Funding Opportunities for Students

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General Requirements for Student Funding

  • Full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate, masters- or doctoral-level
  • Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Arizona at the time of application and when using the award.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of application and when using the award.
  • Only one (1) award per student per calendar year is allowed.
  • If funding is for a research project, project must be part of the student’s academic program and offer the student hands-on experience that is related to a public health issue.
  • Applicants must identify at least one (1) faculty advisor at MEZCOPH and one (1) advisor/preceptor at the performance site to support the application and serve as mentors for the project.

Student Travel Awards for Conference Participation

  • Limited funding for student travel to scientific and public health meetings is available
    • Priority is given to applications from students who 1) are presenting their work (e.g. posters, abstracts) at a meeting; 2) have completed a significant portion of core curriculum, and 3) have not received previous travel funding.
    • Students can apply for funding via the Dean's Annual Fund Application

Global Internship/Research Scholarships

  • Dean's Annual Fund 
    • One of the goals of the Dean's Annual Fund is to provide small seed grants to provide MEZCOPH students the opportunity to engage in high-quality global research and scholarship. 
  • Kent Campbell Internship Fund
    • Supporting MEZCOPH student internships in developing countries, preferably Africa. The objective of this fund is to provide eligible students with an opportunity for applied experience in global health, with the goal of contributing to the next generation global public health cadre. 
    • Recipient Requirements: 
      • Full-time MPH student enrolled in the MEZCOPH in good academic standing. 
      • Demonstrated a commitment to public health and global health.
      • Students can apply for funding via Scholarship Universe 
  • Global Health Institute Scholars Fund
    • Funding for Global Health Institute Scholars provides global research opportunities for students to develop their skills in key areas including service learning, cultural competence, and global awareness providing scholars opportunities to improve their ability to analyze and solve problems through different perspectives and settings.
  • Iman Hakim and Michael Mikhael Family Global Health Fund
    • The objective of this fund is to promote cultural diversity by supporting international students studying in the College, domestic students who wish to complete internships abroad, or faculty who wish to pursue global health research.
      • The amount available for student internship and/or grant award ranges between $500 and $2,500.
      • Students can apply for funding via the Dean's Annual Fund Application
  • Evan and Louise Kligman One Health Scholars Award 
    • The objective of this award is to support graduate students at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, or medical students, who are participating in One Health research engagement through the Global Health Institute Scholars Program. 
      • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to planetary health, public service, and leadership.
      • 3.0 Cumulative GPA is required.
      • The number and the amount of each award will be determined by the available payout from the endowment. The award recipient(s) is (are) eligible for renewal consideration if the recipient(s) continues to meet the eligibility criteria. 
      • Students can apply for funding as outlined in the Global Health Institute Scholars One Health Research opportunity. 

Arizona Global Study Abroad Scholarships

The University of Arizona Study Abroad Office manages several scholarships designed to help eligible University of Arizona students afford the costs of studying abroad. The Study Abroad Office automatically determines eligibility for the scholarships upon starting a study abroad application and does not require an additional application. 

  • The UA Study Abroad Travel Grant
    • The University of Arizona Travel Grant is a competitive award offered by UA Study Abroad and distributed to applicants with high financial need. Grants are awarded at $1,000 for semester programs, $500 for summer and $250 for winter and spring break programs. 
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Currently enrolled degree-seeking University of Arizona student
      • Currently applying to a UA Study Abroad program that is faculty-led, exchange or attending an Arizona Abroad Location.
      • Have a FAFSA on file in the current academic year and have an Estimated Family Contribution of less than $8,000
      • Must not have received the travel grant previously
      • Must be willing to help promote Study Abroad at the University of Arizona or the greater community upon your return. After returning from your study abroad program, students are required to fulfill 5 hours of service by choosing an option below. 
        • Volunteering at the Study Abroad Fair in September (assisting with setup, managing booths, and takedown)
        • UA Study Abroad Marketeer (work under direction of study abroad to develop/deliver marketing materials or information)
  • Allison Feldman Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship
    • University of Arizona graduate and UA Study Abroad alumna Allison Feldman passed away at 31 years old, the result of murder. Her family and friends created an endowment in her name to memorialize her transformative study abroad experience in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 2004. Her father, Harley Feldman, encouraged Allison to study abroad, and says she returned to the U.S. more confident, excited about life, and a fluent Spanish speaker. He and Allison's mother, Elayne, along with close friends, hope to turn this tragedy into something positive by providing study abroad opportunities to deserving UA students. Award amount will be $500 eligible to be used towards Academic Year, Semester, Summer, Winter or Spring Break study abroad programs. 
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Currently enrolled degree-seeking University of Arizona sophomores, juniors, or seniors
      • Currently applying to a UA Study Abroad program that is faculty-led, exchange or attending an Arizona Abroad Location.
      • Minimum GPA of 2.5
      • Must participate in a study abroad program during which you will enroll in full-time equivalency during your term abroad
      • Have a FAFSA on file in the current academic year