Scholarships for New and Continuing MPH Students


Mitch Greenlick Public Health Scholarship

The Mitch Greenlick Public Health Scholarship is awarded to incoming MPH students who are committed to serving the health of under-represented minority communities or who show significant potential for contributing to public health science. Deadline: Feb 1. Download an application and a flyer for details.


AHRQ T32 Health Services Research Training Awards

This T32 training program is funded by the Agency for Health Research and Quality to enhance the pipeline of OHSU health professionals in doctoral programs interested in health services research (HSR). For more information, please visit the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute's website.  


The Katie Riley Public Health Travel Scholarship

*Unfortunately, funds for the Katie Riley Travel Scholarship are exhausted for AY2014-2015.

Purpose:  The Katie Riley Public Health Travel Scholarship is awarded to students who have had an abstract accepted for presentation at a public health conference.  Preference will be given to students who are committed to serving the health of under-represented minority communities and advancing public health in Oregon.  

Eligibility:  Students must be US Citizens or permanent residents who are accepted into and enrolled in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics track of the Oregon MPH Program.

Background:  The Katie Riley Public Health Travel Scholarship was established in 2009.  Named after Katherine (Katie) Riley, Ed.D., longtime Director of Education and Director of the Epidemiology & Biostatistics track of the Oregon MPH program, this scholarship exemplifies her commitment to students and to the Epidemiology and Biostatistics track.

Dr. Riley was employed by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine from November 9, 1992 until June 30, 2009 when she retired as Assistant Professor Emerita.  As part of her responsibilities as Director of Education, in addition to serving as Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics track of the Oregon MPH, she oversaw the Preventive Medicine Residency as well as the epidemiology and biostatistics teaching for undergraduate medical students.  She wrote the proposal for the Oregon MPH Program and helped to develop it.  She also served on the OMPH Coordinating Council.  In addition, she developed and taught the Women’s Health Epidemiology and Adolescent Risky Behavior Epidemiology courses and provided lectures on adolescent health and policy for other classes.  Her research interests concern substance abuse treatment, particularly for adolescents.  Service activities included President of the Oregon Public Health Association where she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and Chairing the Washington County Commission on Children and Families from 2002-2006.  She continues to serve both groups.  She has also served as a member of the Oregon Commission on Children and Families Emerging Issues and Community Schools Initiative.  Other activities have included serving as a member of the Board of the Northwest Regional Educational Service District.  She also represented the department on the Graduate Council and chaired a subcommittee to revise the ByLaws.  Dr. Riley obtained her doctorate in Education from UCLA, master’s degree in sociology from Washington State University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Oregon.  

This scholarship was established in Dr. Riley’s name by her friends and colleagues on the occasion of her retirement from OHSU.

Katie Riley Travel Scholarship Flyer

Katie Riley Travel Scholarship Application



The Tartar Trust Fellowship

Please visit the Research Development and Administration's Funding Opportunities web page for more information about this fellowship.




Public Health Online

Public Health Online Scholarship Guide

Public Health Online is a non-commercial organization that provides free materials and tools that span topics such as jobs and careers, educational program options and financial aid, pre-professional experience, and state and local government public health resources.  Homepage:


Lawrence R. Foster Memorial Scholarship

Open to residents of Oregon who are interested in pursuing a career in public health. First preference is given to applicants currently working and graduate students majoring in public health. Second preference is given to undergraduates entering the junior or senior year of a health program, including nursing, medical technology, and physician assistant. Funds are raised through the Community Health Partnership, formerly "Friends of Public Health."

Amount: None Specified

Open to: All Groups and Ethnic Backgrounds

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Black United Fund of Oregon: ACCESS Scholarships

ACCESS - Achieving College Competency and Educational Success for StudentsThe Black United Fund of Oregon established its scholarship fund in 1994. This fund awards scholarships to "at risk" students who are selected based on their academic standing, financial need, school participation, community service activity, oral and written performance. Please visit their website for more information. 

Career Advancement Scholarships

Applicants must be women who are at least 25 years of age, citizens of the US, within 2 years of completing their course of study, officially accepted into an accredited or course of study at an American institution, in financial need, and planning to use the desired training to improve their chances for advancement, train for a new career field, or enter/reenter the job market. They must be in a transitional period in their lives and be interested in studying one of the following fields: biological sciences, computer science, engineering, or for a professional degree (JD, DDS, MD). Study at the Ph.D level and non-degree programs are not covered.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be female
  • Be at least 25 years of age by the specified yearly deadline
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national ″ Demonstrate critical financial need
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $2,500 or less
  • Be officially accepted into an accredited degree or certificate program at an accredited U.S. college or university, including those in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
  • Plan to graduate or receive certification between December 1, 2009 and August 31, 2011
  • Demonstrate clear career plans
  • Not be earning a doctoral-level or terminal degree, such as a PhD, MD, DDS, DVM, JD, etc.

Amount: $500 - $1,000

Open to: Women

For more information go to email or call (202) 293-1100.

NEHA/AAS Scholarships

Eligible to apply for this program are students planning a career in environmental health and/or public health. Graduate applicants may be enrolled in any college or university with a program of studies in environmental health sciences and/or public health. Selection are based on academic record and letters of recommendation; at least one letter must be from an active member of the National Environmental Health Association.

Amount: $400 - $1,000

Mailing Address: National Environmental Health Association Atnn: NEHA Liaison 720 South Colorado Blvd, South Tower, Suite 970 Denver, CO 80246-1925 Phone: (303) 756-9090

Open to:· All Groups and Ethnic Backgrounds

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American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Community Action Grants:

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women ( Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

The foundation's Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofits, for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

One-year grants provide seed money ($2,000-$7,000 ) for new projects. Topic areas are restricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls.

Two-year grants provide start-up funds ($5,000-$10,000) for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls.

Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the U.S. or its territories.

Visit the AAUW Foundation website for complete program guidelines, eligibility information, and application procedures.

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Oregon Community Foundation

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) gives scholarships to Oregon residents through the Oregon Student Assistant Commission (OSAC). The OSAC application can be found at This application should be completed at the same time students apply for federal financial aid, at the beginning of the year. You can also visit the OCF's scholarship page for more information.

NW Health Foundation

The Northwest Health Foundation offers several funding opportunities and programs, each with its own application process, guidelines, and deadlines. Check the NW Health Foundation Funding Programs page for more information.