2015-16 DAVID A. WINSTON HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
APPLICATIONS AND ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS ARE DUE BY APRIL 20, 2015
Applications will be open for submission on March 23, 2015, at which time an online application form will be posted on this webpage to upload required application materials.
The objective of the DAVID A. WINSTON HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is to increase the number and quality of individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level by awarding deserving health policy students financial support to further their education.
The DAVID A. WINSTON HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM recognizes student excellence and achievement based upon the student’s record, recommendations from faculty and colleagues, and evidence of their interest in and commitment to health policy. Ten $10,000 scholarships will be offered to students who demonstrate their potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level upon graduation from their master’s health administration and/or health policy degree program. In the fall following selection, students will be hosted at a 1-day health policy symposium in Washington, DC.
The DAVID A. WINSTON HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is open to current first year graduate students in their second full-time equivalent semester or third full-time equivalent quarter studying at any AUPHA-member graduate program or affiliated health policy program. Applicants must be scheduled to complete the didactic portion of their degree no later than December, 2016.
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.
Applicants must apply by following the instructions on the 2015-16 Scholars page and submitting the following materials:
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. Additionally, the statement should identify the health policy issue you find most interesting and why.
Undergraduate and graduate registrar-issued transcripts (at least one full-time equivalent semester of graduate work is required). All transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required and must arrive at AUPHA by Monday, April 20, 2015. They may be submitted by mail to the address below, by fax to (703) 894-0941 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One letter of nomination for the scholarship from a faculty member in your degree program. This letter should be on letterhead, dated March 1 or later, signed, and speak specifically to your qualifications for this scholarship.
One letter of nomination from a preceptor or employer. This letter should be on letterhead, dated February 15, 2015 or later, signed, and speak specifically to your qualifications for this scholarship.
Applications and supporting materials for the 2015-16 Winston Health Policy Scholarships will be open for submission starting March 23, 2015.
For materials that cannot be uploaded and need to be sent via postal mail:
Winston Health Policy Scholars Program c/o AUPHA 2000 14th Street North Suite 780 Arlington, VA 22201