The Illinois Public Health Association announces the availability of four (4) scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year for qualified graduate students in Public Health.


IPHA Scholarship for Graduate Study in Public Health: 

Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each

Edith Heide Memorial Scholarship: 

One scholarship in the amount of $2,000


IPHA Scholarship Overview 2017.pdf

IPHA Scholarship Application 2017.doc

IPHA Scholarship Application 2017.pdf 



Eligibility:  Must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Illinois and enrolled in a public-health related graduate degree program at a recognized and accredited university in Illinois.

Guidelines:  Scholarship assistance may be used toward the payment of tuition and fees only.  Recipients of scholarships may apply and be considered for support for a second year.

Award:  The applicant with the highest score will receive the Edith Heide scholarship and the second - fourth place applicants will all receive the IPHA Scholarship for Graduate Study in Public Health.  The four scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at the IPHA Annual Meeting, September 20, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, to receive their scholarship certificate. If the scholarship recipient is not a current IPHA member, they will be given a one-year student membership.         

Disbursement:  Upon verification of enrollment, the Illinois Public Health Association will send the scholarship funds directly to the financial aid office of the recipient’s college or university.

Deadline:   Completed applications for scholarship assistance for the 2017-18 academic year must be received no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.