Contributions increase available financial support for students who will address the myriad of public health concerns of today and tomorrow. Scholarships help the College attract and keep the best students, as well as allow current students to focus more on studying. You may be interested in contributing to one of the named scholarships:
- Edward N, Brandt Jr. Scholarship
- Established in 2004 and named for national public health leader, Ed Brandt, who served as professor emeritus in the College until his death. Dr. Brandt was recognized by many as the godfather of women’s health. Two scholarships are awarded in Dr. Brandt’s name.
- Burns-Schaiff Scholarship
- Established in 2016 by Tim Schaiff and Robyn Burns-Schaiff, long-time pharmacotherapy specialists, who wish to support master or doctoral students who undertake a practicum project or graduate research work in the area of tobacco dependence cessation and/or tobacco use prevention.
- COPH Advisory Board Scholarship
- Following the Scholarship Recognition Luncheon in August 2010, the COPH Advisory Board recognized the impact scholarships have on students’ lives and career development and decided to take steps to increase the College’s scholarship opportunities. Several members offered dollar-for-dollar matches and through their generosity and commitment, raised over $58,000 for the endowment. The first scholarship was awarded in 2011.
- Calvey Family Scholarship
- This family has been long term supporters of the College of Public Health and established this scholarship in 2011. Mary Jane Calvey currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the College. Beth Calvey Bohanon is a practicing dentist in Oklahoma City. Cathy Calvey Chandler is a full-time mother and Occupational Therapist. Kevin Calvey JD served in the Oklahoma legislature and Harry J. Calvey (deceased) was in the Oklahoma oil & gas industry for many years.
- Ronald L. Coleman Scholarship
- Dr. Coleman, the former chair and professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, was an expert in environmental toxicology. He served OU for 37 years, was widely published, and a lifelong learner. The Coleman scholarship was established in 2009.
- ConocoPhillips OEH Scholarships
- These scholarships were created to help advance public health education at OU and target students whose career paths align with the company’s goal. This $100,000 endowment was established in 2011 and is the first corporate-sponsored scholarship in the College. Two scholarships are awarded annually.
- Roy B. Deal Jr. Scholarship
- Established in 2001 and honoring Dr. Deal’s outstanding academic accomplishments in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology fields. Dr. Deal traveled the globe with sabbaticals at Universities of Dublin, Manchester, London, Stockholm, Athens, and Pahlavia, Iran, as well as had an illustrious career with awards too numerous to list.
- David J. Falcone, PhD Scholarship
- Dr. Falcone was regarded nationally and internationally for his expertise in gerontology and long-term care. He served as chair and professor of the Department of Health Administration and Policy and as Associate Director, Oklahoma Center on Aging. The scholarship was established in 2010.
- Rosetta Fisher Scholarship
- A longtime staff person in the Dean’s Office and following her retirement in 2005, the alumni association renamed their scholarship award to honor her service to the College. During her tenure, Ms. Fisher was recognized with Employee of the Month Award, International & African-American Student Association Award, and Regents Award for Superior Service. There are two scholarships awarded annually in Ms. Fisher’s name.
- James George Scholarship
- Currently serving as a George Lynn Cross Professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. George’s current research focus is on thrombocytopenia. He has served as the Chief of OU Hematology-Oncology Section and as Director of Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program. The scholarship was established in 2011 in Dr. George’s honor.
- CMDR Edmund Gleason Scholarship
- Established by the family in 1998, Commander Gleason was the first individual to earn a degree in public health at OU in 1949. He did so due to a GI bill. After earning his degree, his work overseeing the implementation of a state-of-art sanitary landfill was used as a model for others. Commander Gleason served a distinguished military career in the US Navy for over 30 years.
- E. Scott, Susie, Regan & Shannon Henley Family Scholarship
- The Henley family are long-time supporters of public health students. A passion for the law, public health mission, and experiences in various areas of government and industry provides today's students unique perspectives to complex public health issues. The scholarship was established to give support to newly admitted students studying Health Administration and Policy in the Master of Health Administration or Master of Public Health program.
- Hudson Family Scholarship
- A life history of supporting the academic mission of the University lives on with the 2013 establishment of the Hudson Family Scholarship to assist Biostatistics and Epidemiology students preparing for a career in community-based health. Dr. Hudson earned her Doctorate in Epidemiology from OU in the early 1990's, has served as adjunct faculty in the College, and currently serves on the COPH Advisory Board. The Hudson’s are engaged in many philanthropic interests across the nation.
- Brent Hurd Scholarship
- Mr. Hurd was a natural athlete who loved to travel and hike and was also a popular campus DJ. This scholarship was established in 2008 following the untimely death of this outstanding Master of Health Administration student. Mr. Hurd was working as a research assistant at the Oklahoma State Department of Health at the time of his death.
- Robert W. Ketner Scholarship
- Dr. Ketner contracted polio as a boy and was inspired to advocate public health in response to his life experience. He was instrumental in protecting the College of Public Health from dissolution during the funding shortages of the early ‘70s. This scholarship was established in 1999 to honor this former psychiatric social worker and faculty member in OU’s School of Social Work and later in COPH’s Health Promotion Sciences.
- Elisa T. Lee Scholarship
- Established in 2010 to honor Dr. Lee, who has devoted her research and training to improve health and reduce health disparities in the American Indian population. Her over 200 technical papers focus on Indian health, particularly relating to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and eye disease. Dr. Lee is a George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department and served as Dean of the College from 1994 to 2002. She is a member of the National Advisory Council for Minority Health and Health Disparities and continues as a valued member of the COPH faculty.
- Dan J. Macer Scholarship
- Established in 1997, this scholarship was the first named scholarship the College awarded. In 2013, three Macer scholarships were awarded to COPH students. Named to recognize a distinguished career in public health and community service, Mr. Macer held senior executive positions at Veterans Administration, US Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, and VAMC in Oklahoma City. He retired as Major, US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Unit Badge for exemplary acts while serving in WWII.
- J.C.Watts Scholarship
- Established in 2015 by Mr. J.C. Watts, OU alumnus and former OU football player, who is interested in helping Oklahoma become a healthier state by focusing on nutrition, physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The scholarship supports students looking to complete a master’s degree in public health and those who will make a difference in the future of public health.