To raise awareness about emergency preparedness, APHA offers the Get Ready Scholarship. The scholarship is a component of APHA's Get Ready campaign, which works to help Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies.
Six scholarships of $400 each will be awarded:
Winning students will also receive a free one-year membership in APHA.
The Get Ready Scholarship is open to:
a) U.S. high school seniors graduating in the spring who plan to further their education at a college, university or certified trade school in the summer or fall of the same year;
b) Currently enrolled U.S. college or university students who will be continuing their studies at the undergraduate or graduate level in the summer or fall of the same year;
c) Currently enrolled U.S. college or university graduate students who will be continuing their studies at the graduate level in the summer or fall of the same year.
The Get Ready campaign judging panel will read essays and select scholarship winners. Winners will be selected annually in April and will be notified via e-mail. The winners' names and essay excerpts may be published on the Get Ready website or via other APHA communication outlets.
Entries will be limited to the first 300 submissions in each education level (300 high school submissions, 300 undergraduate submissions and 300 graduate submissions). Once the limit has been reached in a respective level, that level will be closed for submissions.
For questions about the scholarship, contact Charlene Bright at 202-777-2491 or go to http://www.getreadyforflu.org/new_pg_scholarship.htm