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FSPH Financial Opportunities

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health offers a wide variety of scholarships, fellowships, paid internships and training programs, as well as employment opportunities to students and post-doctoral candidates. For more information about these financial opportunities please contact the FSPH Student Affairs Office 310.825.5524 or garciana@ph.ucla.edu.

FSPH NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

For newly admitted students the following FSPH awards are by departmental nomination.  Automatically all accepted students are considered for the awards/grants/scholarships. All admitted FSPH students will be contacted by our director of Financial Services if scholarships become available in which they are eligible to apply.

Dean's Leadership Grants

Award Amount: $20,000 (2 year award $10,000 for each year)
Awards Given: varies
Application Process: Departmental Nomination
Statement of Eligibility: For incoming MPH students, based on academic and personal achievements, and dedication to the field of public health.

Eleanor DeBenedictis Award

Award Amount: Tuition 
Awards Given: One Award
Application Process: Departmental Nomination
Statement of Eligibility: To provide financial support for nutritionists or dietitians who are pursuing graduate degrees in any of the School's departments under the direction of the Dean of the School of Public Health. 

Future Public Health Leaders Award

Award Amount: Up to $25,000 ($10,000 for each of two years, plus $5,000 to support summer fieldwork)
Awards Given: 10 Awards
Application Process: Departmental Nomination
Statement of Eligibility: For incoming masters students, based on academic and personal achievements, and dedication to the field of public health.

Laurie and Bill Benenson Environmental Health Fellowship Endowment 

Award Amount: Tuition for 2 years plus stipend
Awards Given: 
One Award
Application Process: 
EHS Departmental Nomination  
Statement of Eligibility: 
 Pursuing MPH degree in Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Opportunity Awards (Departmental Block Grants)

Award Amount: Varies
Awards Given:  Varies
Application Process: Departmental Nomination
Statement of Eligibility: To provide financial support based on financial need and academic excellence.

University Opportunities 

For applicants and entering students, student financial support funds at UCLA are provided to graduate students in the form of grants, fellowships, traineeships, teaching assistantships and graduate student researcher appointments. Support based solely on need is also provided, in the form of work-study and loans, through the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. A student may receive both a departmental or Graduate Division award in addition to an award based solely on financial need if the need-based criteria are met. However, the amount of a need-based award may change based on any other additional awards. The University of California is committed to the full realization of its historic promise to recognize and nurture merit, talent, and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in its education, services, and administration, as well as research and creative activity.
Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship (PhD applicants)

This four-year fellowship program, funded by the University of California Office of the President, the UCLA Graduate Division, and the UCLA home department, supports a limited number of students who are entering PhD programs and are interested in a career in college or university teaching and research. The fellowship currently provides a stipend of $25,000 plus tuition and, for the first year only, nonresident supplemental tuition if necessary. Professional degree supplemental tuition, if the awardee is enrolled in a professional degree program, is not covered.Fellows may not be employed during the first quarter of this fellowship. During the student’s fourth year, the Graduate Division provides a second year of support at the same funding level. The student’s department is obligated to provide two or more years of equivalent support.

Applicants should review the Eugene Cota-Robles Application Instructions. Complete the appropriate sections within the online admissions application.  If you’ve already submitted the online admissions application, complete the Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students, provide a Diversity Statement (see form for details) and send both to your prospective home department. Applicants must be nominated by their department/school. Students pursuing master’s, MD, DDS or JD degrees are not eligible for this program. Individuals from cultural, racial, linguistic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply.

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program (GOFP)
This one-year fellowship program supports a limited number of entering students pursuing terminal or professional master’s degrees or the JD. Awardees receive a $20,000 stipend plus tuition (and nonresident supplemental tuition if necessary). Professional degree supplemental tuition, if the awardee is enrolled in a professional degree program, is not covered. Fellows may not be employed during the first term of this fellowship. Students pursuing doctoral degrees (e.g., PhD, MD, DDS, etc.) are not eligible for funding.  Applicants should review the GOFP Application Instructions. Complete the appropriate sections within the online admissions application.  If you’ve already submitted the online admissions application, complete the Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students, provide a Diversity Statement (see form for details) and send both to your prospective home department. Applicants must be nominated by their department/school. Individuals from cultural, racial, linguistic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply.
 

ANNUAL AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS

FSPH Training Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT

SUMMER INTERNSHIP FUNDING

Undocumented Students: Financial Aid Opportunities