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Two Drexel Dornsife MPH Students Win Winston Health Policy Scholarships

June 23, 2017

Dornsife School of Public Health students Garrett Devenney, MPH health management and policy ’18 and Greg Mayers, MPH health management and policy ’18 have received 2017-2018 Winston Health Policy Scholarships. This is the first year that Drexel students were eligible to apply for this scholarship thanks to a new partnership between the Winston Health Policy organization and the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPHH).

The Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program aims to increase the number and quality of individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level by awarding health policy students financial support to further their education. It commemorates the contributions and personal qualities of David A. Winston who, for 20 years, played a significant role in shaping the role of health policy in America. The Program recognizes student excellence and achievement based upon the student’s record and recommendations from faculty and colleagues and evidence of their interest in and commitment to health policy. 

“We are very excited to introduce another group of outstanding health policy Scholars to the national health policy discussion,” said David S. Abernethy, Managing Director, David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. “We are confident that each of these individuals – from excellent graduate health policy programs – will soon take their place as important contributors to the national health policy debate. We look forward to working with them now and in the future.”

In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Fellowship’s designation of annual fellowships, the Board authorized an unprecedented thirty $10,000 scholarships to students who demonstrate potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level upon graduation from their master’s degree program in health policy or management.  

A 2-day health policy symposium, held each fall, is one feature of the Scholars’ year.

For more information on the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship, its history and application process, please visit