Scholarships in Public Health, General

Student Loan Program for Health, Science, & Mathematics

Award: $8,500, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.


Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be writing a dissertation on a topic concerning women or on women's/children's health.



Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Undergraduate scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in an approved four-year college or university that is either accredited by the Environmental Health Accreditation Council (EHAC) or is a NEHA Educational or Sustaining Member School (EHAC accredited colleges/universities and NEHA Educational and Sustaining Member Schools). The graduate scholarship is available to those students or career professionals who are enrolled in a graduate program at a recognized college or university with a declared curriculum in EH sciences and/or public health. Official application form, official copy of the academic transcript from the school in which the applicant is currently enrolled, two faculty letters of recommendation from the school in which the applicant is currently enrolled, and one letter of recommendation from an active NEHA member are required to be submitted.


Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has recently graduated or is about to graduate from an institution which is a member of or affiliated with AUCC. Applicants presently studying in the U.S. are not eligible.


Margaret Freeman Bowers Fellowship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who is planning for her first year of full-time graduate study in the field of law, public policy/public administration, or social work, including M.Bus.Admin. candidates planning a career in social services. Selection is based upon merit and financial need. Preference is given to applicants who have not previously held the award.


Culinary Arts/Nutrition/Physical Education Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be an African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic, enrolled in an approved program at a California institution. Undergraduate applicant must have 50 semester units completed and a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Graduate applicant must have 12-15 units completed and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Four copies of a personal statement, two recommendations, a 500- to 1,000-word essay, official transcripts, photo, and application are required to be submitted.


Catherine E. Philbin Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a legal resident of Massachusetts and submit a letter of endorsement from the president of the sponsoring GFWC of Massachusetts club in the community of legal residence, college transcript, personal statement, and a recommendation from the department head of major. SASE required.


ALA Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant

Award: $21,000, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral program with an academic career focus. Preference is given to minority applicants and applicants interested in tobacco control research.


Ruth Taylor Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and Westchester County who is enrolled in graduate studies in social work or public health as a full-time student.


S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Medical Health Sciences

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman enrolled full-time and must submit three letters of recommendation, transcript, 150-word essay, and proof of enrollment.


Health Professions Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe, be a high school graduate or equivalent in good standing at current educational institution, and be accepted or enrolled at least part time in a degree program at a health professions-related school.


Victor W. Morgan, Jr. Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a resident of Scioto County, Ohio, or Greenup or Lewis County, Ky., be pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree, have good academic standing, and be of good character.


Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following counties in Missouri: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, and Worth; in Iowa: Decatur, Fremont, Page, Ringgold, and Taylor; in Kansas: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, and Nemaha; and in Nebraska: Nemaha and Richardson.


Health Research Training Program

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a New York City resident who is attending a metropolitan New York City school. The program offers internships in public health research, community outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and administration to all college undergraduates, graduate, and professional school students.


Hinson-Hazelwood Health Education Loan

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be attending a Texas college or university. Selection is based upon financial need and credit. Applicant must be a permanent U.S. resident eligible to pay resident tuition at a Texas public college or university.


Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: June 13

Applicant must be a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in art, law, or public health.


Dr. Wilbur Lundquist Scholarship

Award: $325, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must major in public health.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Gates Millennium Scholars

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 12

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrated leadership skills, and significant financial need. Applicant must be looking to pursue their studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, public health, or library science. Scholars program aims to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.


Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: June 13

Applicant must be an American Indian and Alaskan Native student who is pursuing a degree in science or public health.


Orfalea Health Field Scholarship Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a Ventura County high school senior or graduate enrolling or already enrolled at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year university in a health-related field. Essay is required and it must specify intent to practice in Ventura County upon completion of studies.


Douglas Community Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Douglas County and a graduate of a Douglas County high school who will pursue a degree in medical technology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy or public health at a public college or university in Oregon. FAFSA required.


Laurence R. Foster Memorial Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be pursuing a degree in public health at a four-year or nonprofit college or university at least half time. FAFSA required.


Lemanski Family Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate student from Chicopee, MA, who is majoring in government, public health, nursing, education, or political science. Scholarship, need, and public service may be considered. FAFSA required.


Hispanocare Student Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 3

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen of latino descent who resides in Illinois and is pursuing a degree in the healthcare field. Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum composite ACT score of 21, essay, copy of transcript, resume, three letters of recommendation, copy of most recent tax return, and proof of citizenship required.


Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be pursuing coursework in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a related field. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required and students must be U.S. citizens. Applicants should display a commitment to community service and reducing tobacco usage in priority populations.


Vazquez Pride in Health Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 13

Applicants must be?residents of?Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and be high school seniors or college or graduate students (community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate program, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school or graduate education). Students must be members of the?LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study and demonstrate financial need. Students with additional barriers to education as well as those who are?economically, racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised will be given consideration as well.?Students must be pursuing advanced health care degrees (medicine, public health, and/or community health) with a preference given to LGBTQ students of color, students who are Transgender/Gender Queer, or students who are?from rural areas or plan to practice in rural communities.?