Dr. Pauline George Stitt began her career as a pediatrician in New York. During World War II, Dr. Stitt came to Hawai‘i to work as a physician at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. She later went on to serve at a number of prestigious colleges and organizations, including Howard University College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Following her return to Hawai‘i, Dr. Stitt was appointed Professor of Public Health at UH Mānoa in 1972 and later served as chair of the Maternal and Child Health specialization. The Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) offers this scholarship created in honor of Dr. Stitt.
The Pauline Stitt Scholarship, first awarded in 2014, is intended to foster a spirit of excellence similar to that which Dr. Stitt cultivated in so many people whom she touched in her long and distinguished career. Each specialization/program and the Hui is asked to nominate a current public health graduate or doctoral student with a high level of academic achievement who will continue their enrollment in our program in Fall 2016. Nominees should be asked to provide supporting information about their performance in each of the four criterion areas (see below). The selected student will receive a $500 scholarship for the Fall 2016 semester.
The Student Affairs Committee will review the nominations submitted and select the top candidate based on the following criteria:
- Scholarship (50%): GPA, publications, etc. To place GPA in a broader context, please include information on workload (#credits/sem, FT/PT work hours).
- Governance (20%): Serve as student representative on OPHS Committees; UHM Committees (GSO).
- Student/Professional Activities (20%): Involvement in student organizations & activities (Hui Ola Pono, intramural sports); professional activities (HPHA, etc.).
- Community Service (10%): Voluntary, not field placement or paid employment (Health Fair, Red Cross, Legislature, Aloha United Way, etc.).
- Continued enrollment in the public health program in Fall 2016.
SUBMIT LETTERS OF NOMINATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO OPHSAS, BIOMED D-204/OPHSAS@HAWAII.EDU BY MARCH 1, 2016.