Scholarships

Apply for Scholarships at the Fairbanks School of Public Health

At the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, we work each day to ensure our students have every opportunity to succeed. We offer several scholarships for current, full-time students in both our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Students can apply for more than one of the scholarships below. 

Addison Public Health Scholarship

The Addison Public Health Scholarship provides a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be in the final year of the program, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022.

Applicant Qualifications

Full-time undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health enrolled in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health for the current academic year may apply. Students graduating in May of the current year are not eligible. Selections will be based on academic merit and motivation to complete a degree.

Application Procedure

Please provide a completed application, resume, and a personal statement (600 - 800 words) that is a short summary of your goals after graduating from FSPH and how the scholarship will impact those goals.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

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FSPH Undergraduate Scholarship

The FSPH Undergraduate Scholarship provides one scholarship of $1,000 to a full-time undergraduate student within the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. The intent of the award is to help degree-seeking students defray tuition costs.

Applicant Qualifications

Full-time students who will be enrolled in a degree program in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health for the current academic year may apply. Students must have a GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale in FSPH. Selections will be based on academic merit and motivation to complete a degree. 

Application Procedure

Please provide a completed application, resume, and a personal statement (600 - 800 words) that is a short summary of your goals after graduating from FSPH and how the scholarship will impact those goals.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

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FSPH Graduate Scholarship

The FSPH Graduate Scholarship provides a total of four one-time scholarships for masters level students in the amount of $2400 each.

Applicant Qualifications

Eligible applicants must be planning to enroll in the FSPH for the 2021-22 academic year. Students who anticipate graduating in May/August of 2021 are not eligible to apply for the award. 

Application Procedure

Please provide a completed application, resume, and a personal statement (600 - 800 words) that is a short summary of your goals after graduating from FSPH and how the scholarship will impact those goals.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

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FSPH Study Abroad Scholarship

Applications are not currently being accepted for this scholarship.

The Fairbanks School of Public Health Study Abroad Scholarship provides up to four $500 scholarships to support FSPH students enrolled in approved, credit-bearing FSPH study abroad programs overseas. Providing scholarships is one way we can help make global learning experiences available to more students.

Application Qualifications
To be eligible, an applicant must be traveling abroad for the first time, be a current junior/senior student at the Fairbanks School of Public Health or enrolled in an FSPH Masters or PhD program, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

Application Procedure
In the personal statement, applicants must indicate if they have ever been overseas before, what study abroad program they intend to participate in, and if they have a financial need.

Applications are not currently being accepted for this scholarship.

May's Family RISE Scholarship for Men in Public Health

The May's Family RISE Scholarship for Men in Public Health was established to support RISE Scholarship for male undergraduate students at FSPH. One undergraduate student will be awarded in the amount of $2,500. As a commitment to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

Please contact the Office of Scholarship Services at (317) 274-5917 to determine your eligibility for this scholarship. 

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

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May's Family RISE Scholarship for Women in Public Health

The May's Family RISE Scholarship for Women in Public Health was established to support RISE Scholarship for female undergraduate students at FSPH. One undergraduate student will be awarded in the amount of $2,500. As a commitment to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

Please contact the Office of Scholarship Services at (317) 274-5917 to determine your eligibility for this scholarship. 

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

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Alumni Board Scholarship

The FSPH Alumni Board Scholarship provides a total of three one-time scholarships for junior or senior undergraduate students in the amount of $1,000 each. 

Applicant Qualifications

Eligible applicants must be planning to enroll full-time in the FSPH for the 2021-22 academic year. Students who anticipate graduating in May/August of 2021 are not eligible to apply for the award. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and preference will be given to first-generation students. 

Application Procedure

Please provide a completed application, resume, and a personal statement (600 - 800 words) that is a short summary of your goals after graduating from FSPH and how the scholarship will impact those goals.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

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Outrun the Sun Scholarship

Applications are not currently being accepted for this scholarship.

The Outrun the Sun Scholarship will support students who are studying Epidemiology and are interested in working alongside the Epidemiology department on melanoma and skin cancer related research projects. Provided by a $50,000 endowed gift from Outrun the Sun Inc., this scholarship will exist in perpetuity and hopefully inspire young, talented researchers to pursue work on melanoma/skin cancer research. 

Applicant Qualifications
Full-time students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health for the current academic year may apply.  Students must have a GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale in FSPH. Selections will be based on academic merit and motivation to conduct melanoma skin cancer research.

Application Procedure
Please provide a resume and a personal statement (up to 800 words) that is a short summary of your plan of melanoma skin cancer research and how the scholarship will impact your research and career development.

Learn more about Outrun the Sun. 

Applications are not currently being accepted for this scholarship.

Masters of Health Administration Legacy Scholarship

The Masters of Health Administration Legacy Scholarship was established during the program's 50th Anniversary to recognize the program's history at Indiana University and the legacy of alumni that substantially influence healthcare in Indiana and beyond. The scholarship will provide new opportunities for MHA students to continue the program's success by annually providing $2,000 to a student pursuing a Masters of Health Administration degree in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

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Ken & Cindy Stella Scholarship

The Ken & Cindy Stella Scholarship was established in 2008 to support Masters in Health Administration Students who have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 3.0. This award is for an incoming MHA student in the amount of $10,000 per year for two years. All students who apply to the MHA program by the priority deadline, February 15th, will automatically be considered for this scholarship.