College of Public Health Diversity Scholarships

The College of Public Health Diversity Scholarships support incoming first-year students who are directly admitted to the public health major. This award is based on merit (standardized test scores and GPA) and responses to short essay questions. Eligible students include individuals who are from historically underrepresented populations (Alaskan Native/American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander or multi-racial), first-generation college students, and/or students who have a demonstrated financial need through a completed FAFSA.

Award: One-time award from $250-$1000, depending on merit and demonstrated financial need. Award amount will be adjusted so as not to exceed the cost of attendance when all scholarships are combined. This award is not renewable.

Eligibility to apply:

  • Admitted to the College of Public Health
  • AND one of the following:
    - Completed a FAFSA and have financial need;
    - OR Either parent does not have a college degree (first gen);
    - OR Ethnicity includes Alaskan Native/American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, or multi-racial
  • Applications due February 1, 2020

Award
One-time award of $250-$1000, depending on merit and demonstrated financial need.
Scopes
College of Public Health
Deadline
02/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. What do you think is the greatest challenge facing public health today and why?
  2. The UI College of Public Health is committed to facilitating an atmosphere rich in cultural perspectives and actively supporting and promoting diversity in the college and the public health workforce. Given our commitment to these issues, how do you think you could enrich and contribute to our diverse community?
  3. What experiences have you had or activities have you participated in that have fostered your interest in public health?