Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Scholarship
Accepting Applications for Fall Semester 2024

The Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health is supporting the public health workforce in the Flint community with a third Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded in fall 2024 and will cover tuition and fees for completing MSU's online Master of Public Health. Prospective students who currently live or work in the greater Flint community, including Mt. Morris and Burton are eligible. 


The scholarship will cover tuition and fees for completing MSU's online Master of Public Health, a 43-credit program that can be completed in 19-months.

"Over the past several years, the coronavirus showed us how a global pandemic has a local impact," shares Wayne R. McCullough, Director of the MPH program. "Our Public Health colleagues played a critical role in collaborating with the Flint community to get credible and reliable information to the public. COVID-19 demonstrated the importance of having public health experts embedded within the community, protecting people's health where they live or work. This is one of the reasons why we wanted to invest in the community at this magnitude - and prepare the next generation of local master's degree-prepared public health citizens."

The scholarship's principal aim is to offer financial support to encourage serious and deserving students from the greater Flint community to pursue a graduate-level degree in public health. The next scholarship will be awarded for the 2024-2025 program year with a fall start. Recipients can attend online on a part-time or full-time basis.

Scholarship Application Requirements

  • Applicants must currently live or work in the greater Flint community and be accepted into the MPH program
  • Regular admission to the MSU Master of Public Health program for fall semester 2024
  • 300 to 500-word personal statement discussing the applicant’s commitment to the Flint community (e.g., volunteer or work activities involving community engagement) and the applicant’s plans/goals within the Flint community for implementing the knowledge obtained through completion of the Master of Public Health program
  • Resume/CV (word or PDF doc)

Students with a fall 2024 semester start will be given priority. If the scholarship is not awarded to a fall semester applicant, it will be offered to spring and summer semester applicants. Prospective students can apply now and defer enrollment until fall 2024.

Applying to the Scholarship is a Two-Step Process

  1. Apply to the Michigan State University Master of Public Health program for the fall semester of 2024
  2. Apply to the Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Application

Apply by June 30, 2024, 11:59 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered.

The scholarship is not need-based; however, financial need is considered in reviewing each scholarship application. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Master of Public Health Scholarship Review Committee. Applicants will be contacted via e-mail with the decision regarding their scholarship application.

Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Scholarship Flyer 

March 12, 2021
Updated August 17, 2024