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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 2020, fall 2020, or spring 2021). Additionally, applicants to record video remarks for the School’s Commencement Ceremony for Spring 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

University-Wide Scholarships

While UIC offers a variety of scholarships, the Doolen Scholarship is particularly tailored for graduate students at UIC’s health science colleges.