Public Health & Health Sciences

Promoting health and quality of life.

Public Health & Health Sciences

We count on YOU!

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has made great strides in increasing undergraduate and graduate scholarship support, building endowments that champion diversity, and supporting hands-on research experiences. 

We want YOU to be a part of this!

You can make a difference and create immediate impact by supporting scholarship funds to the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. In the last three years, the School has created eight new scholarship funds that support our students, champion diversity, and increase research opportunities. Our success is due in large part to our “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” approach, in which endowments are created predominantly through the efforts of groups of multiple donors motivated by a common purpose. 

Graduate Support:

Dr. Diane J. Mundt Memorial Scholarship annually supports a PhD student in Epidemiology in with professional interests in science and policy, specifically how epidemiology informs decision-making. Preference is given to female, non-traditional students (e.g., those returning from the workforce to pursue advanced studies), and/or those demonstrating significant financial need as demonstrated by the Financial Aid Office.

Virginia A. Beal Fellowship is awarded to doctoral students studying Nutrition. It provides financial support to students to help lower the cost of their academic pursuits.

Undergraduate Support:

Patty Freedson Undergraduate Health and Wellness Scholarship provides financial support for an undergraduate junior in the Kinesiology Department who demonstrates interest in entering the field of corporate health and wellness.

Frank Rife Kinesiology Opportunity Scholarship provides financial support to first generation students and students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The fund supports undergraduate students’ internship expenses for both domestic and international internship opportunities.

Corinne A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and/or graduate students, with a preference for awarding two equal scholarships each academic year. The scholarship is given to those who exhibit the qualities and spirit of Corinne A. Johnson, including a commitment to community service, volunteerism and leadership.


William A. Darity Sr. Graduate Scholarship provides financial support to public health students who demonstrate Dr. Darity’s commitment to social justice and is focused on supporting minority and first-generation students in pursuing advanced degrees in higher education.

Harry and Charlena Seymour Scholarship for Diversity provides financial support to those students who have been historically underrepresented due to race, ethnicity, gender, and economic reasons in higher education and to foster greater awareness and understanding of multicultural issues in communication disorders by the infusion of information about linguistic/cultural diversity in the curriculum of the Department of Communication Disorders.

Hands-On Research:

Priscilla M. Clarkson Graduate Endowment Fund provides financial support to Kinesiology graduate students and enables them to pursue research and opportunities that will expand their professional horizons.

The Stewart Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences whose academic concentration is exposure science/assessment in the occupational or general environment. Recipients will conduct research in exposures due to emerging technologies such as e-cigarettes, 3-D printers, nanotechnology, fracking, and/or mathematical modeling of exposures.

The Yablonski Fellowship provides financial support to Master’s level students enrolled in either the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Promotion and Policy. The fund supports students who demonstrate strong leadership skills through extracurricular activities like athletic, community, or other volunteer commitments, in order for them to pursue research activities.

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