Monday, January 4, 2010

Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Scholarships


The below is quoted directly from an e-mail press release. For more information, please see contact information at bottom:


MOREHOUSE COLLEGE PROJECT: IMHOTEP

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Scholarships

Application Deadline: January 31, 2010

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are providing four scholarships to qualified Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and recent graduates (class of 2009) for the Project: IMHOTEP internship program for summer of 2010. The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Alliance is working with APIAHF, and CDC to promote Project: IMHOTEP as part of their efforts to increase the number of NHPI public health and health care professionals. NHPI applicants who are not selected as scholarship are still eligible for the general selection process by Morehouse College. Please visit www.apiahf.org/imhotepstudents for information on the 2009 NHPI scholarship winners.

Background: Project: IMHOTEP is designed for underrepresented minority students who are interested in pursuing careers in public health, with particular focus in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Occupational Safety and Health. Interns gain valuable experience in conducting public health research with health professionals at the CDC. The program is open to students with a major/minor in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and any health related science.

Requirements: Applicant must be a Junior, Senior or Recent Graduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or better.

Dates of Program: May 24th through August 12, 2010

Location: Atlanta, GA; Cincinnati, OH; Hyattsville, MD; Morgantown, WV; Pittsburgh, PA; Spokane,WA; Tanzania, East Africa; and Washington, DC.

A Financial Stipend, Travel Allowance and Housing Will Be Provided.

THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED:

Complete Online Application: http://stdapp.morehouse.edu:8080/imhotep
Two completed recomendation forms
All official transcripts (mailed directly from registrar's office)

Contact:

Taunuu Ve'e-Remmers
NHPI Affairs
Phone: (415) 568-3306
tvremmers@apiahf.org

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