Diversity Scholarships

SPHHP Tuition Scholarships to Promote Student Diversity

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) offers $3,000 tuition scholarships to students who have been admitted to a Masters level graduate or Doctor of Physical Therapy program, who will pursue such study and be enrolled on a full-time basis, and who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the graduate or professional program in which they will be enrolled.

The School defines diversity as the following: Diversity refers to the range of human differences, and campus diversity efforts include attention to race, ethnicity, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status, and the specific needs of international, first-generation, transfer, and returning students. Historical and persistent barriers to campus diversity deeply engrained in American culture support a particular focus on racial, ethnic and gender diversity.

Students who can demonstrate that they will contribute to diversity of their program and their field based on one or more criteria identified above are encouraged to apply. Students who can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education are especially encouraged to nominate themselves.  

Students apply immediately after they have been admitted to a masters level program or the Doctor of Physical Therapy program by completing a short self-nomination essay. For more information, eligible students are encouraged to contact the department to which they have been admitted.