The Robert M. Worth Epidemiology Scholarship Fund was established by his wife Annie, his son Jonathan and other family and friends to provide tuition assistance to full-time students in a JABSOM graduate degree program in epidemiology. The selected recipient(s) will receive up to $2,000 to be used toward tuition costs. Recipients are eligible for scholarship renewal for two years total so long as all criteria are met. Preference shall be given to: 1) American licensed health care professionals with a desire to refocus their careers on a public health track; 2) employees of health departments who desire graduate level academic training in public health to allow them to better serve their communities; and 3) Hawaii state residents.
- Classified student enrolled in a graduate degree program in epidemiology at JABSOM with demonstrated financial need.
- A minimum of two years experience in a health-related field.
- Self-identified commitment to serve the populations of Hawai‘i or a Pacific Island jurisdiction after graduation.
- Registering for full-time status (8+ degree-related credits/6 degree-related credits for graduate assistants/1 credit of PH 800) in Fall 2014.
- A letter of application addressing the scholarship criteria, including a brief financial statement indicating the amount of funds available to you for the Fall 2014 semester as well as the source of your funding.
- A 3-5 page typed, double-spaced essay explaining why you should be selected for this award. Include academic and practical accomplishments as well as future goals and aspirations.
- If relevant, provide a list of publications (conference proceedings, reports, articles), presentations (local, national, international) and awards.
- Awardee(s) will be required to sign a statement confirming that he/she will register for a minimum of 8 degree-related credits in Fall 2014.
Applications must be received by March 28, 2014. Contact OGSAS if you have any questions.