NCPHA Scholarships

The following scholarships will be available. Each scholarship has its own application form for which all criteria must be completed. All documentation should be submitted with application or indicated that is being sent separately (transcripts and recommendation letters). All materials must arrive by the deadline. NCPHA will acknowledge receipt of applications, but is not responsible for checking the completeness of applications. Omissions may eliminate your application from consideration.

Robert S. Parker Leadership Scholarship

One (1) $1500.00 Award
Applicants should be an individual who has worked in the field of public health for at least five (5) years and is pursuing graduate-level training that would qualify him/her for a leadership position in public health, and has been a paid member of NCPHA for at least two (2) consecutive years. Click here for the Robert S. Parker Leadership Scholarship Application. Applicants must submit the following in addition to the completed application form:
  • A document listing your complete work history and outlining job responsibilities
  • A typed, one-page explanation of how you expect to apply the graduate-level training towards a leadership role in public health.

Undergraduate/Graduate Education Scholarships

Two (2) up to $850.00 scholarships
The Undergraduate/Graduate Education scholarships are available for individuals pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with application towards public health practice. Click here for the Undergraduate/Graduate Education Scholarship Application.

Associate/Technical Degree or Certificate Scholarship

One (1) up to $300.00 scholarship
This scholarship is available to an individual(s) pursuing an Associate/Technical degree or certification with application towards public health practice. Click here for the Associate/Technical Degree/Certificate Scholarship Application.

Women's and Children's Health Section Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Ann Wolfe

One (1) $500 scholarship


This scholarship is for individuals working in a child health, family planning, maternal health or BCCCP Program of a public health department in NC.  This scholarship is available for individuals pursuing a certification, an undergraduate or graduate degree with application towards public health practice in order to advance the individual's competence in his or her public health position in serving women and children. Click here for the Women's and Children's Health Section Scholarship Application.

One Child of NCPHA Member Scholarship

One (1) up to $500 scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a child of a member of NCPHA for the next academic year. The child need not be pursuing a public health-related academic program. Click here for the Child of NCPHA Member Scholarship Application.

The Scholarship Committee will consider the following selection factors:

  • Potential of applicant to succeed based on demonstration of ambition and leadership evident by participation in school, church or community activities.
  • Scholastic Record, based on official school transcript of last 12 months of school attendance.
  • Character, based on written recommendations from non-family member adults who have worked with the students in school, employment/internships, or in the community.

Application Guidance for Scholarships

If you have any questions about the application forms or the scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair Karen Villines by email or 336-242-2880.

Note: If any scholarship recipient fails to comply with the terms of the Scholarship Award, the recipient must return the scholarship money to the NCPHA.

**Applications MUST be received in the NCPHA office by July 11, 2014 to be considered by the selection committee.

Mail the completed application to:

NCPHA Scholarship Committee
3000 Industrial Drive
Suite 140
Raleigh, NC 27609

The Nursing Section also offers two scholarships.  To learn more about their scholarships and to obtain an application click here.