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Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:  Psychosocial lung health research  Behavioral lung health research  Health services and health policy research  Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research  Public Health education research ELIGIBILITY Education and Experience At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply. Citizenship At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to: American Lung Association 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ATTN: Research Division

Scholar Research Award

DrPH students advanced to candidacy are eligible for a $1000 award applicable toward dissertation expenses.

Hulda Crooks School of Public Health Scholarship

The School of Public Health awards six $1000 scholarships to students who personify a personal and professional commitment to health and fitness. Criteria are based upon excellence in scholarship, physical fitness, spiritual commitment, and involvement in community projects.

Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program

The Massachusetts Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program (GMSGP) makes funds available to participating Massachusetts' institutions of higher education and schools of nursing. At least one hundred percent of such funds must be used for direct financial assistance to needy Massachusetts's undergraduate students to enable them to attend or continue to attend such institutions. Who Is Eligible? To be eligible for a Massachusetts Gilbert Grant, a student must: Be a dependent student who is a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts and whose source of support is a parent who has been a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the twelve months prior to the opening of the academic year; or an independent student who has been a permanent resident of the Commonwealth for the twelve months immediately preceding the opening of the academic year. Be a United States citizen or an eligible non citizen. Not have earned a bachelor's or professional degree or their equivalent. Not be in default of a Federal or state education loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid. Demonstrate financial aid need according to program guidelines. Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress according to institutional and Federal standards. Be in compliance with applicable laws regarding Selective Service Registration. Be enrolled full-time. Not have earned a first diploma from a hospital or professional nursing program. Eligible Institutions An eligible institution shall mean an institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which: Admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education or the recognized equivalent of such a certification, and Is legally authorized within the Commonwealth to provide a program of post-secondary education, and Provides an education for which it awards an associate or bachelors degree and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, or Provides an education which results in an award of a diploma indicating satisfactory completion of a hospital school or professional nursing program which is accredited by the National League of Nursing, and is approved by the State Board of Registration in Nursing Is not a public institution of higher education operated by the Commonwealth or its subdivisions and does not derive the major portion of its annual budget from state or local appropriations, and Does not have as its primary purpose education for religious purposes. What Awards Are Available? Massachusetts Gilbert Grant awards range from $200 to $2500 per academic year. How Do I Apply? Contact your financial aid office for application requirements and deadlines. You may also call the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 for additional information.

Barbara Thomas Enterprises, Inc.

A. All Applicants: (1) Applicant must be a member of AHIMA (2) Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.5 (out of 5.0) or higher. (3) Applicant must be a full-time student (4) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories (5) An Independent Study Program student is not eligible for the loan or graduate scholarships. B. Undergraduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be accepted for admission to a program for health information management (HIM) or technology (HIT) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). (2) Applicant must be accepted for admission to the Independent Study Program of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and have successfully completed three modules. C. Graduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be a credentialed HIM professional (RHIA, RHIT, or CCS) and hold a bachelor's degree. (2) Applicant must be enrolled in a college or university accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. (3) Applicant must be an active or associate member of AHIMA AND (4) Applicant must be pursuing, at a minimum, a master's degree in a program related to HIM (computer science, business management, education, public health, etc.)

FORE Scholarship

A. All Applicants: (1) Applicant must be a member of AHIMA (2) Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.5 (out of 5.0) or higher. (3) Applicant must be a full-time student (4) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories (5) An Independent Study Program student is not eligible for the loan or graduate scholarships. B. Graduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be a credentialed HIM professional (RHIA, RHIT, or CCS) and hold a bachelor's degree. (2) Applicant must be enrolled in a college or university accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. (3) Applicant must be an active or associate member of AHIMA AND (4) Applicant must be pursuing, at a minimum, a master's degree in a program related to HIM (computer science, business management, education, public health, etc.)

Aspen Systems

A. All Applicants: (1) Applicant must be a member of AHIMA (2) Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.5 (out of 5.0) or higher. (3) Applicant must be a full-time student (4) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories (5) An Independent Study Program student is not eligible for the loan or graduate scholarships. B. Graduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be a credentialed HIM professional (RHIA, RHIT, or CCS) and hold a bachelor's degree. (2) Applicant must be enrolled in a college or university accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. (3) Applicant must be an active or associate member of AHIMA AND (4) Applicant must be pursuing, at a minimum, a master's degree in a program related to HIM (computer science, business management, education, public health, etc.)

Eunice Walker Johnson Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM GPA 3.0 COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES UNCF affiliated ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior MAJORS Psychology, Pre-Nursing, Nursing, Dietetics, Pre-Pharmacy, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Research, Behavioral Health, Public Health, Allied Health, Pre-Medicine, Biology, Pre-Dentistry

Annuvia’s $500 Public Safety Scholarship

Theme: Annuvia’s Public Safety Scholarship is designed to help college students interested in pursuing a career in public health and safety or emergency medical services pursue their passion and make the world a safer place to live and work. Entry Guidelines: Write a 500+ word essay telling us about a method, systematic improvement, or device that would improve public safety or emergency response in urban communities in the United States. Particular interest should be paid to community paramedicine and bridging the gap between emergency responders, 911 callers, and victims. Scholarship Requirement Details: Essays must be original and written by the applicant. Essays should be based on accurate research, industry knowledge, and realistic concepts, ideas, and technologies (e.g. essays involving drones to provide CPR to victims in cardiac arrest most likely won’t be considered). Essays will be checked for plagiarism, re-writes, and duplicates. Final application will require: Copy of your essay. Additional personal information, as required, for proof of full-time student status and active registration.

CANFit Graduate Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be enrolled in an approved masters level or doctoral graduate program in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or Physical Education or and American Dietetic Association approved pre-professional practice program at an accredited university in California. 2. Must have 12-15 units of graduate course work completed. 3. Must have a 3.0 GPA. 4. Must be a minority. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.canfit.org/scholarships.html for more information and an application form.

Lucy C. Perry Fund

Preference for this fund is given to applicants studying at Indiana University and interested in public health.

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