Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Boonshoft Public Health Workforce Scholarship

Public Health Scholarship Educators

Healthy communities require skilled public health leaders. Public health leaders must understand the broad range of factors that influence population-level health and be skilled in the areas of data-based decision-making, program management, and leading teams and building consensus. 

The Boonshoft Public Health Workforce Scholarship program aims to train the next generation of public health leaders by providing scholarships equal to 50% of the in-state graduate tuition and program fees.  

Scholarship Criteria 

Scholarship applicants must be employed full-time, for at least one year, within an Ohio public health department.  Applicants are encouraged to apply in partnership with their organization by including at least one letter of recommendation written by a health department supervisor. 

The Population and Public Health Sciences Student Awards and Recognition Committee will review the applications and select up to three scholarship awardees each academic year.  Awardees must remain in good academic standing (3.0 or higher GPA) while attending the WSU M.P.H. program. Applicants must also meet the M.P.H. admissions criteria as described below. 

Application Deadline 
May 14, 2021

M.P.H. Admissions Process

The Admissions Committee considers several factors when reviewing program applications. All candidates must meet these minimum requirements: 


  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA 2.7 or higher 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution 


Apply to the Wright State University Graduate School

Scholarship applicants will apply to the Wright State University Graduate School and submit the following documents (scholarship applicants will not be required to apply in SOPHAS, but will need to acknowledge statement about applying to SOPHAS when applying to Wright State): 

  • Official transcripts for ALL higher education institutions attended.  

  • The application fee is $40. 

Fill out the Boonshoft Public Health Workforce Scholarship Application Form

Applicants should submit the online Boonshoft Public Health Workforce Scholarship Application below along with: 

  • A current resume or C.V.

  • Personal statement describing your public health career and future goals. Your personal statement should not exceed 500 words and be written in your own words. 

  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to your professional or academic experience; one letter should be from your current supervisor. Please send your letters of recommendation to Lori Metivier, Program Coordinator, at

Describe your public health career and future goals. Your personal statement should not exceed 500 words and be written in your own words.
Files must be less than 7 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.

M.P.H. Program Cost 

M.P.H. tuition and fees are charged at the regular university Graduate School rate and will vary by full-time or part-time, resident or non-resident status. The M.P.H. program has an additional $149 per credit hour program fee. 

Information on tuition and residency is available on the RaiderConnect webpage. 

For More Information 

For questions, please contact Camille Edwards, MPH, CHES, Workforce Development and Community Engagement Director,


Last edited on 12/23/2020.