Public Health Scholarships
Several partial master's scholarships are awarded annually through the Dean's Office drawn from endowed scholarships, Dean's Grants, department resources, and other scholarship funds. There is no separate application process for academic scholarships. Partial scholarship funding is based on a combination of merit, need, and other endowment requirements.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is also a useful resource for options on financing your degree.
A limited number of full scholarships including tuition and an annual stipend for four years are available through the Dean’s Research Council to support doctoral study.
As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds. HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training. Career services include access to select internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners.
HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students
New Grant Seeks to Increase Rural Teacher Retention
The University of Denver (DU) Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Center for Rural School Health & Education (CRSHE) will be expanding its work in rural communities with the addition of a new grant-funded initiative through the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) Plan into Action Grants. CRSHE’s goal with this initiative is to create a robust rural school mental health workforce in order to meet the mental health needs of rural students and provide classroom teachers with the support they need by increasing the number of mental health professionals placed in rural schools. MCE will work with state and community partners in southeast Colorado to build and sustain a rural school mental health workforce that can alleviate some of the pressures classroom teachers face in trying to meet those students’ emotional needs. The University anticipates that teacher retention rates will increase as a result of teachers feeling more supported in the classroom.
CRSHE director, Dr. Elaine Belansky, has been working in rural schools in Colorado for 19 years. While new to DU, Belansky is not new to challenges faced by rural communities.
The $123,950 grant will allow Belansky and her team to partner with the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative and two Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to create strategies aimed at increasing the school mental health workforce across underserved areas of the state. The grant consists of three components:
The long-term goals and impact of the grant are to see an increase in the rural school mental health workforce, increased teacher retention rates, and increased mental health of rural students. The 12 month grant period begins fall 2018.
The Mental Health System Reform Scholarship
Dayne Phillips is proud to introduce The Mental Health System Reform Scholarship to bring awareness to this topic and to give students an opportunity to voice their opinion on the mental health system and treatment in the United States.
This scholarship will award one student with one thousand dollars ($1,000) to be used in the pursuit of their educational goals.