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Public Health Scholarship Program

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The Public Health Scholarship Program at the UIC School of Public Health supports Master of Public Health (MPH) students to gain critical public health training and leadership skills to prepare them to respond to public health needs and public health emergencies statewide. The program is open to continuing and new MPH students, who meet the UIC in-state residency requirements, and identify as Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Applicants should demonstrate their desire to contribute to addressing health inequities in Medically Underserved Areas and/or other marginalized communities in the state of Illinois.

The next application period for the Fall 2023 term is now open. Applications are due by April 15. Students must first apply and be admitted to the MPH program at UIC SPH. Learn more about the MPH application process. For more information, contact

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Scholarship benefits Heading link

  • Support Tuition and fees coverage (see FAQs below).

  • Lead Gain public health leadership skills and competencies.

  • Serve Address health inequities in Medically Underserved Areas.

Scholarship eligibility Heading link

  • Your background

    You are an in-state resident and demonstrate financial need.

  • Your commitment

    You are committed to pursuing a public health career in medically underserved communities.

  • Your lived experiences

    You identify as Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

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