Public Health Scholarships

Health Going Increasingly Global

Since public health as a major is not a single discipline but an interdisciplinary approach to providing for the health needs of entire populations, embracing disciplines like nutrition, environmental health, and epidemiology, there is a wide range of possible sources for scholarships. The following is only a small fraction of the available aid.

Government Scholarships

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) funnels grant money to train public health students to eighteen schools in the United States, which are called Education and Research Centers (ERCs.) The four primary areas covered in ERC courses are industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing and medicine, and occupational safety, and courses are offered for both college students and public health professionals.

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ERCs offer NIOSH traineeships to the institutions’ students, including full tuition and a monthly stipend during the training period. You can get a better idea of how the program works by reading this page from the University of Texas School of Public Health.

Scholarships From Private Organizations

National Environmental Health Association and American Academy of Sanitarians

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the American Academy of Sanitarians have combined to sponsor a set of scholarships for both undergraduates and graduate students using members’ donations. Acceptable fields of study are environmental health sciences and public health. You must be at least a junior in college, attending a school that belongs to either NEHA or the Environmental Health Accreditation Council to qualify.

Florida Environmental Health Association

The Florida Environmental Health Association (FEHA) underwrites a scholarship program for environmental health students, including courses in either environmental health or public health for professionals. You must have a GPA of 2.5 and belong to FEHA, and the amount of the award is at least $500.

Scholarships From Colleges

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida’s College of Public Health has posted a lengthy page of financial aid options available to public health students. Here are three of the scholarships:

Columbia University

The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health also provides a large catalogue of financial aid, including these three scholarships:

University of California Los Angeles

The School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles offers three fellowships to its graduate students:

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s philanthropic foundation offers various scholarships for students in the university’s Department of Public Health Professions, such as these three opportunities:

Johns Hopkins University

The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University has a number of different categories of scholarship aid for its students, and each individual department also hands out its own awards. Here are three of the institutional scholarships available for Bloomberg students, and all of them can be very valuable assets in your future public health career: