Application

Jackson Heart Study Scholars application*
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JHS SCHOLARS: 12 POSITIONS OPEN FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN

Starting January, 2018

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

  • Must be a freshperson.
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 (to keep the scholarship, must maintain a GPA of 3.0 every semester)
  • Must have an ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Must be a major in either the Natural Science or Social Science Divisions
  • Must have an interest in pursuing a career related to healthcare, public health, or biomedical research

REQUIREMENTS IF ACCEPTED:

  • Must take all JHSUTEC sponsored courses: (NSD211) Introduction to Public Health and
    Epidemiology (Fall 2018), (MAT208) Biostatistics (Spring 2018), (NSD311 or SSD 311) Research
    Methods in Public Health and Epidemiology (Fall 2018), and (NSD211 or SSD 247) Ethics, Medicine,
    and Technology (offered every spring)
  • Must work with high school students in the SLAM workshops and other JHSUTEC sponsored activities for 10 weeks during the summer following the freshman year
  • Must be involved in a practicum for a minimum of eight weeks during the summers following the sophomore and junior years
  • Must attend seminars and other activities designated by the JHSUTEC

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Learn about career opportunities in public health and other health related professions.
  • Be mentored by professionals.
  • Earn stipends.
    • During the academic year, freshmen scholars will earn a maximum of $300 per month, the sophomores will earn $350 per month, and the juniors and seniors earn $500 per month. The amount of stipend will be determined at the beginning of each semester.
    • During the summer, the maximum stipend for rising sophomores will be $3000 and $4500 for rising juniors and rising seniors.

DEADLINE:

OCTOBER 25, 2017

Application forms will be available on both the Tougaloo College and Jackson Heart Study websites by September 8, 2017.

For additional information, call 601.977.7781 or 601.977.7754.

Along with your completed application, you should submit the following: (a) one page essay describing what your interests are and why you want to be a JHS Scholar and (b) a copy of your official high school transcript with ACT score. Please return the completed application to the JHSUTEC office.

Jackson Heart Study Scholars application*
*Note: This form is fillable if viewed with Acrobat Reader