the Supreme Signare so that the award may be ordered. Submissions must be sent to the Supreme Signare no later than March 1st.
The Ephraim G. Sless Award
This award is presented to one (1) graduate frater for outstanding service to the fraternity on a chapter level over an extended period of time. No more than one award shall be granted to any one chapter during any one fraternal year. The award recognizes by name AZO's founder, Ephraim G. Sless, 1923-1924 Supreme Directorum.
If Chapter has selected a recipient, the Chapter must notify the Supreme Signare so that the award may be ordered. Submissions must be sent to the Supreme Signare no later than March 1st.
Order of the Double Star
This award is presented to those fraters who are serving as president of a local, county or state pharmaceutical association; office in a national pharmaceutical association; president of a college of pharmacy alumni association; member of a state board of pharmacy; or a faculty member of a college of pharmacy. Notify Supreme Signare when a Frater is eligible to receive this prestigious award given at a function or meeting of that organization at which the Frater is being honored.
An outstanding award that is given to an Alpha Zeta Omega Frater who has contributed in outstanding fashion, superior work and accomplishments for the Fraternity over the period of a number of years.
The Supreme Awards Committee is responsible for selecting a Meritorious Award Recipient. For a full list of previous Meritorious Award recipients, click here.
An outstanding award that is presented to either a Fraternity member or non-fraternity person for outstanding contributions in the field of pharmacy and allied sciences, or awarded to a non-fraternity person for outstanding contributions to Alpha Zeta Omega.
The Supreme Awards Committee is responsible for selecting an Achievement Award Recipient. For a full list of previous Achievement Award recipients, click here.