Applications are now being accepted for the AAPHP Public Health Practice Award to support a student-led public health project. This project may include the practicum, or some other intervention, research and/or evaluation project conducted in a mutually beneficial partnership with a community partner (defined as an educational, governmental or non-governmental organization). Activities used to complete the requirements for a thesis or internship may be eligible. Examples of how funds can be used include (although this list is not exhaustive): purchase supplies or technical expertise for the project; provide incentives for research participation; cover travel costs for disseminating the findings; or support the awardee directly.  Three scholarships are available:

•    One scholarship to support an undergraduate student project ($500).

•    Two scholarships to support graduate student projects ($1000 each).

Student eligibility requirements:

1. Enrolled in a public health degree program in an AAPHP member or affiliate institution for the 2020-21 academic year.

2. Completed at least 15 semester units or 22.5 quarter units and are in excellent academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate students and 3.5 for graduate students. 

3. Currently approved by their program to conduct a community- engaged project or thesis.

4.Currently conducting or will begin the planned project by February 1, 2021.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted to AAPHP by November 20, 2020. Scholarship awards will be announced by January 8, 2021.

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