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Public Health Scholarship Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.516
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 1, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Anne Patterson

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Shelia Burks


The Public Health Scholarship Program provides grants to strengthen the public health workforce by providing support to organizations to develop scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue training and careers in public health. Projects should focus on workforce shortages, populations at highest risk for health disparities, low health literacy, social determinants of health (SDOH), and infrastructure to provide necessary services in rural and underserved communities.

The program goal is to increase the capacity in public health systems to meet core public health functions, the Ten Essential Public Health Services, and decrease public health inequities and health disparities. Objectives include:

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of the public health workforce by developing or strengthening community partnerships and linkages to identify employment needs, training opportunities, and to facilitate scholarship recipients' employment post-training completion in state or local governments, including state, local, territorial or tribal public health departments, and other public health-related organizations
  • Educate the public health workforce to address public health inequities and health disparities and incorporate principles of SDOH into practice
  • Educate the public health workforce to prevent, prepare for, and respond to recovery activities related to COVID–19, as well as other public health emergencies, by providing public health field experience (practicum) opportunities

Eligible applicants include:

  • Health professions schools, including accredited schools or programs of public health, health administration, preventive medicine, dental public health, and/or health management programs
  • Academic health centers
  • State and local governments
  • Other appropriate public and private nonprofit entities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,500,000 per award
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 26
Estimated total program funding: $39,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Emergency preparedness and response · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Public health · Social determinants of health

Organizations (3)

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