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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:

Scholarships/Student Assistance

  • Advisory Board Scholarship
    • Following the Scholarship Recognition Luncheon in August 2010, the College 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.'
  • Azimi Family Scholarship
    • Mehdi Azimi, Ph.D. , is a College alumnus who has been involved in the consultation practice of development, implementation and administation of public and environmental health and risk management since 1978 in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  As owner of his own risk-management company, he continues his strong commitment and passion for environmental health, while giving back and supporting our future public health professionals.
  • Dr. Rod and Shirley Bradley Scholarship
    • In memory of her parents, Dr. Sharyl K. Kinney in 2018 established this scholarship to honor and support their lifes' work of education and public health in their rural Kansas community and at University of Kansas Medical School.  Dr. Kinney currently serves as Faculty and Vice Chair in the Department of Health Administration and Policy after graduating with a MPH and DrPH from the College and 25 years of service  to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.  She established this scholarship to help support her parent's legacy.
  • Edward N, Brandt Jr. Scholarship
    • Established and named for a national public health leader, Ed Brandt served as Professor Emeritus in the College and College of Medicine before his death in 2007. Dr. Brandt is recognized for his many years of public service and by many as the godfather of women’s health, increasing national awareness of women's health issues. Two scholarships are awarded in Dr. Brandt’s name.
  • Dale W. Bratzler Scholarship
    • Dale Bratzler, D.O.,  received his Master of Public Health from OU in 1996 and currently serves as a Professor of Medicine and Health Administration and Policy.  He is a long-time employee of the University and continues his commitment still today in helping support OU students succeed and meet their professional goals and career objectives.  In 2016 Dr. Bratzler established this scholarship for students pursuing a MPH or MHA degree in the area of Health Administration and Policy.
  • 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.
  • Calvey Family Scholarship
    • This family has been long term supporters of the Hudson 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 Endowed Scholarship
    • Two annual 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.
  • 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 Memorial 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 Student 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 in BSE 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.
  • 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.
  • Claudia Griffith Memorial Scholarship
    • Established in 2018 by friends, family and colleagues of the Honorable Claudia Griffith, a MPH alumna of the College and  Oklahoma State Representative in District 45.  Improving our healthcare system and access to quality care for more Oklahomans were among her passions before suddenly passing.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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 College's 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 passing.
  • Johnson Family Scholarship
    • Dr. and Mrs. David L. Johnson are both long-time employees of the University and are committed to helping OU students succeed and meet their professional goals.  Dr. Johnson is currently a Professor and Associate Dean in the Hudson College of Public Health, and Mrs. Patsy Johnson served as a Senior Administrative Manager in the College of Allied Health before her recent retirement.  Both share a desire to provide assistance to Occupational and Environmental Health students.
  • 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 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 Hudson-COPH’s Health Promotion Sciences.
  • Elisa T. Lee Scholarship
    • Established in 2010 to honor Dr. Lee, who devoted her research and training to improve health and reduce health disparities in the American Indian population. Her 200-plus technical papers focus on Indian health, particularly diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and eye disease. Dr. Lee served as a George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department and Dean of the College from 1994 to 2002 before her retirement.
  • 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 Hudson-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.
  • OU Giving Day Scholarship
    • The February 28, 2017 Giving Day gifts made to the Hudson College of Public Health established this scholarship and designed to support MPH Interdisciplinary Public Health students.  The College applauds the annual 24-hour campus-wide fundraising campaign and is in support of this year's OU Giving Day scheduled for September 24, 2019 to again provide scholarship to students.
  • Diane E. Riggert Scholarship
    • Dr. Aaron Boyd and Mrs. Tanja Krous Boyd honor Diane E. Riggert, RN, BSN, MPH, by supporting a Registered Nurse pursuing the OU Master of Public Health degree .  In life Diane Riggert taught pediatric nursing and was employed at the Seattle Children's Hospital as a Manager of Occupational Health Services.  The Scholarship was established in 2016.
  • J.C.Watts Family Health and Wellness 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.