Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition

2020 Virtual Competition

The 2020 business plan competition has moved online – watch the teams from University of Arkansas, University of Iowa, University of North Carolina present their plans from anywhere:

2020 Live Presentations | Handout

Then join them for a live Q&A session with a panel of judges on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 pm ET.

Business Plan Competition Live Q&A webinar

The winner will be announced during the general session of the NCPA 2020 Annual Convention virtual meeting on Sunday, October 18 at 10:00 am ET.

Register for NCPA 2020 Annual Convention


To promote interest in independent community pharmacy ownership, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the NCPA Foundation have established the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. The goal of the Competition is to motivate student pharmacists to create the blueprint necessary for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy. Through this competition, NCPA is better able to prepare tomorrow's pharmacy entrepreneurs for a successful future.

The Business Plan Competition is the first national competition of its kind in the pharmacy profession and is named to honor two great champions of independent pharmacy, the late Neil Pruitt, Sr., and the late H. Joseph Schutte. The Pruitt and Schutte families initiated an endowment fund with the NCPA Foundation to help support annual operating expenses of the Competition. The Competition is supported by Good Neighbor PharmacyPharmacists Mutual, and the NCPA Foundation.

2020 Finalists

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

University of North Carolina Eshleman School of Pharmacy

2020 Business Plan Competition Finalists Announcement