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Scholarships

Seven scholarships are available to students majoring in programs housed in the Department of Social and Public Health:

Alcoa Scholarship

Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary and fabricated aluminum and alumina, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. The company serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets. This scholarship is presented to students majoring in Occupational Hygiene and Safety.

Dr. Franklin B. Carver Environmental Health Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Franklin B. Carver, the first coordinator of the Environmental Health Sciences program. He was responsible for the program’s development into one of the few nationally accredited environmental health curriculums in the nation. The recipient must be a sophomore, and first preference should be given to a minority student.

Carl D. Chambers Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the first director of the health administration program areas. It is for graduate students only and requires at least a 3.2 undergraduate GPA. It is based primarily upon academic merit and professional achievement. FAFSA is not required.

Clifford Houk Occupational Hygiene and Safety Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to an Occupational Hygiene and Safety major through the generosity of retired professor Clifford Houk, who founded the program at Ohio University. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic merit, financial need and demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities and volunteer service organizations.

Lancia Family Scholarship

This scholarship honors the Lancia family, one of the leading family providers of quality long-term healthcare services throughout Ohio and the region. It is for graduate students only, and no specific requirements are noted. FAFSA is not required. The scholarship award decision rests with program faculty.

Charlotte LaTourrette Health Education Scholarship

This scholarship is established through the estate of Charlotte LaTourrette, professor emerita of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, who retired in 1971 after 41 years of service to Ohio University. The recipient of this scholarship must be an upper class student majoring in Community Health Services. Selection is based on financial need, academic ability, character, citizenship and leadership qualities.

Franklin B. Stevens Scholarship

This scholarship honors Franklin B. Stevens, a nationally prominent healthcare consultant, and former alumni of Ohio University. It is for either undergraduate or graduate students in health administration or long-term care administration, and requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizens or permanent residents only, and preference will be given to students from the state of Ohio. 

James Ball Scholarship

The James Ball Scholarship was established in 2009 to benefit full-time, degree seeking students in Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and show an interest in working in either the AmeriCorp or ComCorps programs or interning with the Athens City-County Health Department. Preference is given to students who show a good work ethic, and not necessarily the "straight A" student.