Public and Community Health Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships available to qualified School of Community Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate students to help with the cost of completing a degree program. For general information about scholarships and financial aid, refer to the University's Office of Financial Aid

How to Apply

To apply, student must complete the FAFSA and the University of Nevada, Reno General Scholarship application prior to filling out the School of Community Health Sciences Supplemental Scholarship Application. The Supplemental Scholarship Application can only be submitted between January 1 and February 15. Applications submitted at other times will not be considered. The amounts of the following scholarships range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars and may vary each year.

Soroptimist International Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships:

  • Maximum amount: $8,000. Disbursed based on remaining semesters anticipated.
  • Eligible applicants are women who have interrupted school for family or personal reasons and are now enrolled in a degree program.

Graduate scholarships:

  •  Maximum amount: $6,000. May be disbursed all at once or over time, depending on the student's circumstances.
  •  Not required to be re-entry women students, but preference given.

Details of our scholarships and the application are available on our website,

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Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship (2019)

The Guttmacher Institute is pleased to announce the 2019 cycle of the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship to support emerging leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The scholarship honors the legacy of Cory L. Richards, a member of the Guttmacher Institute staff for nearly four decades whose passion for mentorship and commitment to developing new leaders benefited countless individuals in the field. The scholarship aims to nurture the development of future leaders by providing financial support to students seeking Masters degrees in the fields of public health or public policy who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The 2019 Cory L. Richards Scholar will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $15,000 to support full-time study toward a Masters degree in public health or public policy at an accredited institution in the United States. In keeping with the Institute's and Cory's commitment to equalizing opportunity, priority will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need. The application process for the award for the 2019-2020 academic year is now open, with applications due on March 27, 2019 by 3:00 PM Central Time. Please see the links below for further details.

The Institute thanks the many individuals, colleague organizations and foundations whose generosity made this scholarship possible.

To learn more about Cory L. Richards' 38-year career with the Guttmacher Institute and his many contributions to the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, click here.

For more information:

Click here for detailed information about the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship
Click here to begin the scholarship application
Click here for information on the 2018 Cory L. Richards Scholar

Honey Lake Hospice Scholarship In Memory of Margie Dunlavy

Hospice is a program of flexible services that provides compassionate care wherever a ter-minally ill patient chooses to live. Hospice affirms life but regards dying as part of the normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. With hospice, family members are directly involved in making decisions and in helping the person they love. It provides many benefits that are not possible in a traditional healthcare setting. In most cases, hospice care enables people to die at home, in comfort and surrounded by the people they love.

Basis for Award:

The applicant must be a resident of Northern California (Sacramento and above), or be a student at a Northern California or Reno, NV college, have successfully completedhis/her first semester of college with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who will becontinuing her/his education in the field of nursing, medicine or related health care atan accredited 2 yr. or 4 yr. College or University.

The applicant should have an interest in gerontology, oncology and/or hospice and palliative care and be able to express that interest in an essay.

Award Amount:

The $1500 flexible amount scholarship will be paid to the College or University for disbursement when Honey Lake Hospice has received official proof and notification of enrollment from the College Registrar. The Scholarship money must be claimed within the school year it is awarded, either in the first or second semester. The successful recipient may apply again for further scholarship assistance in a future year of college.

Appliication Must Include:

  1. Completed Application
  2. High School and College Transcripts
  3. One page typed autobiography which includes your goals and how this scholarship will benefit you.
  4. A short, typed statement of need - what are your sources of payment for your college education?
  5. Two letters of recommendation - one from a family friend, employer, clergy-person or community organization you have volunteered for, and one from an instructor you took a class from or a Dean at your college.
  6. Essay expressing interest in gerontology, oncology and/or hospice and palliative care.
  7. Completed "Counselor or Dean's Report on Applicant."

Scholarrship Application Deadliine:

Return completed scholarship application and all attachments to:

Honey Lake Hospice
P.O. Box 1166
Susanville, CA 96130

Deadline: March 15 (of each year)

Scholarshiip Application

Public and Community Health Scholarship Applications