About the Fellowship

Learn directly from the nation’s leaders as they create, and debate, our national health policy through a distinguished post-graduate fellowship in Washington, DC, or through scholarships for graduate education.
Apply for the Fellowship by Oct 14, 2016

About the Scholarship

The Winston Scholarship program recognizes excellence and achievement for students in master’s degree programs in health administration, health policy, and public health by providing ten scholarships of $10,000 per year. Winston Scholars also join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, DC.
Apply for the Scholarship by April 14, 2017

Join the Fellowship

Learn about the process of health policy development by working directly with policy-makers in both the public and private sectors. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period beginning in July.
Apply for the Fellowship online by Oct 14


The Fellowship provides the opportunity to expand your knowledge of health policy-making though firsthand, direct exposure to both public and private sector decision makers in Washington, DC.


    The Winston Scholarship program recognizes excellence and achievement for students in certain master's degree programs.


      Winston Scholars join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, DC each year.    
…I hope that everyone involved with this fellowship realizes what a wonderful legacy you have created in honor of David Winston…. The Winston Fellowship will generate the next generation of health policy experts, and I will always be proud to say I was a Winston Fellow. Chad Shearer

2003 Winston Fellow, Director of the Medicaid Institute , United Hospital Fund

The Fellowship was a wonderful opportunity that provided unparalleled access to health policy experts. Every day of my one-year stint, I met with individuals from the top of their field and learned about the nuances of the issues from them. The Fellowship continues to be a resource and asset for my career in health policy. Meghan Taira

2002 Former Fellow, Legislative Director, Office of United States Senator Charles E. Schumer

2015-2016 Winston Fellows

Adrianna McIntyre, MPP

Adrianna McIntyre, MPP

Placement: Office of House Minority Leader

Adrianna McIntyre graduated with a dual Master of Public Health/Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. After earning her undergraduate degree in cognitive science at U-M, Adrianna facilitated clinical research regulation at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She was named a 2013 David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellow and spent the summer of 2013 serving her fellowship at the Office of the Mayor in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout graduate school Adrianna wrote about health policy for a variety of outlets, including Vox and The Incidental Economist.

The David Winston Fellowship offers a singular opportunity to work alongside the people and processes at the heart of national health policy, and I'm thrilled to take this next step in my career. Adrianna McIntyre, MPH, MPP

University of Michigan

Lydia Orth, MPH

Lydia Orth, MPH

Placement: United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Health

Orth currently serves as the Membership Co-Chair for the American Public Health Association Student Assembly (APHA-SA). She became more involved with the student assembly because she wanted to help the development of students as the next generation of professionals in public health and health-related disciplines. Orth has supported this mission by advocating for student issues and public and health-related policy and creating and promoting opportunities for student involvement within APHA-SA, APHA, AcademyHealth, and other health-related organizations.

I applied to the Winston Fellowship because I was interested in learning how to look at health systems planning and policy holistically while balancing partisan interests. Lydia Orth, MPH

The George Washington University