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.

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 Submission Information
    • Section 2: Chapter Operations, Logistics, & Membership
      • Chronological List
      • Chapter’s Constitution/Bylaws
      • Chapter Goals and Objectives
    • Section 3: Chapter Advocacy & APhA-ASP Policy Activities
    • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activities (Chapter and National Projects)
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Generation Rx
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Diabetes
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Heart
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Immunization
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - OTC Medicine Safety
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Women's Health Campaign  
    • Section 5: Chapter Professionalism Activities 
    • Section 6: Chapter APhA-ASP/IPSF Activities
    • Section 7: Optional APhA-ASP Reports
      • Section 7: Most Improved Report
      • Section 7: Innovative Programming Report
    • Section 8: Chapter Advisor Review & Submission 
  2. Photographs and Supplemental Materials (if applicable) 
    Photos and supplemental items should be uploaded to through APhA-ASP Dropbox. Chapter advisors and officer were sent an invitation. 

Reporting Guidelines and Forms 

The 2020-2021 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 APhA-ASP CAR Form questions with this PDF document:
2020-2021 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report - Sample of the Online Reporting Form

Reporting Documents & Guideline Appendices:

Access Online Chapter Achievement Report (CAR) Form:

Each chapter should submit one form. Only one person at a time should access the saved. Access the 2020-2021 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report Form here: https://fs8.formsite.com/APhA-ASP/20-21CAR/index.html


Each chapter can create an account to save completed information and return to the same form. Saved forms should be accessed using the following link:https://fs8.formsite.com/APhA-ASP/20-21CAR/form_login.html

2019-2020 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Award Recipients


2019-2020 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Awards were presented during the APhA2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. The awards presentation can be viewed on the APhA-ASP YouTube Chanel: https://youtube.com/apha-asp 

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR FOR 2019-2020 : The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER FOR 2019-2020: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

DIVISION A WINNER CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

DIVISION AA WINNER CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

DIVISION AAA WINNER CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

DIVISION A FIRST RUNNER-UP CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: University of Florida College of Pharmacy

DIVISION AA FIRST RUNNER-UP CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

DIVISION AAA FIRST RUNNER-UP CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

DIVISION A SECOND RUNNER-UP CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

DIVISION AA SECOND RUNNER-UP CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy

DIVISION AAA SECOND RUNNER-UP CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019-2020: Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

UP-AND-COMING CHAPTER, 2019-2020: Not awarded this cycle

CHAPTER OPERATIONIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR 2019-2020: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

CHAPTER PATIENT CARE AWARD FOR 2019-2020: The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE AWARD FOR 2019-2020: The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

CHAPTER PROFESSIONALISM AWARD FOR 2019-2020: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING AWARD FOR 2019-2020: University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

OUTSTANDING IPSF ACTIVITY AWARD FOR 2019-2020:  University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. 



APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report Success (Zoom Meeting)

APhA Staff

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

APhA–ASP Awards Standing Committee 

Chair: Aly York, Region 6 & 7 Liaison 

Member: Connor Anderson, Region 5 & 8 Liaison

Member: Rebecca Bruning, Region 2 & 3 Liaison

Member: Cassye Marsh, Region 1 & 4 Liaison


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

Listing of APhA–ASP awards and scholarships