Renewal Information

Follow this step-by-step process to renew your chapter membership.

To receive a chapter stipend for the 2017–2018 academic year, the following items are due to AAPS by November 1, 2017. The renewal period closes December 15; all renewal documents must be submitted and approved by then in order to receive a stipend.  Click Renew Student Chapter button above when you are ready to submit your documents. 

Please carefully review the Student Chapter Renewal Process.  In addition, please review the "Nuts and Bolts of Chapter Management." 

For fall 2017, while the AAPS website is in transition, these documents will be emailed to current chapter officers whose contact information is available to AAPS. 

Please contact Kate if you need a copy of the documents. 

Step 1 Operating Procedures and Annual Submission Forms 
U.S. Operating Procedures 2017-18 (DOC) 
U.S. Annual Submission Form 2017-18 (DOC)
International Operating Procedures 2017-18 (DOC)
International Annual Submission Form 2017-18 (DOC)
(Forms must be signed by chapter chair and faculty advisor) 

Step 2 Financial Documents and Rosters 
Finances & Roster 2017-18 (XLS)
Member roster for upcoming year (2017-18) (Please include all chapter members, AAPS members including Member ID number, non AAPS members, anticipated graduation year, email and mailing addresses) 
Leadership Committee, including Faculty Advisory  Financial records for year (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017) Chapter Events for upcoming year.
You MUST submit monthly bank statements from October 2016–September 2017. Please compile statements and create a PDF file.

Step 3  Student Chapter Engagement Worksheet  
Engagement Worksheet  
Please complete the one page worksheet to record areas of engagement for the chapter during 2016-17. 

Step 4 Website Updates  
Submit 3-4 sentences to summarize your chapter (in Word format only)  
Link to chapter website or Facebook page
Chapter picture (.jpeg file only)   

Please contact Kate Chutuape, at if you have any questions regarding the renewal process. 

Student Chapters of the Year - 2016

University of Maryland (UMD), Baltimore

AAPS congratulates the UMD chapter for its success and leadership. 

Albany College of Pharm. & Health Sci.

AAPS congratulates the ACPHS chapter for its success and leadership. 

South Dakota State University (SDSU)

AAPS congratulates the SDSU chapter for its success and leadership. 

University of Texas–Austin , University of Kentucky

AAPS congratulates these chapters for their success and leadership. 

Student Member Benefits 

The benefits of an AAPS Student Membership are significant.

Students enjoy a range of knowledge and skill building services designed to enhance academic learning and career preparation. Here are a few ways that a student membership provides value to you:

• Gain access to a cadre of AAPS mentors who can assist with navigating the ups and downs of academic life and career beginnings

• Tap into a pool of AAPS resume advisors who can boost your hiring potential with practical, on-trend resume writing tips

• Give your wallet a break with increased savings on meetings, workshops and other resources offered through AAPS

• Apply for AAPS fellowships, travelships and grants to boost your AAPS investment

• Build a career network and find your communities of interest through AAPS

Become a Member Today

Tools & Resources 

Tools to Use & Share

Sometimes it can be hard to put into words the work you do and the value pharmaceutical scientists bring to public health. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below are several resources that you may find helpful to share with others.

Medicines Explained Video (You Tube)
• Nuts and Bolts of Chapter Management (PDF)



• From the Lab to Your Medicine Cabinet: A Pharmaceutical Drug's Journey (PDF)

Presented by Steven Hansel, Ph.D., and moderated by Sam Gilchrist, Ph.D.

• Cool Approaches to Delivery of Medicines (PDF)

Presented by Bozena Michniak-Kohn, Ph.D., M.R.Pharm.S.

Please contact Kate if you need a copy of the documents. 


Student-Initiated Program (SIP)

We are sorry to announce that the SIP program has been discontinued. We encourage you to try the following for funding conferences: 

1. Speak with recent graduates who may be working in the area. 
2. Reach out to local companies focused on sciences.  Contact their Community Relations Dept. 
3. Apply through your school.  Student Affairs Office may have small grant opportunities. 
4. Ask local businesses for event support.  Offer to promote the business at your event. 
5. Check with local foundations for student programming grants.  

K-12 Outreach

There’s nothing more rewarding than sharing your love of science with school-aged students (Kindergarten - 12th grade). You can help inspire the next generation of scientists. For many students, science may feel abstract, too difficult or too dull. For others, they have never met a “real” scientist. (That’s you!) AAPS offers you the opportunity to change those perceptions and connect with young minds through interactive, hands-on learning.

Learn more about funding
The AAPS Foundation funds K-12 outreach that you initiate and plan in your community. Please visit the Foundation page to learn more about funding or email our foundation representative.

Chapter Resources 

Whether you are a new chapter or have been around for a while, AAPS has resources for you to plan engaging and worthwhile activities.

Visiting Scientists
Are you looking to gain first-hand knowledge of cutting edge issues in the pharmaceutical sciences, and obtain practical career-building advice? Are you wondering how to expand your list of possible speakers for your next chapter meetings this year? Visiting Scientists are AAPS scientists who are matched with schools that are looking for a speaker. Generally speaking, Visiting Scientists are available to give talks at your school, meet with faculty and staff and participate in informal discussions with students. If you’re interested, start here by completing a form to request a visit. After the form is submitted, AAPS staff will assist you with finding a match. Once a match is offered, you will work directly with the scientist to plan his or her visit. The program is unfunded, though AAPS Student Chapters may use stipend funding to support an Ambassador visit. AAPS also welcomes hearing from scientists who would like to serve in a Visiting Scientist role.

Student Chapter of the Year

Apply for the SCOTY Awards

Did your chapter have an awesome year, meet your chapter goals and energize members with memorable activities? Now is your chance to brag! The AAPS Student Chapter of the Year (SCOTY) award recognizes student chapters that have provided exceptional service and outreach throughout the year. Monetary awards are given to the top three award winners. Applications are due June 15. Keep in mind, AAPS is not able to accept late applications, so please set a reminder to yourself for this important deadline.