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

2016-2017 Winston Fellows

Olivia Pham, MPSP

Olivia Pham, MPSP

University of Carolina at Chapel Hill

Olivia Pham, born and raised in Oklahoma, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Oklahoma in 2014. While working towards her undergraduate degree, she served as an intern for the Minority Leadership Staff of the Oklahoma State Senate with most of her work geared toward Medicaid expansion in the state.  Following graduation, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Master of Science in Health Policy and Management. During her time in North Carolina, Olivia worked as a research assistant for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center studying online tobacco vendor compliance with federal and state law. She also served as a Marketplace Navigator during the 2015-2016 open enrollment period. Her main interest lies at the intersection of health policy research and the policymaking process, especially regarding the ways in which research is applied to policymaking. Her other policy interests are widely varied and include the health care safety net, the effect of public health policy on underserved populations, disparities in health care and health outcomes, and health information technology.

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

2015-2016 Fellow

Kripa Sreepada, MHA

Kripa Sreepada, MHA

Cornell University

Kripa Sreepada graduated with her B.S. Honors Degree in Public Health and Minor in Healthcare Ethics from Saint Louis University. Her professional experiences include work as an Administrator Intern at Friendship Village Sunset Hills in Sunset Hills, MO and as an Associate Administrator at Meadow Ridge in Redding, CT. Her full-time work experience has been in these Continuing Care Retirement Communities, but she has completed part-time volunteer work as a Volunteer Ombudsman, Hospice Volunteer, and as a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association chapters in St. Louis, MO and Connecticut. In addition, Kripa completed an independent research project entitled, “Improving Transitions for Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease,” which she presented during the 2014 ACHCA Convocation, and which she is currently working on publishing. Kripa is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for the state of Connecticut and completed a summer fellowship at the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Kripa recently graduated with her M.H.A. summa cum laude from the Sloan Masters in Health Administration Program at Cornell University and is a current David Winston health policy fellow.

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

2015-2016 Fellow