The objective of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program is to increase the number and quality of individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level by awarding deserving health policy students financial support to further their education.
The David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program recognizes student excellence and achievement based upon the student’s record, recommendations from faculty and colleagues, and evidence of their interest in and commitment to health policy. Ten $10,000 scholarships will be offered to students who demonstrate their potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level upon graduation from their master’s health administration and/or health policy degree program. In the fall following selection, students will be hosted at a 1-day health policy symposium in Washington, DC.
- The David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program is open to current first year graduate students in their second full-time equivalent semester or third full-time equivalent quarter studying at any AUPHA member graduate program. A minimum of five courses must have been completed in order to be eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be scheduled to complete the didactic portion of their degree not later than December, 2014.
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- Scholars are selected based on expressed and demonstrated commitment to health policy, leadership, academic achievement, community involvement and long term career interest in health policy.
Applicants must apply directly directly to AUPHA by following the link below and submitting the following materials:
APPLICATION FORM (closed for 2014)
- A resume detailing both professional and extracurricular activities.
- A personal statement detailing the applicant’s interest in and commitment to health policy and how they intend to pursue policy within their career. This statement should be roughly one and one half single spaced pages in length and should provide detail on what experiences in your life have directed you towards a career in health policy and what your future career aspirations are. The statement should outline how your academic preparation has and will continue to prepare you for a career in health policy.
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (at least one full-time equivalent semester of graduate work is required). All transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required and must arrive at AUPHA by Friday, April 19, 2013. They may be submitted by fax (703) 894-0941 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- One letter of nomination for the scholarship from a faculty member in your degree program. This letter should be signed and on letterhead and speak specifically to your qualifications for this scholarship.
- One letter of nomination from a preceptor or employer. This letter should be signed and on letterhead and speak specifically to your qualifications for this scholarship.
Mail materials that are not uploaded to:
Winston Health Policy Scholars Program
2000 14th Street North
Arlington, VA 22201
Email Lydia Middleton, Winston Fellowshp Executive Director @ email@example.com
or Call: 703-894-0940 x131