Scholarships for Current Students
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2020 Scholarship Fund
This award celebrates the 50th anniversary of School of Public Health. The scholarship is open to any graduate student.
Andre Gilmore Stanley DrPH Scholarship for Equity
This scholarship supports students in the DrPH program. Students should express a clear interest and action to address health equity with a preference for addressing racism as a public health issue. Students should be in the proposal stage of their DrPH program.
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. Additionally, applicants will need to record video remarks for the School’s Commencement Ceremony for Spring 2023.
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.
Barbara Lewis 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.
Bertuzis Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to MPH students who are the first in their family to pursue a graduate degree.
Bessie Vrba Dolecek and Edward Dolecek Memorial Student Support Fund
This scholarship provides need-based scholarship support to graduate students at the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Preference is given to graduate students with a demonstrated financial need whose interest is a chronic disease epidemiology area.
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.
Dr. Chris Barker Biostatistics – Epidemiology Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports graduate students at the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Hamilton Research Scholarship
This scholarship supports students conducting health policy research, specifically dealing with the consequences of the Affordable Care Act. Preference will be given to students whose research projects pertain to the stated interest.
Dr. J Nnaemeka and Uchenna S. Onwuth Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports undergraduate students. Preference is given to African American students who demonstrate academic merit.
Mabel Ross Student Scholarship
This scholarship will support undergraduate students.
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.
SPH General Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is open to any student at UIC School of Public Health.
Support for Inclusion of Affected Populations in Epidemiologic Research Fund
This scholarship shall support graduate MPH students working on their Integrative Learning Experience and MS students planning their thesis/dissertation in the Division of Epidemiology.
Sylvia E. Furner Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship will provide need-based scholarships to undergraduate students.
UIC Saundra and Peter Spilotro Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports students who have earned a nursing degree and are pursuing a graduate degree at SPH.
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.
University-Wide Scholarships Heading link
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.