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Scholarships

FAll 2021 Carruth J. Wagner, MD, Scholarship in Public Health

Minimum Award Amount $1,000

The 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 a minimum of two going to MPH students and two going to MS/Ph.D. 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, the 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:

Submit the following items via the online application:

DEADLINE: Complete applications are due April 7, 2021

 

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Fall 2021 Patte L. Martin Scholarship

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

Eligible candidates are MPH students enrolled full time within the COPH with preference given to students who are the first in their family 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 the essay, and quality of letter of recommendation.


How to apply:

Submit the following items via the online application:

    1. 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.
    2. One letter of recommendation
    3. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

DEADLINE: Complete applications are due April 7, 2021

 

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Fall 2021 Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, MD, Pre-professional Student Scholarship in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

        Minimum 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.

The 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 an 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:

DEADLINE: Complete applications are due April 9, 2021

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Student Funding for Research and Practice

 

Fall 2021 Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, MD, Public Health Research Student Award

Minimum Award Amount $1,500

The 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:

Submit the following items to Jessica Hicks at jessica.hicks@unmc.edu by April 1.  All documents must be submitted in a single email by deadline.

  1. A one-page abstract
  2. One page budget form
    1. Note: Any budget change desired after award must be approved by the Associate Dean for Research.
  3. Three to 5-page project description that includes the following:
    1. Introduction and background information
    2. Literature review
    3. Objectives
    4. Study design/method
    5. Research significance and public health impact
    6. Statement of intent to apply for IRB approval
    7. Collaborating partners, community organizations, mentors and/or advisors
    8. Timeline to complete the project.
  4. Student’s statement of how the proposed research is unique and separate from a faculty project, or a statement that the research is not related to a faculty project.
  5. Student’s statement of intent to apply for IRB approval.
  6. Letter from academic/research advisor that the proposed project is the work of the student and describing how the student project relates to the faculty member’s research (or a statement that the project does not relate to faculty research).
  7. 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 April 1, 2021

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