Grants and Endowed Scholarships

Need-based Grants and Scholarships for U.S. Students and Permanent Residents:

Institutional grants are need–based and awarded by the YSPH Financial Aid Office. In order to be considered for a grant you must submit the following:

Merit Scholarships for U.S. Students and Permanent Residents:

The following scholarships are awarded by the YSPH Admissions Committee, and no separate application is required except where noted.

  • Dean's Scholarship:  Recipients selected on the basis of outstanding interest and passion for public health, demonstrated academic ability, and high motivation for professional achievement in the field of public health.  This, our most prestigious award, covers two years of tuition and, room/board and expenses.  
  • Opportunity Scholarship (FAFSA report required):  Recipients selected on the basis of financial need, outstanding interest and passion for public health, demonstrated academic ability, and high motivation for professional achievement in the field of public health with preference given to applicants from underrepresented groups.  This scholarship covers two years of tuition, room/board and expenses.
  • Bernadette M. Mosellie Scholarship Fund (FAFSA report required):  For Yale School of Medicine students with outstanding academic achievement, and with demonstrated financial need, who are also pursuing an MPH from YSPH in Health Policy or Health Care Management.
  • Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows (formally Peace Corps Fellows/USA): Awarded to select Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV). RPCVs are considered for the fellowship at the time of admission.  Fellows receive a minimum award of $5,000 and complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community. For more information on the Coverdell Fellows Program, visit the Peace Corps website.

Merit Scholarships for International Students: 

The following scholarships are awarded by the YSPH Admissions Committee, and no separate application is required except where noted.

  • Dean's Scholarship:  Recipients selected on the basis of outstanding interest and passion for public health, demonstrated academic ability, and high motivation for professional achievement in the field of public health.  This, our most prestigious award, covers two years of tuition and, room/board and expenses.  
  • Okvuran International Scholarship Fund (for students from Turkey): Recipients selected based on demonstrated academic ability, personal accomplishment, strong commitment for making significant long-term contribution in Turkey, and high motivation for professional achievement in the field of public health with preference given to citizens of Turkey.  
  • Overlook International Foundation Scholarship Fund (for students in Latin American countries): Recipients selected based on demonstrated academic ability, personal accomplishment, strong commitment for making significant long-term contribution in the Central/South American region, and high motivation for professional achievement in the field of public health with preference given to citizens of Central/South America.  

Outside Scholarships

All students are encouraged to seek outside scholarships from their employer, alma mater, organizations with which they are affiliated, and via web site searches.  A sampling is below:

Students who receive a full tuition scholarship would not be eligible for the YSPH Grant. Students must inform the Financial Aid Office of any outside support, as awards may need to be revised.