Scholarships for Those Going Into Public Health

Public Health is an important career field to get into. You would be helping to prevent disease, looking for ways to prolong life and improve the quality of life for people. Here are a few scholarships for those going into Public Health or similar fields.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, Up to $20,000

The Details: This program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The scholarship is to pay for tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses.

In order to qualify students to need to be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate university. They must also need to have an exceptional financial need based on income. Students can’t be a high school senior or have been awarded an undergraduate degree in the past. They also can’t be enrolled in an advanced degree program and must be able to fulfill the payback requirements.

The Deadline: March 18th

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp

SOPHE (Society for Public Health Education) Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship

3 recipients, $2,500

The Details: This scholarship is open to those who are SOPHE members who have excelled academically, demonstrate a commitment to addressing the public’s health through a career in health education, and who have demonstrated financial need. They also must have completed at least one-third of coursework required for the major. They will have needed to have had their National SOPHE Membership for at least three months and will need to be an active participant in a National SOPHE sponsored committee, task force or another initiative for one year following the receipt of the scholarship. They will need to be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

The Deadline: Applications accepted between July and September.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://my.sophe.org/Awards-Scholarships/Awards-Scholarships/Vivian-Drenckhahn-Student-Scholarship

Association of Accredited Public Health Programs

3 recipients, $500-1,000

The Details: This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a public health degree program in an AAPHP member or affiliated institution. They also need to have completed at least 15 graduate semester units or 22.5 quarter units and be in excellent academic standing. They also need to be approved by their program to conduct a community-engaged project or thesis. Then they will need to be currently conducting or at least begin the planned project by a certain date. One award of $500 will go to an undergraduate student, and two scholarships of $1,000 each will go to graduate students.

The Deadline: December

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: http://www.aaphps.org/aaphp-scholarship.html

Betsy B. Woodward Scholarship

3 recipients, $2,500

The Details: This scholarship is for students in their 3rd year of college. They will need to demonstrate a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control or teaching, in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs, or consumer product safety, and should have leadership capabilities. This scholarship is from AFDO, the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

The Deadline: March 1st

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: http://www.afdo.org/page-1181300

NEHA/AAS Scholarship

3 recipients, $2,250-$2,500

The Details: NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) and AAS (American Academy of Sanitarians) offer this scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university with a dedicated and recognized curriculum in EH (environmental health) sciences. The award can be used for tuition and fees associated with the junior or senior year of college. For graduate students, it can be used for tuition and fees associated with graduate studies. There will be two awards for undergraduates in the amount of $2,250 and one for a graduate student in the amount of $2,500.

The Deadline: March 15th

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.neha.org/professional-development/students/nehaaas-scholarship/scholarship-information

TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $5,000-$10,000

The Details: The makers of TYLENOL award annual scholarships to well-deserving students that are pursuing careers in healthcare. They must be a graduate student or a college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school. They will be awarding 10, $10,000 scholarships and 25, $5,000 scholarships. The award can be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the student’s course load.

The Deadline: Check website for 2020 dates.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

HIMSS Foundation

2 recipients, $5,000

The Details: The HIMSS Foundation, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, offers two scholarships, one to an undergraduate, and one to a master’s level student. They will need to be enrolled in a program related to the healthcare information and technology field. There will be the $5,000 award and a trip to the HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition. Undergraduates will need to be at least a first-term junior. Students need to be a current member in good standing by HIMSS.

The Deadline: Varies

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://foundation.himss.org/Scholarships/Himss

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