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Arthur Frank Scholarship Recipients

The Arthur L. Frank Endowed Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance in the form of tuition awards for students majoring in Environmental and Occupational Health who share the life-long commitment of Dr. Arthur L. Frank to advance and improve the health and safety of all workers and their natural and man-made environments.

All MPH applicants should indicate their interest in the Frank Scholarship when they apply to Drexel Dornsife via SOPHAS. Applicants interested in being considered for Dornsife's endowed scholarships are encouraged to apply no later than January 15.

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Ripon Hosain, 2023-24 scholarship recipient

Major: MS in Environmental and Occupational Health

Ripon's Focus: During my professional career as an Environmental and Occupational Health specialist in different industries, I was quite satisfied and excelled in the excitement of the unexpected. However, at a turning point in my life, the excitement and challenge dwindled, and I wanted a broader goal, a new way to “make a difference” in the world of Environmental and Occupational Health. With my undergraduate degree in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety and relevant work experiences, I still felt the importance of acquiring in-depth knowledge and skill-sets by doing research in this field.

My desire for in-depth knowledge made me interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. I am passionate about environmental and occupational health because everything around us impacts our health, be it the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat or the homes we live in. My main focus from this degree is to perform research in various environmental and occupational health issues, learn analytical methodologies, and the scientific approach to reduce or eliminate these risks in the communities and workplaces.

Upon completion of my master’s degree, I look forward to working with leading industries or communities where I could perform a vital role with extensive and incorporated Environmental and Occupational Health proficiencies earned from this degree. By achieving my goals, I would be able to contribute significantly to the broad range of organizations and communities with my ultimate aim of ensuring a safer and healthier environment for everyone.

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Peyton Scott, past scholarship recipient

Major: MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health

Peyton's Focus: My passion for the environment started early while playing outside in the woods behind my house. While in school, it has continued to grow as my knowledge of the environment’s importance to our own health became clearer.

I then discovered the field of public health but was unsure of what topic in the field that I enjoyed the most, until my first environmental health course. This caused me to start thinking about my future career and how I could become involved with those trying to keep the environment safe and healthy.

After graduating school, I became a member of AmeriCorps and assisted FEMA with disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Florida. I witnessed the intense destruction and knew from my public health courses that storms like that are going to become more common as the climate changes. During the program, I applied for my Master's in Public Health focusing on the environment because I think it is a huge public health issue globally and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.