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
TPHA Scholarship Form (Right-Click on the link and choose ‘Save Target As…’ and save to your desktop)
Evelyn Vaillencourt Memorial Scholarship
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, the Evelyn Vaillencourt Memorial Scholarship was established to continue to support the growth and professional development in the field of health education.
- Currently enrolled in a Tennessee University or College pursuing a degree in:
- Community Health Education, or
- 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
Deadline to submit an application is May 31, 2018. You may download the application here. Include 1 -3 letters of recommendation along with the scholarship application. Refer all questions to Carrie Thomas at Carrie.Thomas@knoxcounty.org.