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Awards

Barbara E. Burkman Scholarship Award

The Barbara E. Burkman HAPP Scholarship Award was established and endowed by a graduate of the program. The award is given to a student who has demonstrated academic stature and scholarly/creative activity in their chosen discipline.

Application:

To apply, a student must submit the Barbara E. Burkman Scholarship Award Application. In addition, the applicant must provide the selection committee with the following:

  • 1-2 page statement of why they chose HAPP as their major and how the HAPP major connects with their career goals
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • Resume

In order to qualify for consideration of this award, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared Health Administration and Policy major (at least two semesters before applying)
  • Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 for at least two consecutive semesters at UMBC

All documents should be submitted to Melissa Rose, mrose4@umbc.edu who will process the application for departmental review and decision.

Deadline:

December 1, 2018

Distinctive Undergraduate Experience Research (DUER) Fund

In Fall 2008, the Department created a Distinctive Undergraduate Experience Research (DUER) Fund to support important undergraduate scholarly research. The goal of this award is to encourage the academic development, research skills, and professionalization of undergraduate Anthropology, Sociology, and Health Administration and Policy majors through small financial awards. This program is consistent with the UMBC emphasis on creating a distinctive undergraduate experience.

Application:

To apply for an award, a student must submit a single page description of the purpose of the request, the expected benefit, and an itemized budget. The description also should include other sources of support requested and/or received for the project. Students must explore other sources of funding prior to submitting a proposal to the department (e.g., the Office of Undergraduate Education, the UGA, etc). A department faculty member must be willing to serve as a sponsor of the project/activity and submit a letter of support.

All documents should be submitted to Cathy McDonnell, Department Coordinator, cat@umbc.edu who will process the application for departmental review and decision.

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Gill Award

The Gill Award is awarded bi-annually. There is no application process associated with this award. Faculty select recipients based on service in the program and GPA. This award is for graduate students.

HAPP COM Scholarship

The Health Administration and Policy Program Council of Majors’ (HAPP COM) Scholarship was established by the student organization to recognize outstanding academic achievement by Health Administration and Policy majors.

Application:

To apply, a student must submit the Health Administration and Policy Program Council of Majors’ Scholarship Award Application. In addition, the applicant must provide the selection committee with the following:

  • Resume

In order to qualify for consideration of this award, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared Health Administration and Policy major
  • Have achieved at least junior standing and be actively enrolled in the semester the award is given
  • Must not exceed financial aid limitations
  • Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 for at least two consecutive semesters at UMBC

All documents should be submitted to Melissa Rose, mrose4@umbc.edu who will process the application for departmental review and decision.

Deadline:

December 1, 2018

Lewis Award

The Lewis scholarship is awarded annually. There is no application process associated with this award. Faculty select recipients based on academic excellence. This award is for undergraduate students.

Outstanding Students

The Outstanding Student Award is awarded annually. There is no application process associated with this award. Faculty select recipients based on service in the major and GPA. This award is for undergraduate students.