MA of Public Health Distance Learning Scholarship

Deadline: 15 December 2013 and 15 July 2014
Open to: anyone who is currently enrolled OR will enroll in the next six months in a graduate level, online master of public health program
Scholarship: two $1,000 merit-based scholarships to deserving online Master’s in Public Health candidates


OnlineMPHDegree, a social community for distance learning Masters of Public Health (MPH) programs, is pleased to announce the first ever MPH Scholarship for Online & Hybrid (online + campus) program candidates. They are offering two $1,000 merit-based scholarships to deserving online Masters of Public Health candidates for each calendar year. 

The purpose of the merit-based Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship is to help public health students pay for the costs of their education. The scholarship is ideal for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Community Leaders and more!

The scholarship award needs to be paid in one full, $1000 payment by check directly to a qualifying MPH educational program, such as a four-year university. The award must be paid within six months of notification to the winner.

All online MPH degrees and specializations will be considered, including but not limited to:

  • Master’s of Public Health – General
  • Master’s of Public Health – Epidemiology
  • Master’s of Public Health – Biostatistics
  • Master’s of Public Health – Nursing
  • Master’s of Public Health – Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Master’s of Public Health – Environmental Health
  • Master’s of Public Health – Health Policy and Management

Read the full terms and conditions HERE.


It may be awarded to anyone who is currently enrolled OR will enroll in the next six months in a graduate level, online master of public health program.

International & developing country students qualify! Students located outside of the United States must be enrolled in a program before being considered. Military students are welcome!

Students who are participating in any type of online MPH program may qualify for this program. Note: Campus-based MPH programs are not eligible for this scholarship. Hybrid programs – a combination of campus and online classes – are eligible for the scholarship.

Only master’s degree candidates qualify for the scholarship!


Applicants should complete the online registration form HERE by the deadlines of either 15 December 2013 or 15 July 2014.

The 500-800 word essay for the 2013 The Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship will ask the MPH candidate to address the following: What led you to choose public health as an area of study and how you hope to contribute to this field upon graduation from your school/program?

Winning applicants for The Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship are selected based upon the overall merit of their registration and the quality of their scholarship essay. Financial need is not a consideration. The winners of the scholarships will be chosen by the administrative staff of, based upon the overall merit of their registration.

One half of the weight of the judging will be from the formal registration, and one half will come from the written essay portion. Additional considered criteria are:

  • GPA (min 2.75 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Employment history

The criteria considered in the written essay is your ability to write a strong answer that directly answers the public health-related question, and gives insights based upon facts to support any claims you make.

Please direct any questions, comments or complaints to the Scholarship Coordinator, Melissa Hardman: [email protected] See the official website HERE for terms and conditions and further details.

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