The Tennessee Public Health Association has scholarship opportunities available for public health professionals and students pursuing degrees in public health.

Evelyn Vaillencourt Memorial Scholarship

Are you a student pursuing a formal education in the field of health education? Do you plan to practice in Tennessee following your graduation? If so, you may qualify to apply for the Evelyn Vaillencourt Memorial Scholarship. One scholarship of up to $1000 will be awarded this year.

The Evelyn Vaillencourt Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to students in Tennessee currently pursuing a formal education in a field of health education. Evelyn Vaillencourt served public health in Tennessee for many years. She was a health education advocate whose works and efforts were recognized across the state. Evelyn’s professional contribution to the field of health education was extraordinary and she was a firm believer that it all began with the foundation she received through training and education while in school. She was a lifetime learner always pursuing opportunities for growth and perfecting her craft. Upon her death in 2016, monies to continue to support the growth and professional development in the field of health education were contributed to begin this memorial scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a Tennessee University or College pursuing a degree in
  1. Community Health Education
  2. Other public health related degree with an intent to practice Community Health Education.
  • Plans to practice Community Health Education in Tennessee upon graduation
  • Future career goals focus on serving in a Community Health Education capacity

TPHA is no longer accepting scholarship applications for 2020. 

TPHA General Scholarships

TPHA awards annual scholarships in accordance with the following guidelines:

Scholarships shall be awarded to workers in Public Health who meet the following criteria:
a) Three or more years of full time employment in Public Health in Tennessee
b) A member of TPHA whose dues are current and who has been a member for at least one year

Scholarships shall be awarded to advance individual knowledge and competence in Public Health. Awards for Public Health training shall be limited to programs which award college credit, continuing education units (CEU’s) or certification through a nationally recognized accrediting body or educational institution. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts up to

$1,000 for degree programs and $500 for certificate programs

TPHA is no longer accepting scholarship applications for 2020.