PharmFest Scholarship

PharmFest has dual purposes. First, to help inform the academic, professional and surrounding communities about the ongoing importance and emerging issues of the pharmaceutical industry. And secondly, and certainly no less important, to help generate funds to support our many Montclair State University students who are seeking a career in the industry. Through the many contributions towards this event, funds are generated to create PharmFest Scholarships. These scholarships are dedicated to outstanding full time graduate students who are committed to pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. To that end, we deeply thank and acknowledge all of our sponsors, donors and advertisers who help fulfill the dreams of our students.

Application Submission is now closed

Recipients will be recognized at PharmFest on April 13, 2016

Criteria for Qualification: 

  • First-time, full-time graduate student in a master’s program in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM), or the School of Business (SBUS)
  • Meet all MSU Graduate Admissions criteria
  • Intend on pursuing a career in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Prior relevant work experience, internship or research, etc. with supporting letter(s) of recommendation a plus
  • Not receiving any other scholarship/assistantship from Montclair State University

Application Process

The following need to be submitted to:
Dr. Jinan Jaber, Associate Dean
College of Science and Mathematics
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

  • A concise statement (not to exceed 2 pages) of interest in a career in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, biotechnology or related industry
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your credentials and goals
  • A completed PharmFest Scholarship Application


Tuition scholarship of $3000 per year for 2 years


  • Must maintain a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA
  • No grade(s) lower than a B
  • Maintained fulltime status in prior semesters
  • Demonstrate continued pursuit of pharma career goals
  • Progress report on first year research and other activities
  • Participated in pharma-related activities