Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Boonshoft Public Health Workforce Scholarship

Public Health Workforce Scholarship

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.  

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.  

Application Deadline 
Applications for Fall 2023 will open in March 2023

For Information on How to Apply

M.P.H. Program Cost 

M.P.H. tuition is charged at the regular university Graduate School rate and will vary by full-time or part-time. 

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

For More Information 

For questions, please contact Lori Metivier, M.P.H. Program Coordinator,


Last edited on 07/14/2022.