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Financial Opportunities and Training Programs

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.

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For the full list of student awards, fellowships, scholarships and training programs, please see the sections below.

For more information about these financial opportunities please contact the FSPH Student Affairs Office at 310.825.5524, or Michelle Garcia-Navarro, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at garciana@ph.ucla.edu.

FSPH NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Newly admitted students are automatically considered for most of the departmental and schoolwide awards for which they are eligible – there is nothing you need to do to ensure you’re considered for these awards, except where noted as “Student Application”. All admitted FSPH students will be contacted by our Director of Financial Services if scholarships become available for which they are eligible to apply. Note that eligibility requirements below are a guide only. Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Dean's Leadership Grants 

Award Amount: $20,000 per award ($10,000 per year for 2 years) 
Awards Given: 3-12 awards annually per department
Application Process: If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be automatically considered for this award by your department.
Eligibility: For incoming MPH students, based on academic and personal achievements, dedication to the field of public health, and financial need.  

Opportunity Awards for Incoming Students

Award Amount: $3,000 to $20,000 per award
Awards Given:  3-10 awards annually per department
Application Process: If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be automatically considered for this award by your department.
Eligibility: For incoming masters and doctoral students in each department, based on academic merit and personal achievements, financial need and dedication to public health.

Eugene and Sallyann Fama Fellowships

Award Amount: Up to $23,000 per award, distributed over two years
Awards Given: Four awards annually
Application Process: If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be automatically considered for this award by your department.
Eligibility: Demonstrated need, academic merit, probability of having a significant impact in the student's area of study, demonstrated impact in a community setting and demonstrated potential to make significant contributions in the field of public health.

Awards by Specific Topic Area or with Departmental Eligibility:

Eleanor De Benedictis Award for Incoming Students

Award Amount: $30,000
Awards Given: One award annually
Application Process: If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be automatically considered for this award by your department.
Eligibility: Financial support for nutritionists or dietitians at the doctoral level who are pursuing graduate degrees in any of the School's departments and have demonstrated financial need. 

Laurie and Bill Benenson Environmental Health Fellowship

Award Amount: $40,000 per year
Awards Given: 
One student fellow is chosen every two years
Application Process: 
Nomination by the department of Environmental Health Sciences. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be automatically considered for this award by the department.
Eligibility: 
 Students pursuing an MPH degree in Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, demonstrated interest in and commitment to working on a major environmental problem, academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated likelihood of working in a high need community, demonstrated likelihood of having an impact.

Levin-Gordon Health Policy Management Fellowship

Award Amount: $8,000 per award ($4,000 per year for 2 years)
Awards Given: One award annually
Application Process: Nomination by the department of Health Policy and Management. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be automatically considered for this award by the department.
Eligibility: Student pursuing a masters degree in Health Policy Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.  Students should have a demonstrated interest and commitment to working on a public health issue and show potential to make significant contributions as a leader in the field of health policy management.  A new recipient is chosen every other year.

 

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.

 

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