The Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship

scholarship-mphScholarship Deadlines: December 15th, July 15th (This is the final scholarship being offered!)

Our Scholarship is now Offline! It was the Last scholarship award to be offered! This opportunity is now closed. is pleased to announce the first ever MPH Scholarship for Online & Hybrid (online + campus) program candidates. We are offering two, $1000.00, merit-based scholarships to deserving online MPH candidates for each calendar year.

Ideal for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Community Leaders and more!

Qualification Requirements

The purpose of the merit-based Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship is to help public health students pay for the costs of their education. It may be awarded to anyone who is currently enrolled OR will enroll in the next six months in a graduate level, online master of public health program.

International & developing country students qualify! You must currently be enrolled in a program. Military Welcome!!

Students who are participating in any type of online MPH program may qualify for this program. Note: Campus-based MPH programs are not eligible for this scholarship. Hybrid programs – a combination of campus and online classes – are eligible for the scholarship.

Only master’s degree candidates qualify for the scholarship!

All online MPH degrees and specializations will be considered, including but not limited to:

Selection Criteria

Winning applicants for The Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship are selected based upon the overall merit of their registration and the quality of their scholarship essay. Financial need is not a consideration. The winners of the scholarships will be chosen by the administrative staff of, based upon the overall merit of their registration.

One half of the weight of the judging will be from the formal registration, and one half will come from the written essay portion. Additional considered criteria are:

  • GPA (min 2.75 on a 4.0 scale)

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • Employment history

The criteria considered in the written essay is your ability to write a strong answer that directly answers the public health-related question, and gives insights based upon facts to support any claims you make.

Foreign Students: Students located outside of the United States must be enrolled in a program before being considered.

Essay Question

The 500-800 word essay for the 2013 The Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship will ask the MPH candidate to address the following:

  • What led you to choose public health as an area of study and how you hope to contribute to this field upon graduation from your school/program?

Announcing the Winner

The winners of the 2013 Distance Learner MPH Scholarship shall be notified by email and regular mail within thirty days of the application deadline. After winners are chosen, the candidates will be requested to provide transcripts from their most recent college or university to verify their GPA. If the candidate cannot provide this documentation, or if the GPA is different from the GPA that was claimed on the application, reserves the right to revoke the scholarship and give it to another deserving applicant.

The scholarship award needs to be paid in one full, $1000 payment by check directly to a qualifying MPH educational program, such as a four-year university. The award must be paid within six months of notification to the winner.

The scholarship recipients’ name, city and state will be posted on on a page of the website.

Official Rules

MPH candidates who are interested must submit the formal registration and essay. The essay is 500-800 words, typed in a Word document on 8.5 x 11” paper, with standard margins and size 12 font.

Only graduate-level students will be considered for this scholarship: Bachelor’s degree and doctoral degree candidates do not qualify. If you are not currently enrolled you may select from any of our distance learning programs here. Letters of recommendation are not required and are not accepted.

Any applications that have any false information or plagiarized essays are disqualified immediately. All essays have to be completely original, and must be the sole work of the applicant. All of the application essays and their rights to publishing are the intellectual and real property of

If this website publishes an essay, the name of the applicant will not be shown. If you wish to not have your essay published, you may opt out by sending an email to [email protected] with the phrase ‘opt out’ in the subject line and their name and email address in the body of the email.

Equal Opportunity Consideration does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual preference. All MPH candidate applicants are considered equally, based upon their merits and strength of their essay and application.

This Website has complete discretion in choosing the winners of the scholarship.

Please direct any questions, comments or complaints to the Scholarship Coordinator, Melissa Hardman: [email protected]

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