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Public Health Scholarships and Awards

The School of Public Health awards scholarships to students demonstrating significant academic achievements, engagement in research pursuits, and educational interest in different areas of public health. Announcements, including information about application procedures and deadlines, will be made in the fall academic term via the SPH-Students listserv.

Scholarship applications will be accessible via the UIC Scholarships and Awards (SNAP) system toward the end of the fall semester.  Awards are typically paid out in the spring term. Please note that students cannot receive a monetary award from the school in a term for which they are graduating.

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  • Review the specific awards available under each of the SPH applications.
  • Complete the general UIC SNAP general application. This is required before filling out any other applications in the system.
  • Complete the SPH-General Scholarships Application– This applications covers the majority of scholarships/awards for SPH students, including both school-wide and division/program specific awards. SPH students from all graduate degree levels are encouraged to apply for awards through this application.
  • Consider filling out these additional applications, if they apply to you:
    1. SPH-Doctoral Awards Application– This application covers scholarships/awards that are specifically targeted to doctoral students.
    2. SPH-Global Health Scholarships and Awards Application– This application covers scholarships/awards that are specifically related to students pursuing a global health field experience.
    3. SPH-Alan W. Donaldson Award – This award honors one graduating student for significant academic excellence, qualities of leadership, and community service. It is the most prestigious award granted by the UIC School of Public Health and is a memorial to Alan W. Donaldson, ScD, a founding father of the School and its first Associate Dean. Applicants must be among the graduating class from a School of Public Health degree program (summer 2020, fall 2020, or spring 2021). Additionally, selected applicants will record video remarks for the School’s Commencement Ceremony for Spring 2021. The Donaldson Award requires 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members and a letter from an outside community agency or organization. The SNAP system allows you to enter the name and email address of the faculty members providing your letter. Please be sure to reach out to the faculty members before you enter their name in the system. Please be careful to correctly enter the faculty member’s email address. The letter from an outside agency/organization should be received directly by you and uploaded to the SNAP system.
    4.  SPH-Rodney P. Musselman Travel Award – This award supports students attending professional conferences or meetings, including travel, accommodations, meals, and registration fees.

Applications will be linked below along with deadline information as available. Information about the specific awards available through each application are listed below.

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Application Deadlines Heading link

Application Open Date Deadline
SPH-Scholarships and Awards Application 12/14/23 1/31/24
SPH-Doctoral Scholarships and Awards Application 12/14/23 1/31/24
SPH-Global Health Scholarships and Awards Application TBD TBD
SPH-Alan W. Donaldson Award TBD TBD
SPH-Rodney P. Musselman Travel Award TBD TBD

Scholarship Categories Heading link

Schoolwide Scholarships and Awards

  • 2020 Scholarship Fund
  • Alan W. Donaldson Award
  • Amuwo Minority Scholarships
  • Barbara Lewis MHA Community Service Scholarship (MHA students only)
  • Bertuzis Family Scholarship
  • Bessie Vrba Dolecek and Edward Dolecek Memorial Student Support Fund
  • Bonnie C. Minsky Award
  • Dr. Chris Barker Biostatistics – Epidemiology Scholarship Fund (EPI/BIO students only)
  • Hamilton Research Scholarship
  • Dr. J Nnaemeka and Uchenna S. Onwuta Scholarship Fund
  • Mabel Ross Student Scholarship Fund
  • Michael Bruton Workplace Safety Scholarship (EOHS students only)
  • Paul Levy Memorial Student Support Fund
  • Scrimshaw Family Latino Health Scholarship
  • Andre Gilmore Stanley DrPH Scholarship for Equity (DrPH students only)
  • SPH General Scholarship Fund
  • Support for Inclusion of Affected Populations in Epidemiological Research Fund (EPI student only)
  • Sylvia E. Furner Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • UIC Saundra and Peter Spilotro Scholarship Fund
  • Viron L. Diefenbach Award for Excellence in Student Research
  • William Haenszel Memorial Scholarships

Global Health Scholarships & Awards

  • Donna Farley Global Health Scholarship
  • Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship
  • The Paul Brandt-Rauf Scholarship in Global Health

Doctoral Scholarships and Awards

  • Frederick J. Kviz PhD Dissertation Research Support Scholarship
  • Sharon Telleen Maternal and Child Health Awards

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