COPH Scholarships

Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Pre-professional Student Scholarship in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Award Amount $1,000

This award is to recognize an outstanding student majoring in a field related to health promotion and disease prevention on any campus of the University of Nebraska.

Scholarship award shall be applied toward tuition and fees in the subsequent academic year. Upon completion of the scholarship year, the recipient shall submit a brief report (less than five pages), to the COPH Dean describing her/his experience during the year and the impact of the scholarship on academic and career plans.

Eligible candidates are regularly-enrolled University of Nebraska undergraduate students in good academic standing who are majoring in a field related to health promotion and disease prevention. Majors may include, but are not limited to, undergraduate health professions, community health education, nutrition, psychology, biology, and exercise physiology. Candidates shall have expressed an interest in a career addressing health promotion and disease prevention, and insight into and understanding of careers related to health promotion and disease prevention. The career plan may focus on education, research, and/or practice, with particular attention to the needs of Nebraska and its citizens.

How to Apply:

    1. Applicant Form
    2. See form for instructions on additional documents to submit
    3. Faculty Letter of Support

DEADLINE: Complete applications are due February 15, 2017

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Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Public Health Research Student Award

Award Amount $1,500

Award is to be used for research support, research-related activities, and expenses necessary to execute the defined public health research project.

Eligible candidates are full time College of Public Health students in good academic standing who are enrolled in master’s or doctorate programs and have defined a public health research project. The selection criteria address the degree to which the student’s defined research project demonstrates disease prevention and health promotion through public health education, research, and/or practice, with particular attention to the needs of Nebraska and its citizens.

How to Apply:

    1. Applicant Form
    2. Faculty Letter of Support (see form for instructions)
    3. Budget Form 

DEADLINE: Complete applications are due February 1, 2017

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Carruth J. Wagner, M.D., Scholarship in Public Health

Award Amount $1,000

Scholarship award shall be applied toward tuition and fees in the subsequent academic year. It is anticipated that a minimum of four scholarships will be awarded with a minimum of two going to MPH students and two going to MS/PhD students.

Eligible candidates are full time UNMC College of Public Health students in good academic standing who are enrolled in masters or doctoral programs and have defined a public health research project. The selection criteria address the student’s academic qualifications, career goals, potential for contributions to the field of public health, and views of public health challenges and how leadership in public health may meet those challenges.

How to Apply:

    1. Applicant Form
    2. Two letters of recommendation (see form for instructions)

DEADLINE: Complete applications are due February 1, 2017

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Patte L. Martin Scholarship

Award Amount $1,000
Please note the prize may constitute taxable income to recipient.

Eligible candidates are MPH students enrolled full time within the COPH with preference given to students who are the first to attend either an undergraduate or graduate institution. Specific selection criteria preference is given to a student who is the first in their family to attend an undergraduate or graduate institution, academic qualifications, quality of essay, and quality of letter of recommendation.


How to apply:

    1. Applicant Form
    2. Personal essay (one page limit) addressing the impact of the student’s education on their desire to work in public health, specifically addressing if they are the first person in their family to attend either an undergraduate or graduate institution.
    3. A letter of recommendation.
    4. Academic transcript
    5. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
    6. Digital headshot photograph (jpeg or tiff) and a 150 word biography that could be used in the awards program if selected to receive the award.

DEADLINE: Complete applications are due February 1, 2017

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Public Health Workforce Expansion Scholarship

The Public Health Workforce Expansion Scholarship supports early and middle career professionals employed by public health non-profits, the Department of Health and Human Services, local public health departments or federally qualified health centers in the State of Nebraska and working to improve the health of Nebraskans.  The scholarship will provide financial support towards completion of graduate level education in a public health certificate or Master of Public Health degree program in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Eligibility

Benefits to Recipient

Application Process

    1. Completion of the Application Form
    2. Provide letter of support from employer (Supervisor or Human Resources Representative)

Deadlines

Current Enrolled Student, April 21, 2017
New Fall 2017 Student, July 1, 2017

 

 

UNMC College of Public Health, Suzanne and Ward Chambers Global Health Fellowship 2018

The UNMC College of Public announces a call for applications to the 2018 Suzanne and Ward Chambers Global Health Fellowship.

Students at the College of Public Health are eligible. Multidisciplinary applications that involved a CoPH student with another health discipline may be considered, however non-COPH students will be expected to seek their own funding for travel and expenses from other sources. Students are to be interested in conducting health engagement projects or population health research overseas in qualified countries (countries without U.S. State Department travel restrictions). Projects ranked highly for this funding are those with:

The fellowship is expected to include 4 to 6 weeks of global site work, with an additional 4 to 6 weeks dedicated to preparation for the research project, post-data collection analysis and manuscript preparation. The total summer time allotted is 10 weeks, starting in June and ending mid-August. A written report and an oral presentation, given at the Summer Global Health Fellowship grand rounds in October 2018, are expected work products.

Flexibility in this schedule may be made available to students on a case-by-case basis where global travel may be difficult to schedule in summer due to other academic commitments. Each circumstance will be addressed by the faculty advisory committee.

Requirements, necessary for each potential fellow to submit with their application:

  1. Global Health Fellowship proposal that includes the sections detailed below (3 page limit, with page limit not including the references). Public Health, Suzanne and Ward Chambers Global Health Fellowship 2018
  2. Two letters of support, one from a UNMC faculty mentor and one from the global site mentor which should include an assurance that the site includes necessary infrastructure and local guidance for the proposed research project. It should also include names of collaborators at the site.
  3. A two page-bio sketch of faculty mentor and fellowship applicant in NIH format:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424R-R_biosketchsample_VerC.docx
  4. IRB and other UNMC approvals if human subject research is proposed (from both UNMC and from host country). Allow 3-4 months to obtain IRB approval. https://www.unmc.edu/irb/
  5. Brief budget for air travel, local rooms and boards, laboratory expenses, in-country field expenses that are directly related to research and engagement (Chambers Global Fellowship Budget Application Form).

 

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Please email application materials to:

Jessica Tschirren
Director of Student Affairs
Email: jtschirren@unmc.edu

* Please title the email “Public Health Workforce Expansion Scholarship”

* Re-application is required annually.  Preference is given to prior recipients in good academic standing.

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