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Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Scholarships

Fay W. Boozman Public Health and Community Service Scholarship Fund

To honor his memory and provide support for students in furtherance of their public health education, Dr. Boozman’s family and friends have endowed the Fay W. Boozman Public Health and Community Service Scholarship Fund.  This scholarship is given annually to a deserving MPH student or students (based upon available funding) selected from a pool of applicants. 

Eligibility

  • Students will be eligible to apply for the scholarship upon meeting the following criteria:
  • Currently enrolled in the UAMS COPH as a candidate for the MPH degree
  • Returning for the Fall semester following the award
  • Seeking the MPH degree
  • In good academic standing and have successfully completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in the UAMS COPH
  • Not a previous scholarship recipient

Fay W. Boozman Textbook Scholarship

To honor his memory and provide support for students in furtherance of their public health education, former Governor Mike Huckabee’s Cabinet and UAMS Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson provided funding to establish the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Boozman Textbook Fund Award.  The Textbook Fund Award is given annually to a COPH student or students (based upon available funding) selected from a pool of applicants to assist in the purchase of textbooks and related materials.

Eligibility

  • Students will be eligible to apply for the Textbook Fund Award upon meeting the following criteria:
  • Currently enrolled in the UAMS COPH
  • Returning for the Fall semester following the award
  • Seeking a degree or certificate
  • In good academic standing and have successfully completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in the UAMS COPH
  • Not a previous recipient of the Textbook Fund Award

David Bourne Public Health Physician Memorial Scholarship

In recognition of a lifetime of achievement in public health policy and the ability to make others want to share in his dreams for better health for all Arkansans, Dr. David E. Bourne’s family and friends endowed the David Bourne Public Health Physician Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to the medical student or resident who exhibits an interest and aptitude in public health policy through study to obtain a Masters in Public Health at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

Eligibility

Students will be eligible to apply for the scholarship upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in the UAMS COPH as a candidate for the MPH degree
  • Demonstrated interest in public health policy
  • Has an MD, or currently pursuing MD
  • In good academic standing and have successfully completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in the UAMS COPH

Edward F. and Carol C. Stewart Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Public Health

Dr. Katharine E. Stewart, former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, and Jada Walker, MEd have established The Edward F. and Carol C. Stewart Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Public Health to provide support to an outstanding student’s commitment to achieving academic excellence in public health. 

Eligibility

Students will be eligible to apply for the scholarship upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Currently a degree-seeking student in one of the COPH’s masters or doctoral degree program (MPH, MHA, DrPH, PhD)
  • Completion of at least 18 credit hours towards that degree with a GPA of 3.85 or higher

The John Haley Memorial Student Assistance Fund

The John Haley Memorial Student Assistance Fund is dedicated to providing assistance to students accepted by or currently enrolled in the  programs of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Applicants must provide a degree/certificate plan that emphasizes environmental and occupational health.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Qualify for in-state tuition
  • Good academic standing
  • Appropriate academic history

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Commitment to environmental or occupational health training
  • Funds not readily available from another source

Scholarship funds may be requested to cover the costs of:

  • Tuition charges for courses offered by the department of Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Text books for courses in offered in the EOH program
  • Supplies and equipment required for student projects
  • Travel associated with student projects
  • Travel to professional meetings approved by the faculty advisor
  • Travel associated with presentation of results at professional meetings

 

Application forms will be available in the EOH department and in the COPH Office of Student Affairs.

Requests for Scholarship funds to be used for tuition and books will be reviewed by the EOH’s Scholarship Committee, prior to the fall, spring, and summer terms.

The Scholarship Committee will be comprised of no fewer than three EOH faculty.

Requests for Scholarship funds will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee prior to the fall, spring and summer sessions. Travel and supply requests will be reviewed on an as needed basis.

Students receiving a favorable review of their written application will be interviewed by a committee member prior to the award of funds. All or part of a student’s request may be funded.

Any funds recovered by the student, for example the refund of tuition charges after a class is dropped, will be returned to the Scholarship fund.

The above mentioned scholarships will be overseen by Morris Cranmer, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Health, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham #820, Little Rock , AR 72205 -7199. His office is located in room 1227 on the first floor of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health building. He may be reached at 501-526-6696, Fax 501-526-6750.

The Dr. Jan S. Richter Health Behavior Health Education Scholarship

Dr. Jan S. Richter and Dr. Charles Cranford, former faculty members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health have established the Dr. Jan S. Richter Health Behavior Health Education Scholarship to provide support for an outstanding student’s attainment of a Master of Public Health degree.

The award recipient will be nominated by the HBHE faculty and must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently a degree-seeking student in the COPH MPH program
  • Completion of at least the MPH core courses (18 credit hours)
  • Formally declared pursuit of the Health Behavior Health Education (HBHE) specialty track
  • Completion of at least 9 hours in the HBHE specialty track beyond the core courses
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and be in good standing in the COPH

Fellowships

CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
Email: vgoodson@cste.org

CSTE, in collaboration with CDC, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The Fellowship’s mission is to meet the nation’s ongoing need for applied epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments through a national fellowship-training program.

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
Email: aphif@cste.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the Association of State Health Officials (ASTHO), the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), has established this Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied public health informatics. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating Fellows will receive one year of on-the-job training at a local or state health agency under the guidance of experienced mentors.

Health Systems Integration Program
Email: hsip@cste.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), has established this Fellowship to facilitate the integration of public health and clinical health systems.  Participating Fellows will receive one year of on-the-job training at a local or state health agency under the guidance of experienced mentors.

General External Scholarships

American Council of Learned Societies
A private, nonprofit federation of seventy national scholarly organizations is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.

Funding Opportunities from The National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the U.S. by competitively awarding funding for research and education in the sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Grants and Fellowships, AHRQ (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the Dept of Health and Human Services offers a number of grants and fellowships for research aimed at promoting improvements in clinical and health system practices.

League of United American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund
Merit-based scholarships for US Citizens only.

Leopold Schepp Foundation
An annual award can be up to an $8,500 maximum.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Scholarships for research on drug abuse and addiction.

National Institute of Health
Research and training grants for health professionals and students.

Office of University Partnerships (US Dept of Housing and Urban Development)
Office of University Partnerships offer funding and research opportunities to encourage and expand the efforts of institutions of higher education and urban scholars who are working with community groups.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Graduate scholarships (Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000).

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Training grants, scholarships and fellowships for health professionals and doctorate students

Study Abroad Scholarships

International Scholarships.com
Premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
IEFA is a resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country.

International Students

International Students interested in scholarship awards are urged to pursue as many avenues as possible when applying for aid. Although international students are not eligible for federal financial assistance, they may apply for private loans.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
ASF offers fellowships, grants and research program funding for research in the U.S.

EducationUSA
A guide to education in the U.S.; Provides information about financial assistance, in addition to important aspects of pursuing a degree.

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Programs include the Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships. IIE provides many resources and information for International students.

Scholarships for Women

Association of Women in Science
The AWIS Educational Awards Committee is pleased to offer awards to support women planning a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship
Provides support and encouragement for independent, graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly for women and members of minority groups.

Scholarships for Minorities

Mongolia Society
Dr. Gombojab Hangin Memorial Scholarship for Mongolian Students.

National Federation of the Blind
Scholarship for the Blind.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Hispanic Individuals.

The National Italian American Foundation
Scholarships for Italian Americans.

Scholarships for Veterans or Active Military

Air Force Association- Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship
The Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship to an active duty Air Force, full time Air National Guard or full time Air Force Reserve (officer or enlisted) pursuing a Master’s Degree in a non-technical field of study.

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
The Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans; the program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

Scholarships for Online Students

Online Colleges.org
Supports a Student Scholarship for Single Parents

 

Fellowships

Africans Doctoral Candidate Fellowship
Offers qualified advanced graduate students the opportunity to spend three summer months at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Water Works Association:
The Abel Wolman Fellowship is designed to support promising doctoral students in the U.S., Canada and Mexico pursuing advanced training and research in the field of water supply and treatment.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
This program provides grants and leadership opportunities for students wishing to conduct research and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students.

James Madison Fellowships
Are you planning to be a teacher? The James Madison Memorial Foundation, an independent agency of the federalgovernment, offers fellowships to help individuals like you become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum has established the Postdoctoral Earth and Planetary Sciences Fellowship to support scientific research in this area. Also, other fellowships are available.

White House Fellows Program
White House Fellowships offer outstanding young Americans the chance to participate in the daily business of governing our nation.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The fellowships are for study toward graduate degree.

Environmental Health Sciences

Air and Waste Management Association
Environmental scholarships based on air and waste management.

EnviroEducation.com
The Environmental School Directory. Search and compare environmental schools for campus and online degree
programs as well as Scholarships offered.

Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.

Humanities Grant Information – National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Find out how to apply for a grant from the NEH, an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities.

Arkansas Environmental Federation
The Arkansas Environmental Federation, a business group with over 250 member companies, has provided more than $80,000 in scholarship awards to 43 students since 1992. The association awards the scholarships to assist students who intend to pursue business and/or education careers, specifically those that will address the regulatory concerns of industry with regard to sound science legislation and conservation and stewardship of Arkansas’ environment.

General Financial Aid Information

Student Scholarship Search
Financial Aid informational website for graduate students provided by the Student Loan Network.

Grants.gov
A source to find and apply for federal grants (U.S. citizens only).

Peterson’s Guide
A comprehensive guide to college information.

School Scholarships
College scholarships and financial aid information for students.

Explore Health Careers
A free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.

FinAid.org
“One of the most comprehensive sources of student financial aid information, advice and tools on or off the web.”

Mensa Foundation
The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. (Applications avail/due: Sept. /Jan.

Loan Repayment Options

Listed below are options for loan repayment. Please also contact your lender for specific information.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 established a new public service loan forgiveness program. FinAid.org provides you with information on this program.

Free Scholarship Databases

FastWeb Scholarships
A site that can match you up with different private scholarships. Please note that most if not all of the scholarships offered by FastWeb are for US citizens only.

Scholarships4School
A free website that “provides students with the tools they need to make informed decisions about obtaining scholarships and other forms of financial aid.” US citizens only, they offer a lot of choices for minority students as well.