The School of Public Health is now accepting applications for Public Health Community Scholarships, available to MPH students who are currently in their first year of study. These scholarships are made possible by generous funding from an anonymous donor. We anticipate that funds will be available for a cohort beginning in June 2016.
Up to five first-year MPH students will be named Public Health Community Scholars. Awardees will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 during their 3-month summer MPH Practicum and the following academic year that completes the student’s graduate study. Additionally, a tuition waiver will be provided for the second year of MPH coursework. In return, students will work 20 hours per week during their 3-month summer practicum at a community location and will continue working 20 hours/week at that location during the following academic year. Preference is given to students with a history of contribution to health improvement in the Memphis metropolitan area, have high academic qualifications, and are in need of financial assistance. Advisor recommendation is required.
Please see the attached application and advisor recommendation forms.
The deadline for applications: December 20th (midnight)
Please submit your application to the SPH Assistant Dean via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are responsible for asking their advisor to submit a recommendation. The advisor recommendation is to be sent directly to email@example.com. Completed applications (including application form, essay, and advisor recommendation) must be received by December 20th at midnight. The Scholarship Committee will announce awardees by January 31st.