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Scholarships

Merit and needs-based scholarships are available for students of all backgrounds and academic interests. Don’t pass up an opportunity to fund your education.

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Let your hard work pay off

Apply for at least one scholarship during your studies.

We encourage all of our students to look into scholarship opportunities to help fund their studies. There are a number of online resources, including the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s finance page, which can help you identify outside funding opportunities for your degree.

However, the UTHealth School of Public Health is a tightly knit community. People connected to our school know just how critical public health is to building a sustainable future—for all of us. They’ve generously donated their own money to our mission, and as a result, we have a large scholarship base reserved exclusively for our students.

Outstanding New Student Scholarship

No separate application needed

The Outstanding New Student Scholarship is a competitive program open to incoming resident and non-resident students who submit their applications by December 1 for enrollment in the following fall semester.

If you’re an out-of-state student, the Outstanding New Student Scholarship can bring your tuition rate down to equal instate tuition for your first year of study.

Eligibility: Incoming students only. Award is based on academic merit.
Application: Students are evaluated for the scholarship based on their application to their degree program; there is no separate scholarship application for this award.

Who is eligible?

What you need to know before applying.

Some scholarships have additional requirements, but for the most part, currently enrolled students are eligible and competitive for these awards if they:

  • Are working towards a degree (master’s or doctoral level)
  • Remain enrolled from their time of application through the term of the award
  • Maintain good academic standing (C or better in all coursework)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor

Endowed scholarships: General

Scholarships are awarded based on criteria designated by the donor who created the scholarship—and there is a wide variety of interests, areas of study and student backgrounds represented. Most scholarships are only available to current students, with a few available to incoming students who have not yet completed coursework.

Students interested in applying to any scholarship listed below should visit mySPH

President James T. / Nancy Beamer Willerson Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Lu-Yu Hwang, M.D. and R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. Scholarship in Global Health
Eligibility: Current students with an interest in global health. Award is based on academic merit.

Palmer Beasley M.D. Travel Award in International Research
Eligibility: Current student working on important public health issues in a developing country of Asia, Africa or Latin American.  Funds can also be used to support travel costs of graduate students, post-doctoral students or junior faculty from developing countries to come to the U.S. to work with the School’s faculty. Award is based on academic merit.

Catherine Tyrrell Campbell Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Clifford G. Campbell Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Current student. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Clark-Morian Endowed Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Incoming and current students with advanced degrees based on academic merit and financial need. Preference shall be given to students who will conduct research in their degree program and who also intend to serve low-income, underserved communities by volunteering in a public health role.

Robert J. Emery Endowed Fellowship in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Eligibility: Current doctoral students enrolled in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) program. Doctoral students majoring in other areas can apply, if they have a specific interest in EOHS. Award is based on academic merit.

Julius and Suzan Glickman Endowed Scholarship in Innovation
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit.

Richard M. Grimes Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Current student. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph T. Hull Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit.

Carolyn & Matt Khourie Endowed Scholarship in Nutrition
Eligibility: Incoming or current students whose academic and career plans include a focus on healthy nutrition as a critical component of public health. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Aurelia Murphy Killian Endowment in Public Health
Eligibility: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to benefit student scholarships and research.

Dr. David W. Martin Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Laura S. Moore and Don Sanders Scholarship
Eligibility: Current students enrolled in the Dietetic Internship. Award is based on academic merit.

People with AIDS International Public Health Scholarship
Eligibility: Continuing master's or doctoral students conducting qualitative research on HIV, AIDS or sexually-transmitted diseases with a focus on women, gender issues or underserved communities. Student research will be conducted in a country outside the USA, with a preference given to Africa or Asia. The award will be based on academic merit and acknowledged in the student's thesis or dissertation.

People with AIDS Public Health in the Americas Scholarship
Eligibility: Continuing master's or doctoral students conducting qualitative research on HIV, AIDS or sexually-transmitted diseases with a focus on women, gender issues or underserved communities. Student research will be conducted in North, Central, or South America or the Caribbean. The award will be based on academic merit and acknowledged in the student's thesis or dissertation.

The Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowed Fund for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
Eligibility: Students at any campus (with any major). Applicants must have an interest in community nutrition. The fellowship requires a research commitment of two semesters and volunteering 200 hours per term with Brighter Bites, a non-profit organization that aims to improve eating behavior among predominately low-income families in the community. This fellowship provides a $4,000 scholarship ($2,000 per semester). International students are eligible to apply. In order for any international student to participate, they must be eligible for and granted work authorization in the U.S. 

Reuel A. Stallones Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit.

Lauren & Adam Strauss Endowed Scholarship
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

UTHealth School of Public Health Dean’s Scholarship
Eligibility: Current student.  Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Marion Zetzman Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Current students. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Department-based scholarships

All of our departments offer scholarships specific to their field of study.

Students interested in applying to any scholarship listed below should visit mySPH

Biostatistics Scholarships

The following awards are only available to students in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science. 

Robert H. Bigelow Endowed Scholarship
Eligibility: Current student. Award is based on academic merit. 

Keith D. Burau, PhD Scholarship
Eligibility: Current student with a preference given to applicants with disabilities. Award is based on academic merit. 

Robert Hardy and C. Morton Hawkins Endowed Scholarship in Biostatistics
Eligibility: Current student. Award is based on academic merit.

The Lem and Dixie Moye Endowed Scholarship in Biostatistics
Eligibility: Incoming or current student. Award is based on academic merit. 

Richard D. Remington Memorial Student Scholarship
Eligibility: Current student who has successfully completed a minimum of one semester. Two letters of recommendation are required. Award is based on academic merit.

Dr. M. Stewart West Memorial Scholarship in Biometry
Eligibility: Current student who has successfully completed a minimum of one semester. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences Scholarships

The following awards are only available to students in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences. 

Fred Annegers Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Current student in the epidemiology program. Award is based on academic merit.

Ranajit Chakraborty, PhD Fellowship in Human Genetics
Eligibility: Distributions shall be used for the support of a graduate fellowship in human genetics in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the School of Public Health.

Leslie A. Chambers Endowed Scholarship
Eligibility: Current environmental sciences student. Award is based on academic merit.

Robert J. Emery Endowed Fellowship in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Eligibility: Current doctoral students enrolled in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) program. Doctoral students majoring in other areas can apply, if they have a specific interest in EOHS. Award is based on academic merit.

Roger Florky Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Incoming or current industrial hygiene or occupational health student. Student must partially support his/her education through employment. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Marcus M. Key Scholarship in Occupational and Environmental Health
Eligibility: Incoming or current student in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) program. Two letters of recommendation are required. Award is based on academic merit.

Jack Kilian Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Current student pursuing a degree in Cytogenetics, Genetic Toxicology, or Occupational Medicine. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Guy & Alissa McDaniels Memorial Scholarship in Oncology and Infectious Disease
Eligibility: Current student who has successfully completed a minimum of one semester and has a background, training and potential for excellence in oncology or infectious diseases research. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Susanne Savely Scholarship
Eligibility: Current female student in the MS Environmental Sciences program. Award is based on academic merit.

Richard K. Severs Endowed Scholarship
Eligibility: Current environmental sciences student. Award is based on academic merit.

Texas Water Pollution Control Endowed Scholarship
Eligibility: Current environmental sciences student. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences Scholarships

The following awards are only available to students in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. 

Dolan-Mullen Family Scholarship in Public Health Education/Health Promotion
Eligibility: Incoming student working towards a career in health promotion research. Award is based on academic merit.

The L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge Family Endowed Scholarship in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Eligibility: Incoming and current doctoral students studying health promotion and behavioral sciences. Award is based on financial need.

Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb Scholarship
Eligibility: Incoming or current DrPH student in health promotion. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Ronald J. Lorimor Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Current PhD student in Behavioral Sciences. Two letters of recommendation are required. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

The Ginni and Richard Mithoff Endowed Scholarship in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Eligibility: Current student. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Dr. Oddis Calvin Turner Endowed Scholarship in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Eligibility: Current student who is actively involved in community service, demonstrates leadership qualities, and is committed to working in an African American community after obtaining their degree. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

The Graham Wontner-Smith Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Incoming or current degree-seeking students in the health promotion and behavioral sciences department. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Management Policy and Community Health Scholarships

The following awards are only available to students in the Department of Management Policy and Community Health. 

Lu Ann Aday Scholarship in Management, Policy, and Community Health
Eligibility: Current student whose research focus is on improving quality of care and/or community health. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Susan G. Sampson Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Current MPH student who has successfully completed two semesters and has a written statement of goals and/or thesis topic relating to community health assessment and applications. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Vu Thien Scholarship
Eligibility: Current PhD student with a preference for applicants in health economics/health services research. While all international students are encouraged to apply, students who have received their preparatory education in Vietnam are preferred. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Polly Sparks Turner MPH, DrPH Endowed Scholarship in Community Health
Eligibility: Current student who is actively involved in community service, demonstrates leadership qualities, and is committed to working in an African American community after obtaining their degree. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

Campus-based awards 

Some of our campuses offer scholarships specifically for students in their region.

Students interested in applying to any scholarship listed below should visit mySPH

Austin

The following awards are only available to students at the Austin campus. 

Ronald B. Harrist Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Current Austin student. Award is based on academic merit.

Brownsville

The following awards are only available to students at the Brownsville campus.

Joe McCormick & Sue Fisher-Hoch Public Health Scholarship Endowment
Eligibility: Students attending and in good standing at the UTHealth's School of Public Health Brownsville Campus.

Serafy Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Public Health
Eligibility: Current Brownsville student. Award is based on academic merit.

San Antonio

The following awards are only available to students at the San Antonio campus.

Alfonso H. Holguin MD/MPH Scholarship
Eligibility: Incoming or current San Antonio MD/MPH student. Award is based on academic merit and financial need.

The John E. Scanlon Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Incoming or current student with a focus in global health, with a preference for applicants studying tropical diseases. Award is based on academic merit.

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
Eligibility: Current student involved in work or research serving the San Antonio area or following Texas Counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. Award is based on academic merit and financial need. 

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