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Here are some of the Public Health scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

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

The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate Scholarship

The Purpose: To stimulate interest in the study of heart and blood vessel diseases. The Scholarship: Every year one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate. The successful candidate will be eligible for a renewal of the $1,000 award for a second year provided they maintain satisfactory scholastic progress. Renewals will be considered in conjunctions with all new applications Who Is Eligible: Minnesota Students Only: Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a four year college or university in the State of Minnesota and working in a medically related curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel system are eligible. Students can receive no more than two undergraduate scholarships from the American Heart Association. How the Scholars Are Selected: Scholars will be chosen on merit by an American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Committee of medical and/or scientific professionals. How Candidates Apply: Candidates must submit the appropriate form and complete all requirements. Applications must be fully completed to receive consideration. Where to Apply: For further information and application forms, please visit www.heart.org/mnscholarships

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.)

Robert MacIntyre and Zaida Cordero-MacIntyre School of Public Health Scholarship

The faculty in each department will select the Hispanic student who best meets the eligibility requirements established by Robert MacIntyre and Zaida Cordero MacIntyre. Each student nominated by their respective departments will be eligible for one of two $500 School of Public Health scholarships.

Alma S. Adams Scholarship

The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact. Scholarship Criteria 1. Applicants must provide evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control. The community service activity should be described in the personal statement. 2. Applicants must submit documentation of financial need for scholarship funds (SAR report). 3. Students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a related field will be considered eligible. 4. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 (B average) for the most recent academic year.

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.)

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.

Richard L. Davis, FACMPE – UNC Scholarship

Graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Graduate School of Public Health. To apply, contact: Office of Scholarships and Student Aid The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 300 Pettigrew Hall, CB #2300 PO Box 1080 Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1080 Phone: 919.962.8396

HSF/Pfizer Fellowship Program

Program Description: The HSF/Pfizer Fellowship Program is available on a competitive basis to Hispanic graduate students at selected universities and in selected majors. The fellowship includes a $10,000 award for the academic year, and a paid Summer internship in New York. A renewal award of $10,000 for a second year is contingent upon participation in internship and continued academic success. Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Be a graduate student enrolled full-time during the upcoming academic year, at one of the following institutions in one of the specified schools: Carnegie Mellon - The Heinz School Columbia University - Teachers College, Columbia Business School, School of Public Health Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations, School of Management, Public Policy, School of Public Health, Cornell Medical School Harvard University - School of Public Health, Harvard Business School/Woodrow Wilson, Harvard Medical School John Hopkins University - School of Public Health Massachusetts Institute of Technology - School of Management New York University - Stern Northwestern University - School of Business Stanford University - School of Business University of California-Berkeley - School of Public Health University of California-Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management University of Chicago - Graduate School of Business University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana - Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Public Health, School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania - School of Business University of Texas at Austin - School of Business University of Texas at Houston - School of Public Health University of Washington at Seattle - School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Medicine Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) Must apply for Federal Financial Aid Be available to participate in a mandatory, paid 12-week Summer internship in New York City.

Student Scholarships in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

$2000 scholarships will be available for students specifically researching cerebrovascular disease and stroke. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to receive a travel grant to attend the AHA’s International Stroke Conference. Scholarship recipients must submit an abstract for the conference and get accepted in order to be eligible for this travel award. Applicants who are eligible for the ISC travel grant will be contacted in an separate email by the end of October. Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study. Each applicant and applicant's preceptor must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual. For questions, please contact: Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships

Nursing Education Scholarship

TravelNursing.org is happy to provide scholarships for qualifying applicants who are applying to a medical related field or who are currently pursuing further education in the fields of nursing and medicine. Interested applicants are invited to submit an essay of 500-1000 words explaining what it is they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field. Applicants and potential scholarship winners will be critiqued by the editorial staff at TravelNursing.org and selected annually on February 10th. Applications for this year’s award are due by January 10th. Travel Nursing Scholarship Applications are welcomed from anybody who meets the application requirements. If you are currently enrolled in a medical program or have been accepted by a program but not yet started, you are eligible to apply for the scholastic award. TravelNursing.org is proud to support the advancement of medicine and science and hopes to be able to contribute to the education of those who diligently strive to improve the health of the future. If you wish to apply, please review the application requirements and submit all information to scholarship@travelnursing.org. Scholarship Details and Requirements Premise $1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to the chosen applicant. Scholarship shall benefit any person 17 years of age or older who is currently accepted to a medicine related program but not yet started, or any current undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in and attending a medicine related program at an accredited institution of learning. Requirements Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted to a full-time medicine related program, but not yet attending because the established start date of the program has not arrived. Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted to and attending a full-time medicine related program at an accredited institution of learning. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, based on the previous year’s academic performance. Application Process Applicant shall submit all contact information as contained within the application, including name, address, phone number, email, date of birth and sex. Applicant shall submit proof of age. A photocopy of a driver’s license or other valid ID is acceptable. Applicant shall submit proof of enrollment or acceptance to an accredited institution of learning. A photocopy of transcripts or acceptance letter is acceptable. Applicant shall submit an essay of at least 500 words but no more than 1000 words that explain what they hope to accomplish in the medical field and how they will impact the lives of others with the education and knowledge they acquire while in medical training. Essay will also include the student’s opinion of why they feel they should be selected to receive the scholarship funds. Selection Applications will be reviewed by a panel and winner selected based on criteria set forth in the requirements section of this document. Once the winner is decided and notified of the award, he/she will receive a mailed 1099-MISC tax form and the check will be delivered to their address. The winner of the scholarship award will be fully responsible for the taxes incurred from receiving the award.

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