Stempel Practicum Award for Online MPH Students

The Stempel Practicum Award for Online MPH students provides a scholarship intended to support one (1) outstanding student in engaging with a community agency to improve public health each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

The recipient receives a one-time, non-renewable fixed scholarship that may be applied towards the University’s tuition, housing/living expenses, and/or travel in the amount of $2000.00. The recipient will be selected based on specific criteria. This one-time award is provided to the recipient during the semester that the student is registered for the Practicum (PHC 6945).

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must:

  • Have a minimum of a 3.4 cumulative graduate GPA
  • Be approved for a Practicum site by the Practicum Manager

Application Procedures
• Applicants must submit:

  1. An approved Education Plan
  2. Preceptor Agreement form
  3. Practicum approval from the Practicum Manager

• Applicants must also submit a typed personal statement (double-spaced, two-page maximum) that will address the applicant’s:

  1. Practice interests and professional goals
  2. How completing the Practicum (and receiving the scholarship) will help the applicant fulfill his or her educational, personal, and professional goals
  3. Prior field experience to facilitate the Practicum experience (if applicable)
  4. Knowledge, skills, and abilities that will contribute to the Practicum experience

Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you registered or will you be registering for Practicum (PHC 6945)?
  2. Please submit an approved Education Plan
  3. Please upload the Preceptor Agreement form
  4. Please upload the Practicum approval from the Practicum Manager