MPH Scholarship Information
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For Online MPH Students only:
The goal for this non-competitive scholarship recruit and retain the best quality students to the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health’s online MPH program across Texas and to build the public health workforce in rural communities or rural organizations.
The scholarship amount is $4,000 and is distributed as $1,500 in the first semester and then $2,500 when students conduct their Applied Practice Experience (APE) at a rural facility. It is up to the Department of Public Health program within the JJMSPPH 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 who are committed to pursue the Online MPH program (full or part time). Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the committee. If awarded, the scholarship awardee will be ineligible for other existing competitive scholarships including the rural health scholarship. Students accepting an offered scholarship, must agree and adhere to the additional requirements:
- In the first semester, the student must do a course project in either SPPH 5316 (for fall enrollees) or SPPH 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 their 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 the SPPH. 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:
- GRE (if taken)
- 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.
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.
Fall Deadline : September 1
|Rural Health Scholarship Application|
The Department of Public Health within the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health (JJMSPPH) seeks to recruit and retain public health students who are dedicated to provide service-learning activities in their communities. "Service-learning" is defined as a structured learning experience that combines community service with preparation and reflection.
- Must be a SPPH student and enrolled in a TTUHSC graduate program full time in fall and spring semesters (minimum of nine hours)
- Maintain satisfactory progress on their degree plan and remain in good standing. If a student drops below a 3.0 GPA in one semester, he/she will lose their scholarship the next semester.
- Provide a reflection paper at the end of each semester.
- Present final project outcomes at the end of the scholarship.
- Must participate in monthly meetings of Scholars.
Fall Deadline : September 22