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UT Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy Launches Free Tuition Program 

Scholarship will cover 100% of tuition and fees for qualifying students 

TYLER (October 25, 2022) – The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) is offering scholarships for incoming and current students at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy. Incoming pharmacy students who meet GPA requirements may qualify for a 100% reduction of tuition and fees for their first year in the curriculum. Current pharmacy students who meet program requirements may also qualify for the reduction. The scholarship is available for an annual merit-based renewal.

“There is an urgent need for highly skilled healthcare professionals in East Texas,” UT Tyler Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Dr. Julie Philley said. “Through this new tuition program in our Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, UT Tyler is investing in preparing future pharmacists for rewarding careers that provide vital care for our region.”

Qualifications for incoming Pharm.D. candidate students:

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in all science and math courses
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Meet all requirements of admission

Qualifications for current Pharm.D. students:

  • Minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be taking at least 12 credit hours per semester
  • No professionalism alerts
  • Provide 30 to 45 hours per semester of peer-tutoring or Fisch College of Pharmacy activities every qualifying academic year (such as assistance at recruiting events).

For students interested in spring 2023 and fall 2023 admission, the UT Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy is hosting an open house 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the W.T. Brookshire Hall lobby. Heavy appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to meet with the faculty and staff and learn more about the available programs and the application process. For more information, contact pharmacy admissions at 903.565.5777 or

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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