CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR FPHA Awards and Scholarships

Please consider contributing to the Florida Public Health Foundation to help fund a scholarship (check out the Donate page). 
Contact FPHA at fpha@srahec.org for more information.

Meritorious Service Award
One award annually to an FPHA member who has a record of outstanding contributions to FPHA in the field of public health for several years. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with justification and detailed narrative of achievements. 
Previous Meritorious Service  Awards 

Homer D. Venters Award
One award annually to a public laboratory worker and FPHA member with less than 10 years experience in the field. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with biosketch, including education and work experience.

Hall of Memory
One award annually to a public health or allied health worker (deceased at least 2 years) who made a significant contribution to public health. Nomination from FPHA member by letter; short reading of eulogy with family invited to attend.

Outstanding Reporter
One award annually to a Florida newspaper reporter who went beyond the call of duty to report public health concerns that furthered health promotion or disease prevention. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with documentation including article(s), date, time, story or series and detailed justification.

Outstanding News Publication – One award annually to a Florida television station or reporter who showed leadership and excellence when covering major health events or publicizing an aspect of public health in the news. Nomination from FPHA member by letter identifying publication, publisher, editor, and detailed justification.

Legislative Award -
Two awards annually to members of the Florida or U.S. Senate or House for outstanding leadership advocating, supporting, or enacting legislation, thereby promoting public health policies and programs. Nomination from FPHA member by letter detailing nominee’s history and accomplishments, specific legislation or legislative activity, benefits, etc.

Robert D. May, M.D. Award -
One award annually to a public health worker and FPHA member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments advancing public health at local or state levels. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with nominee’s information including professional status, experience and the special accomplishment that justifies nomination. This award is a good opportunity to recognize “best practices” in local efforts.

J.Y. Porter, M.D. Award
One award given annually to a health educator and FPHA member to recognize outstanding contribution to health promotion profession or activities. Nomination by FPHA member by letter outlining justification for award.

Richard Hosking Award for Distinguished Service in Domestic Violence Prevention

- One award annually to a public health worker and FPHA member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in prevention of domestic violence and family preservation at local or state levels. Nomination by letter from FPHA member outlining accomplishments and justification.



2021 PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduate Students seeking a degree in Public Health are encouraged to apply for an FPHA Scholarship. Scholarship will be presented at the 2021 FPHA Virtual Conference, free registration to attend the 2021 Public Health Reimagined Virtual Conference, and a 2-year student membership beginning July 2021. Active student members of FPHA are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients must commit to serving on, and being active in, one interest group; and remain in Florida for at least one-year post graduation to contribute to Florida's Public Health System.

Applications must include:

  • Narrative (1-2 pages) explaining professional goals and reasons for seeking Graduate Degree;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Two original letters of recommendation for this scholarship from 2 non-family (preferably faculty members) references;
  • Copy of current transcript showing Grade Point Average.

Undergraduate Students seeking degrees in public health or health related programs are encouraged to apply for an FPHA Scholarship. Scholarship will be presented at the 2021 FPHA Virtual Conference, free registration to attend the 2021 Public Health Reimagined Virtual Conference, and a 2-year student membership beginning July 2021. The student does not need to be an FPHA member but must be nominated by an active member. Scholarship recipients will commit to actively serve on the Student Interest Group.

Applications must include:

  • Narrative (1-2 pages) that explains professional goals and reasons for interest in health or public health;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Two original letters of recommendation for this scholarship from 2 non-family (preferably faculty members) references.
  • Copy of current transcript showing Grade Point Average.

Send scholarship applications postmarked/emailed no later than May 21st, 2021 to: fpha@srahec.org

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2018 Annual Educational Conference Awards



                                                   

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