application process

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current first year graduate students in their second full-time equivalent semester or third full-time equivalent quarter studying at any AUPHA  or ASPPH member graduate program or health policy program. A minimum of five courses must have been completed in order to be eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be scheduled to complete the didactic portion of their degree not later than December of the year following the awarding of the scholarship.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Scholars are selected based on expressed and demonstrated commitment to health policy, leadership, academic achievement, community involvement and long term career interest in health policy.
 

Submission Requirements

  • A resume detailing both professional and extracurricular activities.
  • A personal statement detailing the applicant’s interest in and commitment to health policy and how they intend to pursue policy within their career. This statement should be roughly one and one half single spaced pages in length and should provide detail on what experiences in your life have directed you towards a career in health policy and what your future career aspirations are. The statement should outline how your academic preparation has and will continue to prepare you for a career in health policy.
  • Undergraduate and graduate registrar-issued transcripts (at least one full-time equivalent semester of graduate work in health management or health policy must appear on graduate transcript). All transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required and must arrive by 5 pm ET Friday, April 14, 2017.
  • Two letters of nomination. One letter must be from a faculty member in your degree program. The second letter must be from a preceptor or employer. Both letters should be on letterhead, signed, and speak specifically to your qualifications for this scholarship.

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Applications and supporting materials for the 2017-18 Winston Health Policy Scholarships will be open for submission starting February 13, 2017.