Scholarships for Current Students
About the Scholarships
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 2019, fall 2019, or spring 2020). Additionally, applicants must be available to speak at the School’s Commencement on May 8, 2020.
Amuwo Minority Scholarships
This scholarship is presented annually to one SPH student who demonstrates a commitment to working on health issues within the Black and African-American communities. The award is based on academic merit and financial need.
Bonnie C. Minsky Award
This award is presented annually to one School of Public Health graduate student with financial need. Preference shall be given to students whose research and education interests relate to maternal and child health, women’s health, healthy aging and nutrition.
MHA Community Service Scholarships
These scholarships support students who are enrolled in the MHA program. The recipients shall have financial need and shall demonstrate by previous engagement a commitment to community service.
Michael Bruton Workplace Safety Scholarship
This scholarship supports a graduate student in the division of environmental and occupational health sciences. Preference shall be given to an eligible student who has demonstrated an interest in research directly related to workplace safety.
Paul Levy Memorial Student Support Fund
This fund provides student support in the form of scholarships, travel awards and professional development for graduate students who are enrolled in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Scrimshaw Family Latino Health Scholarship
This scholarship is presented annually to one or more School of Public Health graduate students of Latino/Hispanic origin or descent, who self-identify as Latino, and/or whose area of study focuses on improving the health of the Latino/Hispanic population.
Viron L. Diefenbach Award for Excellence in Student Research
This award will be presented to a student in the Health Policy and Administration Division at the UIC School of Public Health to honor excellence in research.
Warren Lavey and Holly Rosencranz Fund
Graduate student interested in research in the field of climate change.
William Haenszel Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship supports the scholar activities of students pursuing studies in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
While UIC offers a variety of scholarships, the Doolen Scholarship is particularly tailored for graduate students at UIC’s health science colleges.
Applying for the Doolen Scholarship
The objective of the Doolen Scholarship is to facilitate the study of aging by providing scholarships to two outstanding graduate students. These scholarships are made possible by an endowment from the Retirement Research Foundation to honor the late Mr. Paul D. Doolen, a long-time member of the University of Illinois Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships of up to $3,500 each may be awarded to two graduate students in their second year of study, or beyond, whose principal scholarly interest is in the field of aging.