RM-PHTC Student Leaders in Public Health

ABOUT
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC) will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health focused field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects. 

The goal of this program is to enhance public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain Region, specifically in underserved communities and populations by supporting students conducting applied public health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development. This program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration through the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center.


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QUALIFICATIONS and PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
• Student must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen U.S. national or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
• Student must be enrolled in a higher education program in  Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota or South Dakota (Rocky Mountain Region).
• Student must complete the public health focused project within the Rocky Mountain Region.
• Priority will be given to projects addressing rural, medically underserved and/or disadvantaged communities.
• Projects must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June 30, 2019.
At the end of the project, the student will be required to complete two deliverables (paper and presentation or poster) describing the project and its impact.

PAYMENT DETAILS and EXPECTATIONS
Each student will receive $3,500.00 that may be used to offset the costs of travel to the host site, living expenses or project-related costs. The stipend will be provided in two payments. The first payment of $3,000 will be disbursed after the recipient has submitted an acceptable learning plan and documentation of approval of the project by the host organization and higher education institution. The second payment of $500 will be provided upon submission of the final deliverables.

Timeline: There will be two application cycles. Application deadlines are November 15, 2018 and February 15, 2019.

Questions? Contact Olivia.Jolly@ucdenver.edu

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