Francis V. Hanavan Memorial Fund

Awarded to a first year MPH student in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior who shows great potential for future contributions in public health and will support the Pathway Academies in 2023. Student must be available for most of the dates listed below. Hours and dates needed will vary. Nominees may require additional conversation with the director of the pathways academy.

The overarching goal of the pathways academy is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in public health and health profession undergraduate programs and careers. Students earn one college credit for successful completion of the Pathways Academy, at no cost to them.
In addition to the fun, hands-on experiences that allow attendees the opportunity to understand the complexity of public health, the Pathways Academy is intended to showcase public health as a viable career option and create a well-informed and diverse public health workforce for the future.
Summer 2023
Monday to Friday (July 31st-August 4th)
Monday to Friday (August 7th-August 11th)
9:00 AM -1:00 PM (Each day)
4:00PM-7:00 PM (August 11th)
The student would help with the day-to-day operations of the academy during the last first weeks in August including but not limited to:
-helping set up lunches and classroom activities
-helping with or leading ice breakers and activities geared towards establishing a safe learning space
-giving a presentation on a public health topic
-providing support to students with their final presentations
-sending reminders to students via text and email
There is also need for help prior to the summer (such as the spring 2023 semester) to help develop presentations and activities to be used in the academy.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently a first year MPH student in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior?
  2. Please submit a statement of your current academic as well as nonacademic accomplishments to date. This may include information about presentations, publications, volunteer experiences, employment, previous awards, and any other information you may consider important to share with the Selection Committee.
  3. Please state why you are interested in health education.