Health Equity Scholars program

HES LogoOur School’s mission is to train the next generation of public health leaders. To do this justice, we must train a diverse group of students to take on these future leadership roles. To expand the diversity of students entering the MPH Program, the School offers Health Equity Scholarships to qualified graduates, and current students, of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who are dedicated to addressing health disparities. In addition to tuition support, the Health Equity Scholars program provides students with enhanced mentorship and leadership training.

The Health Equity Scholars program

The Health Equity Scholars program provides MPH students with high-quality applied learning opportunities to address health disparities through research and public health practice while they gain the skills needed for future careers. Students selected into the Health Equity Scholars Program receive:

  • Up to a full tuition scholarship for the MPH Program at Brown University (based on demonstrated need)
  • Enhanced mentorship
  • Leadership training

To be eligible for the Health Equity Scholars program, applicants must be working toward or possess a postsecondary degree from a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) from this list of approved HBCU schools or be part of the Brown-Tougaloo Public Health Partnership.

In the SOPHAS portal, eligible applicants to the MPH program should indicate their interest in the Health Equity Scholars program in their “Statement of Purpose” and in the “Research Interest” question located in the “Program Materials” section of the application. Applicants are considered on an individual basis.

The application deadline for the Health Equity Scholars Program is March 1, 2021

Apply on SOPHAS

Current events have again reinforced the terrible public health impact of racism. The Brown University School of Public Health is committed to addressing racism, poverty, and other social determinants of health that drive the terrible health disparities that exist in the United States and throughout the world. Key to this mission is training the next generation of public health leaders who will devote themselves to addressing health disparities. We are re-dedicating our efforts to expand the diversity of students entering our MPH Program and to provide high quality applied learning opportunities for students to address health disparities through research and public health practice while they gain the skills for their future careers. This includes the Health Equity Scholars Program which provides scholarship support, along with enhanced mentorship and applied public health learning opportunities to students who are dedicated to addressing health disparities. In future years we will look to develop innovative partnerships with Hispanic Serving Institutions and to further expand eligibility to the fellowship program.