School Funds

Please consider your support for one or more of the following funds. You can make your gift online; make sure to enter the name of the fund in the “Your Gift Designation” section of the form.

School of Public Health Annual Fund

For general School of Public Health support to help fund the critical needs.


Student Scholarships

Community Scholars Fund

The community scholars program at BUSPH enables experienced public health professionals to pursue a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree while continuing their full-time employment. Half-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to MPH degree candidates. Eligible participants must have at least two years of experience and be currently employed in public health-related nonprofit organizations or government agencies Recipients are selected by a BUSPH Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Dean of the School.

Outstanding Scholars Fund

To support one or more deserving graduate students who are in the top 10% of the incoming MPH class each fall semester. Awards are allocated to domestic as well as international students. Recipients are selected by the Dean of the School of Public Health or his or her designee.

Robert F. Meenan Scholarship Fund

To support one or more annual scholarship awards to MPH students.

The Theodore Colton Fellowship Fund for Doctoral Student Support in Epidemiology

To support one or more deserving epidemiology doctoral students.

Lamstein Family/JSI Scholarship Fund

To support one or more annual scholarship awards to MPH students.

John P. Howe Scholarship Fund

To support one or more MPH students concentrating in global health.

Tramuto Foundation International Scholarship Fund

To support one or more MPH students concentrating in global health.

Jenny Huddart Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship to a deserving MPH student with a preference for students from sub-Saharan Africa. Jenny Huddart served as a member of the Initiatives Inc. team for over 20 years, leaving a legacy of friendship and commitment to global health improvement. Recipients are selected by the Dean of the School of Public Health or his or her designee.

William Randolph Hearst Fund

To support one or more deserving graduate students entering the MPH program each fall semester. The Hearst Foundations’ goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive, and inspiring lives.


Teaching & Research

Center for Global Health & Development Fund

To support and develop research activities of the Center for Global Health & Development at SPH.

Global Health Department Gift Fund

To support the student practicum program in the Global Health Department.

Norman A. Scotch Excellence Fund

To award a faculty member who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the education program at the School of Public Health. The award honors the founding Dean, Norman A. Scotch.

Ruth Willner Siegel Memorial Teaching Fund

To provide an annual stipend for two years to incoming master’s-level students, enrolled at the School of Public Health, who want to become teachers within their own public health discipline, while they work intensively with a faculty member in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences.


Lectureships

William J. Bicknell Lectureship Fund

To support the annual William J. Bicknell Lectureship in memory of Dr. William J. Bicknell, Founder and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Global Health.

Joe G. Lopez Lectureship Fund on Racial Disparities in Health

To support an annual lecture organized and administered by the Department of Environmental Health at the School of Public Health. The lecture will aim to highlight the social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to differing health outcomes among the American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic populations of the United States. Efforts to address health disparities will be showcased.


Graduating Student Awards

Theodore Colton Prize Fund

To provide an annual award to an exceptional student of the School of Public Health enrolled in the Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Epidemiology. This prize is awarded in honor of Theodore Colton, Chair Emeritus of the Department of Epidemiology.

Leonard Glantz Award for Academic Excellence

To be presented annually at graduation to an MPH-degree recipient whose academic achievement typifies the high standards set by Professor Glantz. The recipient is selected for exceptional academic performance, creative and critical thinking, ability to integrate different areas of public health, intellectual curiosity and motivation, and a clear potential for future intellectual and creative contributions to public health.

Herbert L. Kayne Student Award Fund

To provide an annual award to an exceptional student of the School of Public Health enrolled in the Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Biostatistics. This prize is an expression of gratitude to Herb Kayne, PhD, for his long-enduring interest and dedication to his students in the MPH Program.

Allan Meyers Prize Fund

To provide an annual award to one or more graduating Health Policy and Management concentrators who exemplify the late Professor Meyers’ commitments to academic excellence, to careful research – particularly into the problems of disabled and other underserved patients, and to developing solutions that ameliorate those problems.

David Ozonoff Unsung Hero Award Fund

To support the annual presentation of an award to one or more students in the Department of Environmental Health in recognition of their accomplishments.

William B. Patterson Prize Fund

To provide an annual award to one or more outstanding students of the School of Public Health enrolled in the Master of Public Health program with a focus on Environmental & Occupational Health. This award is given in memory of Dr. William B. Patterson and his commitment to public health, medicine and education.

Katherine M. Skinner Memorial Prize Fund

Income to provide annual awards to one or more students enrolled at the School of Public Health who demonstrate interest in studying women’s health issues. This prize was established to honor the memory of Dr. Katherine M. Skinner, a sociologist and former member of the Health Services/Health Policy and Management faculty.

John Snow Inc. Award Fund in Global Health

To provide an annual award to one or more outstanding graduating students of the School of Public Health who are completing a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health.