Monday, August 16, 2021

Student Opportunity: 2021-2022 Student Leaders in Public Health


2021-2022 Student Leaders in Public Health


Student Leaders In Public Health

The goal of SLPH is to enhance the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain region, specifically in underserved communities and populations, by supporting students conducting applied health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development. 


During the 2021-22 academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters), the RM-PHTC will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects. This program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

Qualifications and Project Requirements

  1. Student must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen U.S. national or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
  2. Student must be enrolled in a higher education program in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota or South Dakota (Rocky Mountain Region). Preference will be given to students in a public health related program.
  3. Student must complete the project within the Rocky Mountain Region.
  4. Priority will be given to projects addressing public health issues in rural, medically underserved and/or disadvantaged communities.
  5. Projects must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June 30, 2022
  6. Upon completion of the project, the student will be required to complete three deliverables, a paper (or poster) and an abstract describing the project and its impact along with a final evaluation (online). There will also be an optional presentation.
  7. We discourage students that were funded in the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 SLPH cohorts from applying.


Deadline #1 (for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 projects) = September 15, 2021

Deadline #2 (for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 projects) = December 15, 2021

Deadline # 3 - February 15, 2022 (Spring and early Summer 2022 projects)

To Apply: Complete the online application online by visiting and click on the application link.