Joseph Tringali Scholarship Recipients
Joseph C. Tringali, an innovator and visionary businessman from Baltimore, was a man of many abilities and gifts. He had the ability to work hard, to persevere, and to overcome many obstacles in order to achieve success in business and in life.
His greatest gift was his family, to whom he owed all and devoted all. But he also had the gift of gratitude. He recognized his own good fortune and empathized with those who were less fortunate. He was especially touched by the plight of children who faced hardships and challenges, whether due to health issues, poverty, or lack of opportunity and encouragement.
The Tringali Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a firm commitment to embarking on a career in public health that will address the challenges facing disadvantaged children and improve their opportunities for healthy and productive lives.
Applicants should indicate their interest when applying to their master's program via SOPHAS.
Jordan Carl, 2021 Scholarship Recipient
MPH Major: Community Health and Prevention
Jordan's Focus: Through my past studies and experiences, I have seen the power public health initiatives can have to change the trajectory of families' days and lives. I have specifically worked in areas of child nutrition, domestic poverty advocacy, COVID-19 resource coordination and child life at an in-patient clinic. Through each of these positions, I have directly and indirectly supported low-income and marginalized children and families.
From a legislative perspective, I have seen how grave lowering the poverty line can be for families barely scraping by and how critical policy governing nutrition programs are to hungry children. I have also worked with families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and seen the gaps in the programs.
At Dornsife, I am interested in continuing to learn about how to best serve and amplify the voices of disadvantaged populations. I am looking forward to getting involved in community-led interventions and research.
With an MPH in Community Health and Prevention, I will be better equipped to listen to children and families and improve health outcomes in underserved communities by acting as an advocate.
Hiba Chaudhry, 2021 Scholarship Recipient
MPH Major: Health Management and Policy
Hiba's Focus: As a child, I always knew that I wanted to help people out and create a difference in the world. Coming from a country where poverty was high and many mothers and children, especially babies were at a disadvantage.
While pursuing my education, I learned more about the disparities faced by mothers and how important it is for us to create an environment where everyone deserves to lead a healthy and peaceful life, with access to healthcare and regarding mothers and children, access to formula and an abundance of healthy food.
I have volunteered in programs where we would help children by providing them with education as well as with the basic medical knowledge so that they could care for their hygiene.
I applied for my Master’s in Public Health after graduating from college with the focus in Health Management and Policy and a concentration in Maternal and Child Health because I think it is a matter which is sometimes overlooked, especially in third world countries and this creates a path to the birth of new diseases and poor health among mothers and children.
Learn more about the Maternal and Child Health Program at the Dornsife School of Public Health