John McComas and Christine Kobayashi established this endowed fellowship to offer financial support to students pursuing a graduate degree in public health at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The selected recipient(s) will receive up to $1,200 for costs associated with attendance or for expenses related to research and travel.
- Classified graduate student enrolled for spring 2016 in a public health degree program at UH Mānoa.
- Satisfactory progress toward degree as determined by the selection committee.
- Financial need shall be a criterion in making this award, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.
- Registering for full-time status—8+ credits (6 credits for GAs) of public health degree-related coursework, or one credit of PH 800—in fall 2016.
- Self-identified commitment to remain in Hawai‘i to pursue a career after graduating from the program.
- Peace Corps volunteer as self-identified.
- A letter of application addressing the scholarship criteria, including a brief statement explaining why you should be selected for the award and how the scholarship funds would be utilized. 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 full-time course load in fall 2016.
Applications must be received by Friday, April 8, 2016
Submit all application materials to:
Office of Public Health Student Academic Services (OPHSAS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.