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Outside Funding and Scholarship Resources

Public Health Scholarship/Fellowship Information

American Association of University Women
AAUW is providing $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool. 

American Chemistry Society Scholarships 
ACS sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology and teaching. The programs aim to encourage diversity among applicants and build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science and technology. 

American Society for Microbiology
Various scholarships, grants, and aware available. 

CDC Minority Fellowships 
The CDC and the Association of Schools of Public Health have teamed up to provide funding for minority doctoral students. The goal “is to enhance the preparation of future public health professionals from ethnic and racial minorities by providing unique training opportunities in prevention research.” Applications are available online.

Commissioned Corps Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)
The JRCOSTEP allows students to gain valuable professional experience with the PHS early in their education. JRCOSTEP participants serve in assignments throughout the country during their official school breaks for periods from 31 to 120 days. Although opportunities can be offered throughout the year, most JRCOSTEP participants are hired for the summer months (June, July, August). 

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 
The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, we award more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States. Recipients demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. 

Emerging Leaders 
The Emerging Leaders Program is a two-year program that will allow you to explore diverse career fields, involving your educational background, within the Department of Health and Human Services, while providing you with the skills and experience needed for a career with the Federal Government. During the program you will have unique professional opportunities, including close interaction with various agency executives, as well as with public, private, non-profit, and advocacy organizations. If selected for the program, you will be hired at the GS-9 level. After 1 year in the program, you will be considered for a promotion to a GS-11. At the end of the program, graduates are advanced to a GS-12 level. Recruitment typically occurs annually from September-March. 

Emerging Leaders in Public Health Fellowship
The Emerging Leaders in Public Health Program is designed to prepare the next generation of public health leaders by identifying and training those individuals with the talent to serve in significant leadership capabilities in the next decade.

Fulbright-Hays Funding
This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

HSF Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:
High school seniors
Undergraduate students (all years)
Community college students transferring to four year universities
Graduate Students

Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program
The goal of these three interrelated scholarship programs is to train the professional health personnel necessary to staff I H S health programs serving the Indian people. Both full and part-time student opportunities are available. Eligibility information: Applicant must be an American Indian or Alaska Native. Applications are processed on a rolling basis.

LGBT Heart Scholarship for Health Professionals
The LGBT HEART Scholarship Fund is for students in the health professions seeking to promote the health and well-being of the LGBT community. Scholarships are available on an annual basis to “out” LGBT students pursuing advanced (Masters level or higher) degrees in the health professions. 

NIH Research and Training Opportunities
Search the National Institutes of Health’s site for a variety of research and training programs designed for a student and post graduates. Some of the opportunities include loan repayment programs, summer internships, post baccalaureate research, graduate education programs, post-doctoral training, clinical and research training programs. 

Out To Innovate Scholarships
The Scholarships were established following NOGLSTP’s inaugural Out to Innovate Career Summit, with lead funding support from Battelle. The new scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community. These scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers. The scholarships, funded at a minimum of $5,000 each, will be awarded for the Fall 2011 academic year. Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply. Student applicants must meet the following criteria:
Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university 
Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the entirety of college/university enrollment 
A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field 
Be an active supporter of and participant in programs 

Presidential Management Fellows Program 
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is your passport to a unique and rewarding career experience with the Federal Government. It was established by the President through an Executive Order in 1977 to attract outstanding leaders from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs to Federal service. Deadline: Annual, October. 

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is open to young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who seek experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs. You must have strong research, writing and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical. Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative process is preferred. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply. 

The National Environmental Health Association and American Academy of Sanitarians
Scholarships offer awards to graduate students in a Public Health degree program. Up to $1,000 available to students with proven financial need. 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Offers funding in heart, lung, blood, sleep, implementation science, precision medicine, clinical trials optimization, small business, and HIV/AIDS research areas. 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports individuals early in their graduate training in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) fields. 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
The primary objective of this funding opportunity announcement is to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists will be available in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical research agenda. This initiative seeks to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Detailed eligibility criteria are described in the full announcement.

Senior Commissioned Corps Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)
SRCOSTEP is designed to assist students financially during the final academic year of their qualifying degree in return for an agreement to work for the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps after graduation. The payback service obligation is equal to twice the time sponsored, i.e., an 18-month employment commitment for 9 months of financial support.
A SRCOSTEP application must be postmarked by December 31 of the year before you begin your final year of school. 

Society of Toxicology
Eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply are available as part of each individual award description.

The Ford Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation offers a suite of financial and program resources in Oregon, Siskiyou County, Calif., and, in some cases, other regions. Many recipients enthusiastically declare that the Scholarship Programs are about “so much more than the money.” Our selection committees strive to select recipients whose past and potential are worthy of special support. We work to develop a long-term relationship with such students – not simply to bestow a scholarship.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows. 

The Point Foundation - LGBT Scholarship
The Point Foundation provides not only money for tuition, books room and board, but also has a leadership program to help LGBT scholars succeed. From their website: "We pay particular attention to those students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation or gender identity."

The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California
The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) administers the portion of state retail taxes on tobacco products that are designated for research within California. This unique source of funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California. All applicants should review the RFP, LOI Instructions, and Application Instructions in their entirety, and must complete all necessary materials using the appropriate templates and forms. Failure to comply with provided instructions may result in administrative rejection of the application

Tylenol Brand Scholarship
The Tylenol Brand Scholarship Fund is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one year of school at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. You must be a resident of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia. Also, you must intend to major in a health-related field and demonstrate leadership in community and school activities to be eligible for this award. To fill out application at the Scholarship Program Administrators Inc. site use the access code TYLN.

United States Public Health Service
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers junior and senior students in health program opportunities for commissioned internships with the prestigious health service corps. Students may receive up to $2500 for each month of service. 

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation 
Several fellowships for individuals at varying points in their career are available. 

Scholarship Search Engines:

Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, PhD website on public health scholarships and fellowships 
National Institutes of Health 
American Cancer Society