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 are encouraged to apply for all scholarships that they qualify for. Applicants may be considered for any of the scholarships listed below if the review committee finds that they meet the necessary qualifications.

All applicants must:

  • Meet the minimum GPA requirements stipulated for the award
  • Currently be an enrolled FSPH degree-seeking student planning to enroll in the FSPH for the 2023-24 academic year
    • December 2023 graduates will be considered, unless otherwise noted
    • Students who anticipate graduating in May/August of 2023 are not eligible to apply for awards

Applications will be accepted from January 3 - March 3, 2023.

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Students selected to receive an award will be notified in early May 2023. 

Undergraduate scholarships

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. 

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 3, 2023

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, résumé, 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 3, 2023

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 master's 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.

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

Applicant qualifications
Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and preference will be given to first-generation students. 

Application procedure
Please provide a completed application, résumé, 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 3, 2023

The Menachemi Scholarship for Fairbanks First Generation Students provides a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to a full-time undergraduate student within the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. 

Applicant qualifications
Full-time undergraduate students pursuing a bachelors degree 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. Preference will be given to first-generation students and financial need.

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 3, 2023

Graduate scholarships

The FSPH Graduate Scholarship provides a total of four one-time scholarships for full-time master’s-level students in the amount of $2,400 each.

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 3.0 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, résumé, 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 3, 2023

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 master's 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.

The Outrun the Sun Scholarship will support graduate 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 epidemiology students who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health 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 résumé 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.

Application deadline: March 3, 2023

Learn more about Outrun the Sun

The Master's 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 Master's of Health Administration degree in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Application deadline: March 3, 2023

The Samuel H. Hopper Scholarship was established in 1999 to support second-year graduate students enrolled in the Master of Health Administration program at the school who have demonstrated a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application deadline: March 3, 2022

Need assistance with your application?

  • For résumé assistance please reach out to FSPH Career and Professional Development at fsphcs@iupui.edu
  • For Personal Statement assistance please reach out to the IUPUI Writing Center