Scholarships and Grants for US Citizens and Permanent Residents

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Merit scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded by the Yale School of Public Health Admissions Committee to US Citizens and Permanent Residents. No separate application is required except where noted. 

All applicants are considered for merit scholarships as part of the admissions process, but you may reference the list below to ensure you highlight any relevant skills or experience in your admissions application.

Recipients selected on the basis of outstanding interest and passion for public health, demonstrated academic ability, and high motivation for professional achievement in the field of public health. This, our most prestigious award, covers two years of tuition and, room/board and expenses.
Recipients selected on the basis of financial need, outstanding interest and passion for public health, demonstrated academic ability, and high motivation for professional achievement in the field of public health with preference given to applicants from underrepresented groups.  This scholarship covers two years of tuition, room/board and expenses.
For Yale School of Medicine students with outstanding academic achievement, and with demonstrated financial need, who are also pursuing an MPH from YSPH in Health Policy.
Awarded to select Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV). RPCVs are considered for the fellowship at the time of admission.  Fellows receive a minimum award of $5,000 and complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community. For more information on the Coverdell Fellows Program, visit the Peace Corps website.
Selected recipients demonstrate strong leadership qualities, outstanding interest and passion for public health and high academic achievement.

YSPH Need-based Grant

U.S. citizens and permanent residents may qualify for partial funding from a need-based grant. Applicants should submit the FAFSA and YSPH Financial Aid Application as soon as possible. The final deadline to apply for this grant is March 1.

Funding from other sources

In addition to consideration for YSPH financial resources, all students are encouraged to seek outside scholarships from their employer, alma mater, organizations with which they are affiliated, and via web site searches.  

While there is no one comprehensive place to find resources for Public Health students, the list below is a good place to start. 

Before you search

Before you being researching outside resources, be sure to familiarize yourself with the basics of scholarship scams to ensure you’re applying through trustworthy organizations that will keep your information safe.

If you know of a great resource you think should be included, or if you have any feedback on the resources listed, let us know by emailing Jennifer.Farkas@Yale.edu.

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We realize your Public Health education at Yale is an investment. I’m here to make sure you have a plan for your expenses, and help you see how your investment in a Yale degree will help you reach your goals.
— Jen Farkas
YSPH Director of Financial Aid
E-mail: jennifer.farkas@yale.edu
 Phone: (203) 785-5417