Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Scholarship

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is pleased to announce the new Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Scholarship to support the public health workforce in the Flint community. Thanks to the generous support from the Michigan State University Division of Public Health, one scholarship will be awarded to an MPH student who lives or works in the Greater Flint community, including Mt. Morris and Burton. 

The scholarship will cover tuition and fees for completing MSU's online Master of Public Health, a 43-credit program that can be completed in 19-months. Due to COVID-19, there is no GRE required to apply at this time.

"Over the past year, we have witnessed how the global coronavirus pandemic has a local impact," shares Wayne R. McCullough, Director of the MPH program. "Our Public Health colleagues have played a critical role collaborating in the Flint community to get credible and reliable information to the public. COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of having public health experts embedded within the community, protecting people's health where they live or work. This is the reason why we felt now was the time to invest in the community at this magnitude - and prepare the next generation of local master's degree prepared public health citizens."

The scholarship's principal aim is to offer financial support to encourage serious and deserving students from the Greater Flint Community to pursue a graduate-level degree in public health. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 program year with a fall start. Recipients can attend online on a part-time or full-time basis.

Scholarship Application Requirements

  • Applicants must live or work in the Greater Flint community and be accepted into the MPH program
  • Regular admission to the MSU Master of Public Health program for fall semester 2021
  • 300 to 500-word personal statement discussing the applicant’s commitment to the Flint community (e.g., volunteer or work activities involving community engagement) and the applicant’s plans/goals within the Flint community for implementing the knowledge obtained through completion of the Master of Public Health program
  • Resume/CV (word or PDF doc)

Students with a fall 2021 semester start will be given priority. If the scholarship is not awarded to a fall semester applicant, it will be offered to spring and summer semester applicants. Apply by June 30, 2021, 11:59 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered.

Applying to the Scholarship is a Two-Step Process

  1. Apply to the Michigan State University Master of Public Health program for the fall semester of 2021
  2. Apply to the Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Application

The scholarship is not need-based; however, financial need is considered in reviewing each scholarship application. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Master of Public Health Scholarship Review Committee. Applicants will be contacted via e-mail with the decision regarding their scholarship application.

Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Scholarship Flyer. 

March 12, 2021