APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Awards Program

Overview of APhA–ASP Awards Program

The APhA–ASP Chapter Achievement Awards (CAA) Program was established in 1974 to recognize outstanding activities of APhA–ASP chapters at the schools and colleges of pharmacy in the United States and Puerto Rico. The program is an extension of APhA–ASP’s mission to provide opportunities for professional growth and improve patient care while advancing the future of pharmacy. The awards structure is designed to recognize superior programming among chapters that envision the future of pharmacy by creating opportunities for student participation. The awards program also embraces the core ideas of APhA–ASP’s mission to create new standards of leadership, professionalism, membership, patient care, and legislative advocacy among student pharmacists nationwide.

In addition to recognizing outstanding chapter accomplishments, the CAA Program serves as an invaluable information resource for APhA–ASP. Through the reports, APhA staff and the APhA–ASP National Executive Committee are kept abreast of chapter activities. Participation in the CAA Program is required for all APhA–ASP chapters to maintain their charter. Full participation in the CAA Program offers tremendous learning opportunities for members and the opportunity for chapters and individuals to be showcased during the APhA–ASP Awards Ceremony at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Chapters compete for 1 of 18 awards that actively promote the mission of APhA–ASP. Evaluation of chapter activities is done using their Chapter Achievement Report (CAR) and is based upon criteria such as originality of programs, the number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefits to student pharmacists, and collaboration with other healthcare organizations. Chapters are also evaluated on their year-to-year progress, particularly in relation to chapter activities and membership retention. 

Chapter Achievement Report (CAR)

In order to provide a baseline for evaluating chapter activities, certain minimum requirements have been established for the CAA Program. Every APhA–ASP chapter is required to submit a Chapter Achievement Report (CAR) Form using their chapter administrative account information and the APhA Awards Platform online.

****NEW FOR 2018: Chapters will no longer use Dropbox to submit their CAR. All CARs for the June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 reporting cycle must be submitted to APhA via the ONLINE CAR FORM no later than 11:59 pm (PST) on June 15 in order to be eligible for an award. Chapters will use their administrative account information to log onto pharmacist.com and then complete the form. The form will also be used to report on activities for the APhA-ASP National Patient Care Projects (Generation Rx, Operation Diabetes, Operation Heart, Operation Immunization, and OTC Medicine Safety). Separate reports will not be submitted for the 2017-18 reporting cycle. 

****UPDATED DEADLINE: APhA staff has just been notified that an upgrade of our website will be performed starting at 4:00 pm EDT Thursday 6/21 through Monday 6/25. During this time My Account profile pages, APhA bookstore (Shop) pages, and the website login will not be available. This means APhA-ASP Chapter Leaders will not be able to access their APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report Form until Monday morning.

In light of this, APhA Staff will extend the deadline to Wednesday, June 27 at 11:59 pm PST. If there any questions or concerns, please contact Crystal Atwell, APhA Director of Student & New Practitioner Development, at catwell@aphanet.org


Chapter Achievement Report requirements

All APhA–ASP chapters must submit the following required sections of the CAR:

  1. Chapter Achievement Report Form (previously the separate essay and statistical information)
    • Section 1: Chapter Submitter Information
    • Section 2: Chapter Operations, Logistics, & Membership
    • Section 3: Chapter Advocacy & APhA-ASP Policy Activities
    • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activities (Chapter and APhA-ASP National Projects)
    • Section 5: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Generation Rx
    • Section 6: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Diabetes
    • Section 7: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Heart
    • Section 8: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Immunization
    • Section 9: Chapter Patient Care Activity - OTC Medicine Safety
    • Section 10: Chapter Professionalism Activities  
    • Section 11: Chapter APhA-ASP/IPSF Activities
  2. Chronological List
  3. Chapter’s Constitution/Bylaws
  4. Chapter Goals and Objectives
  5. Award Submission Confirmation Form
  6. Photographs, Supplemental Materials, and Videos (if applicable) 

Reporting Guidelines and Forms for 2017–18

The 2017–18 Reporting Guidelines include:

  • Overview of Awards Program
  • Requirements and Consideration for Chapter Recognition
  • Description of Divisions, Eligibility, and Awards
  • Awards Selection and Presentation Process
  • Chapter Achievement Report Submission Instructions

You can preview the CAR Form questions with this PDF document: 2018 CAR Form Sample. Please note there may be a few additional questions based on your response to primary questions. 

Reporting Guideline Appendices:

Online Chapter Achievement Report (CAR) Form:

APhA-ASP Chapters will use their chapter administrative account information to access the CAR Form and will submit one form for the chapter per reporting cycle. Chapter Advisors will have account access information (username and password). If a chapter needs assistance accessing their account, please contact LaToya Coles, APhA Senior Manager of Membership and Chapter Operations, at lwilson-coles@aphanet.org or (800) 237-APhA ext. 7509. 

Read through the reporting guidelines and supplemental appendices prior to accessing the form here: Chapter Achievement Report Form


2016–17 Award Recipients


2016–17 APhA–ASP Chapter Achievement Award recipients (presented at APhA2018 in Nashville, TN)

Chapter of the Year: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

Division A Winner Chapter Achievement Award: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Division A First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Division A Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Division AA Winner Chapter Achievement Award: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

Division AA First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Division AA Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Division AAA Winner Chapter Achievement Award: The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

Division AAA First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Division AAA Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

Chapter Operational Leadership Award: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy 

Chapter Patient Care Award: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Chapter Policy and Legislative Award: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Chapter Professionalism Award: St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Innovative Programming Award: University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Most Improved Chapter Award: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Outstanding IPSF Activity Award: The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

Up-and-Coming Chapter Award: Chapman University School of Pharmacy 



APhA Staff

CAR Form Access:

LaToya Coles
Senior Manager of Membership and Chapter Operations
Email: lwilson-coles@aphanet.org
Phone: (800) 237-APhA ext. 7509

CAR Form Questions:

Crysta Atwell, PharmD
Director of Student & New Practitioner Development
Email: CAtwell@aphanet.org
Phone: (800) 237-APhA ext. 7586

APhA–ASP Awards Standing Committee 

Regions 1 & 2: Sarah Wheeler, wheeler.1085@osu.edu

Regions 3 & 7: Lisa Pineros Jacob, lmpinerosjacob2018@manchester.edu

Regions 4 & 5: Siena Meador, slmeador24@gmail.com

Regions 6 & 8: Alyssa Hopsicker, alyssa.hopsicker@acphs.edu



The APhA–ASP Chapter Achievement Report is due June 15.

Listing of APhA–ASP awards and scholarships