February 3, 2023
Public health scholarships awarded to 19 students in spring 2023
The Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University awarded scholarships to 19 public health students in spring 2023. Scholarships were given to three Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health students, three bachelor's/Master of Public Health students, two public health graduate certificate students and 11 Master of Public Health students.
These scholarships were made possible through funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, which approved a three-year $1,486,217 grant for the Master of Public Health program, "Ready to Serve: Building a Day-1-Ready Public Health Workforce for Kansas and Beyond," in September 2022.
The grant allows the program to offer scholarships for tuition, supplies and travel for part-time and full-time students in the Master of Public Health program. Students pursuing a public health graduate certificate and in accelerated degree paths such as the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health degree program and bachelor's degree/Master of Public Health program are also eligible.
Recruitment for students wishing to enroll in the program and be eligible for scholarships starting in summer or fall 2023 is currently taking place. Applications are due by March 24 with interviews to be scheduled on April 18. Current K-State students are encouraged to apply.
The project team includes Ellyn Mulcahy, principal investigator, director of the K-State Master of Public Health program and associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Susan Rensing, co-principal investigator and teaching associate professor of social transformation studies; Justin Kastner, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Kate KuKanich, professor of small animal internal medicine; Jennifer Miller, director of the bachelor's degree program in public health; Elaine Johannes, associate professor of applied human sciences and extension specialist; and Fred Burrack, director of assessment.
Students must apply and be accepted into the K-State Master of Public Health program to be eligible for these scholarships.
Learn more and apply for the program at k-state.edu/mphealth/admissions.