Your contributions allow students to pursue their goals - help us recruit the best and the brightest.

"Since receiving the scholarships, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Public Health with a minor in biology and I am currently pursuing both a Masters of Public Health and Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences at UAB. Thank you for your interest in me as a scholarship recipient. I know I speak for all scholarship recipients when I say that it made a big difference in our scholastic lives and allowed us to not so much about how much our books cost, but rather about what was inside them."
Asia Sullivan
Recipient of the Dean's Alumni Scholarship

For students looking to apply for scholarships, visit the School of Public Health's scholarship information.

All Funds

Max Michael First Generation Endowed Scholarship

The Max Michael First Generation Endowed Scholarship was founded by Marian and Mark Wilson to honor their friend and mentor. When Dr. Wilson was hired by Dr. Michael as an internist at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in 1991, he found a kindred spirit who helped fulfill his dream of practicing medicine within an underprivileged and underserved community. Dr. Michael went on to serve as dean of the UAB School of Public Health from 2000-2017. The Max Michael First Generation Endowed Scholarship supports students are who the first members of their families to attend college. Give to this scholarship.

The School of Public Health Endowed Scholarship

The School of Public Health Endowed Scholarship was established in 1990 by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the School and was its first endowed scholarship fund. Give to this scholarship.

Bill and Judy Bridgers Endowed Scholarship

The Bill and Judy Bridgers Endowed Scholarship was created to honor Dr. William (Bill) Bridgers and his wife Judy for their outstanding service and commitment to public health. Bill was the driving force behind establishing the UAB School of Public Health and served as its founding dean. He devoted his career to improving the lives of all Alabamians and his work on the front lines of health care helped to combat emerging infectious diseases, to make workplaces safer, and to protect the health of the most vulnerable in our society. Judy has demonstrated her strong support of public health issues through her active and tireless volunteer efforts for a variety of health causes, especially the fight against AIDS. Give to this scholarship.

Sonny Callahan Student Scholars Program

The Honorable H.L. "Sonny" Callahan served over 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Alabama's First District (Baldwin, Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties). Among many outstanding accomplishments, he served as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcomittee on Foreign Operations and chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. Prior to his service as a U.S. Congressman, he served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy and the state of Alabama as a Senator in the Alabama State Legislature. After more than 30 years of state and federal service, the Honorable Mr. Callahan retired from federal service in 2002. Give to this scholarship.

Isaac E. Capilouto Endowed Scholarship

Isaac E. Capilouto was the son of immigrants to this country and was a dentist in Montgomery, Alabama. He instilled in his family the importance of hard work, the pursuit of knowledge, and the importance of giving back to the community. This scholarship is awarded to international students and serves as a testament to Isaac Capilouto's hard work and dedication to his family and community. He continues to make a difference through the students who receive this award and go forth to serve the health and safety of the citizens of the world. Give to this scholarship.

The Billy R. Cox Endowed Scholarship

Billy Cox grew up in Bessemer, Alabama. He was vice-president of his high school senior class and went on to earn a business degree. He contracted AIDS in the early 1990's. In 1994, during the final six months of his life, he candidly shared his story in a series of articles that appeared in The Birmingham News. Please join friends and admirers who have established the Billy R. Cox Endowed Scholarship to aid in the support of public health students who demonstrate an interest in public health issues for the gay, lesbian, bi and trans-gender populations. An endowed scholarship is permanent; your gift will provide a legacy to grateful students for generations to come. Be assured that all of your gift will go to the fund and is completely tax deductible. Give to this scholarship.

H. Kenneth Dillon Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Henry Kenneth (Ken) Dillon was well aware of the financial struggle students face while in graduate school. This scholarship will provide support to Department of Environmental Health Sciences students for generations to come in memory of his love of teaching. Dr. Dillon began his professional career in 1973 at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1982, he joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences. During the 22 years that he worked in the School, he taught courses in environmental chemistry, air sampling and analysis, as well as others. Give to this scholarship.

Robert P. "Rip" Ginter Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Robert Ginter was a 30 year veteran of the United States Air Force and served with honor during World War II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. In addition to his service to country, he was active and involved in community activities in Panama City, Florida where he was a longtime resident. The Robert P. "Rip" Ginter Endowed Scholarship provides support to Department of Health Care Organization and Policy students. Give to this scholarship.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship was established by a generous gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation in 2000 and provides support for minority students. William Randolph Hearst was a renowned journalist and publisher whose strong commitments to education, health, social service, and culture are today reflected by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The Foundation’s interests in the health field seek to improve and increase health care while facilitating wellness and prevention for under-served urban and rural populations in the areas of health issues and research. Give to this scholarship.

Herman Lehman, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Herman F. Lehman, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H., was the School's first assistant dean. He taught epidemiology courses to public health, medical, dental, optometry and nursing students. His impact on our School was enormous. Former students recall his knowledge, wit, good-humor, folksy way of speaking, great stories and the way he could make even complicated ideas seem simple. Dr. Lehman retired from UAB in 1992 and passed away in 1995. Even so, his legacy is still very much a part of the School. The Herman Lehman, Jr. Endowed Scholarship provides support to residents of the State of Alabama. Give to this scholarship.

Charlotte and Robert E. Lowder Endowed Scholarship

The Charlotte and Robert E. Lowder Endowed Scholarship was established by the law firm of Sirote and Permutt in recognition of the lifelong commitments of the Lowders to service to country and community. Robert Lowder served his country as a second lieutenant in the Army and served two years active duty. He later served in the Alabama Army National Guard, reaching the rank of captain. He is currently Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Colonial BancGroup. Charlotte Lowder served her community as a teacher and also had successful career in insurance. Give to this scholarship.

Donna Lee Rickert Endowed Scholarship

Donna Lee Rickert was proud of UAB, indeed, she received her BA and MA degrees in psychology from UAB, and received her MPH in epidemiology and DrPH in Maternal-Child Epidemiology from the School of Public Health. Her distinguished career began in 1972 when she joined the staff of UAB as Assistant Director of Program Evaluation for the UAB Regional Drug Abuse Program. After serving in various positions in the private sector, she re-joined the UAB staff in 1991 as an instructor in the Department of Psychology prior to her appointment as Director of the Division of Health Statistics for the Jefferson County Department of Health, Birmingham, Alabama, from 1990 until 1998. In 1998, she was appointed Director of the Maternal and Child Health Division for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in Columbia, South Carolina, a position she retained until 2000, when she was appointed Lead Epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program, Atlanta, Georgia. The Donna Lee Rickert Endowed Scholarship provides support to students studying in the Department of Maternal and Child Health. Give to this scholarship.

Vernon E. Rose Endowed Scholarship

In 1978, Dr. Vernon Rose joined the fledgling UAB School of Public Health. He was instrumental in founding the Deep South Center for Occupational Safety and Health and served as its first director. Under his leadership as both department chair for environmental health sciences and center director, he put together a team of faculty and staff who worked with him to create one of the premiere industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety programs in the nation. Upon Dr. Rose’s retirement from UAB in 1998, alumni, colleagues and friends established the School’s first named scholarship in his honor. The Vernon E. Rose Endowed Scholarship provides support to students enrolled in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences Industrial Hygiene Program. Give to this scholarship.

Kathleen Ellis Ryals Endowed Scholarship

The Kathleen Ellis Ryals Scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. Jarvis D. Ryals to honor his mother. Mrs. Ryals was born and raised in south Alabama. She attended the Livingston Normal School for Teachers and taught in the state for 10 years. Mrs. Ryals' quiet and gentle life made a tremendous impact on all her knew her. Her legacy of giving and caring continues to live on through the public health students who receive this scholarship that bears her name. Give to this scholarship.

Irtaza and Shana Siddique Endowed Scholarship Award

The Irtaza and Shana Siddique Scholarship Endowed Award was established in 2007. Dr. Siddique received his Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology from the UAB School of Public Health. He served for 44 years as a professor of microbiology and public health at College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health at Tuskegee University. Residents of Auburn, Alabama, Dr. and Mrs. Siddique have made substantial contributions to the field of veterinary medicine and shown exceptional commitment to education and public health as well as exemplary generosity and service. Give to this scholarship.

The Department of Epidemiology Endowed Scholarship

The School of Public Health Endowed Scholarship in Epidemiology was created by Dr. Donna Arnett, faculty, alumni and friends of the Department of Epidemiologyto aid in the support of deserving epidemiology students. An endowed scholarship is permanent; your gift will provide a legacy to grateful epidemiology students for generations to come. Be assured that all of your gift will go to the fund and is completely tax deductible. Your donation will be a direct investment in the future of the Department of Epidemiology. Give to this scholarship.

The Juan M. Navia Endowed Scholarship

Family, friends and admirers of Dr. Juan M. Navia, second Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, are making generous donations for the purpose of creating an endowed scholarship in public health. Spendable earnings from the Juan M. Navia Endowed Scholarship in Public Health will be used to assist deserving students who are enrolled in the School of Public Health at UAB. Give to this scholarship.

 

 

If you are interested in supporting our existing funds, or establishing a new scholarship fund, please contact:
The Office of External Relations
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Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0022
(205) 934-7799
soph@uab.edu