Global Health Scholarships

Donna Farley Global Health Scholarship

This scholarship will assist graduate students who demonstrate financial need with travel expenses associated with conducting an international Applied Practice Experience. Funds are available to support one to two students at up to $1000 during the academic year, including the summer semester.

The Donna Farley Global Health Scholarship provides funding for graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to addressing global health issues and challenges. It is designed to help defray the travel costs associated with conducting an international Applied Practice Experience, MS thesis research or doctoral research for those who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all students formally enrolled in the MPH, MS or PhD degree programs in the School of Public Health.

Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship

The Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship assists graduate students with travel expenses associated with an international Applied Practice Experience.  Four awards of up to $3000 (per award) will be given during the academic year (includes summer).

This award honors the memory of Dr. Douglas James Passaro, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at the UIC Hospital from 2001 to 2005. The award reflects his devotion to international health, from his work in Africa during his service in the Peace Corps to his continued work in Latin America while at UIC. The fund is intended to provide support to graduate students for health-related, hands-on applied practice experiences to carry on Dr. Passaro’s work promoting global health, a passion that was interrupted by his untimely death at age 43.

MPH/MS Global Health Scholarship

The Global Health Scholarship defrays expenses associated with the MPH/MS Applied Practice Experience or field research in global public health.  These scholarships are competitive, and open to all domestic and international students enrolled in the MPH or MS global health concentration. Up to three awards of up to $1500 (per award) will be made in the fall and spring terms.

Paul Brandt-Rauf Scholarship in Global Health

The Paul Brandt-Rauf Scholarship in Global Health is named in honor of the 5th dean of the UIC School of Public Health.  Dr. Brandt-Rauf’s life passion is to prevent disease and promote health through addressing the root causes of illness, as well as to ensure students are leaving institutions with the proper knowledge to continue this important work. He once said that his goal is to leave the world a better place than he found it. This was evident in the way he worked to make scholarships available to students who wanted to pursue a degree in public health.

This global health scholarship will assist graduate students who demonstrate financial need with expenses associated with pursuing a global public health field experience. Funds are available to support one to two students at up to $2,500 during the academic year, including the summer semester. The scholarship will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all students formally enrolled in the MPH, MS, PhD, or DrPH degree program in the School of Public Health.

Slotten Scholarship in Global Health

The Slotten Scholarship in Global Health assists graduate and doctoral students who are completing essential and well-defined research that focuses on health disparities among populations and/or members of LGBT communities either in a non-U.S. setting or domestically. One to two awards for up to $2500 will be given during the academic year (includes summer).

The Slotten Scholarship in Global Health is designed to help defray the costs of conducting a MPH Applied Practice Experience, MS thesis or doctoral research, or a research study that focuses on health disparities among LGBTQ communities outside the U.S or those domestic LGBTQ populations that retain strong ethnic or community ties to another country and/or its culture. Under the Slotten scholarship award, health disparities among LGBTQ communities and populations include the full range of possible diseases and illness as well as the socio-cultural, legal, racial/ethnic, and/or psychosocial challenges that affect health and well-being.