Master of Public Health Scholarship Opportunities
MPH Scholarship Information
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For Online MPH Students only:
The goal for this competitive scholarship is to utilize the funds toward recruiting and retaining the best quality students to the online MPH program across the entire Texas State and to build the public health workforce in rural communities or rural organizations. The scholarship amount is $4,000 to assist in students online graduate education toward the MPH degree. The scholarship is distributed as $1,500 in the first semester and then a second $2,500 when students conduct their Applied Practice Experience (APE) at a rural facility. It is up to the JJMDPH program to determine the number of scholarships awarded each round based on the funds available.
Scholarships are awarded to, new students, who are Texas residents and work in a rural setting, who have been accepted or are waiting for an admission decision, and are committed to pursue the Online MPH program (full or part time). The non-competitive scholarship awardee will be ineligible for the JJMDPH existing competitive scholarships including rural health scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the committee. Students accepting an offered scholarship, must agree and adhere to the additional requirements:
- In the student’s first semester, he/she must do a course project in either GSPH 5316 (for fall enrollees) or GSPH 5310 (for spring enrollees) that works with a rural-serving organization or otherwise addressing a rural issue, as deemed appropriate by the instructor. Summer enrollees will take one of the aforementioned classes as available.
- Student must agree to complete his/her Applied Practice Experience in a public health or health care facility located in a geographic area defined as rural. These sites must be designated as a rural site by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) rural analyzer: https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/rural-health. The MPH program will assist with locating a site. Students who reside in urban areas are eligible, but should use the Web site to determine their proximity to such sites.
- Facilities/clinics hosting the students will write to the Executive Vice President and Director of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health a few sentences on the student’s impact while being hosted by their facility.
- Student will be required to acknowledge that he/she received these funds in the appropriate manner, as well as receive the designation as a “Rural Scholar” in the graduation program and ceremony.
- In order to maintain the scholarship students must maintain a satisfactory progress on their MPH degree plan and remain in good standing of academic record (3.0 GPA or higher). If students go onto academic probation, they will lose the scholarship for the next semester. The scholarship may be renewed once the cumulative GPA is a 3.0 or higher.
Application Deadline: July 31st.
Competitive scholarships are awarded by the various concentrations and programs within GSBS. It is up to the concentration/program to determine the amount and number of scholarships they will be awarding each year based on the funds available and other factors determined by each concentration/program.
Criteria to be reviewed holistically include:
- Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Interview (Optional)
Students must also maintain satisfactory progress on their degree plan and remain in good standing. If a student goes onto academic probation, they will lose their scholarship for the next semester. During the semester of the forfeited scholarship, if a student has a semester GPA above a 3.0, the scholarship may be renewed.
Students awarded the scholarship and are late in finalizing their registration will incur late fees, those fees will be the financial responsibility of the student as such fees will not be covered by the scholarship nor will they be waived.
Students that have been awarded the Abilene Campus Competitive Scholarship are ineligible for the Rural Health Scholarship.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the committee.
The Rural Health Scholarship is open to Master of Public Health students enrolled full or part time.
|Award Amount: $1000-$2000||
Fall Deadline : September 1 Spring Deadline: December 1
|Rural Health Scholarship Application|