Students enroll in the School of Public Health to improve the health of communities, not to enter lucrative careers. Their ability to live out their high ideals is directly related to our ability to provide financial aid. Financial aid endowments help reduce our students’ debt burden and clears the way for their important work tomorrow. At best, we can offer scholarships that cover less than 20 percent of total annual expenses.
Public health is a “real world” discipline. To gain exposure to fieldwork, students complete a required 10- to 12-week summer internship. Although this is a full-time commitment, precluding other employment, nearly half of the participants receive no funding to finance their travel and living expenses. New endowment support can open learning opportunities for students around the world.
Successful institutions respond quickly to emerging needs and opportunities. Endowed resource funds support this kind of flexibility by providing startup money for faculty initiatives. Such funding allows researchers to ask, “What’s important?” rather than simply “What’s fundable?” and supports an array of programs, including global initiatives, disease prevention, and environmental health.
Need-based financial aid is offered to 48% of our students. Contributions by alumni and others to the YSPH Alumni Fund relieve students of accumulated debt, inspiring them to work in communities around the world where they are needed most. Every dollar donated to the Fund makes a difference. Please make it possible for Yale School of Public Health students to pursue their academic aspirations by supporting financial aid through the Alumni Fund. To make a gift to the Alumni Fund, click here. To learn more about the Fund please contact Marie DiZazzo Wilson, Development Officer at (203) 436-8556.
Graduating Class Gift
As your time at Yale School of Public Health draws to a close, reflect on the role YSPH has played in shaping and preparing you for your lifelong career. The experience of studying under distinguished faculty, being guided by administrators and staff, and developing relationships with fellow students is unlikely to be paralleled. YSPH is now a part of who you are and we invite you to express your thanks by participating in the YSPH Graduating Class Gift campaign through the Alumni Fund. Please join your classmates today to commemorate your time at YSPH and help us reach our goal of 100 percent participation. Every gift counts!