All MPH applicants should indicate their interest in the Frank Scholarship via SOPHAS. Applicants interested in being considered for Dornsife's endowed scholarships are encouraged to apply no later than January 15.
Peyton Scott, 2019 Scholarship Recipient
MPH Major: 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.