Community Health Sciences (CHS) students officially admitted to the Maternal and Child Health Program (MCHP) are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the MCHP. This special funding is available through the DHHS Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Irving B. Harris Foundation. Student support through MCHP includes a limited number of assistantships, scholarships, and travel awards.
Preference is given to students who hold a terminal clinical degree within their designated discipline (such as a Master's degree in Nursing or Social Work or a Registered Dietitian), those who have two years of paid professional MCH experience, and/or students with outstanding academic performance. Students must submit a Program Proposal in MCH their first term and must also maintain MCH as their major course of study.
Special funding is available for qualified first year and continuing doctoral students in the MCH Epidemiology program.
All MCHP students will be notified via email of when to submit their application forms each semester.
UIC Maternal and Child Health Awards
Maternal and Child Health Student Research Award
Dr. Sharon L. Telleen Maternal and Child Health Award
Loretta Pratt Lacey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Dr. Lacey, a nationally renowned alumna and faculty member of SPH. The fund supports students of African American origin or descent, whose area of study focuses on women’s health. Master and doctoral level students are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.
Other Financial Assistance Available
All students who are degree candidates in the UIC School of Public Health (SPH) are eligible to apply for financial aid as well as various scholarships/awards offered through UIC SPH.
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