Call For Student Nominations: The Harvey B. Morgan Award for Advancing Health Policy

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The Harvey B. Morgan Institute of the Virginia Pharmacy Association Research and Education Foundation is seeking nominations for the annual recipient of The Harvey B. Morgan Award for Advancing Health Policy.  This competitive award consists of a check for $1,000, a plaque, and registration and accommodations to attend the VPhA Annual Meeting. In addition, a resolution of recognition of the recipient will be submitted to the Virginia General Assembly each year.

The qualifications for this award are as follows.  Nominated students should:

  • Have demonstrated exceptional service, activity, and commitment in the area of policy development and related activity.
  • Have applied their knowledge of pharmacy and policy to provide education and information to citizens, public officials, and pharmacy students/professionals.
  • Have demonstrated the ideals of the profession and the Morgan Institute (Vision, Mission, and Value Statements).
  • Be in good standing of their student organization (APhA-ASP) and VPhA.
  • Be on track to graduate within 2 years of receipt of the award from an accredited entry-level pharmacy degree program.
  • Be in good standing with their respective school of pharmacy.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member from their school who can speak to their leadership activities and skills as well as any legislative or professional advocacy activities in which they have been involved (for example: participation in VPhA/VSHP’s legislative day).

Nominations for this award may be submitted by a faculty member from their school and are due by November 15 each year.  Nominations should be made in the form of a letter of recommendation describing the nominee’s activities and a current CV.   A list of activities and supporting documentation covering the items from qualifications may be submitted and strong consideration will be given for the applicant’s participation in VPhA/VSHP’s Legislative Day activities.  The Morgan Institute Advisory Committee or their appointees will judge the nominations and select one winner.

Nominations and supporting materials may be emailed to Morgan Institute Advisory Committee at , faxed to (804) 285-4227, or mailed to The VPhA Foundation Harvey B. Morgan Institute, 2530 Professional Road, North Chesterfield, VA  23235.

The winner will be notified and is expected to be present to receive his/her award at the VPhA Annual Meeting if held in person, or available for recorded presentation if presented virtually, and to provide a photo for the website.

If you have any questions, please contact the VPhA Foundation at

 *The institute reserves the right to refrain from making the award if the candidate pool fails to meet the award criteria.