The Impact of Giving at SPH

Each year, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to deserving students in the School of Public Health. These dollars make an impact - not only for the student recipients, but also for the field of public health. An investment in our students is an investment in future public health leaders.

The SPH Alumni scholarship is a unique award at SPH. Funded by alumni, the endowed fund supports scholarships for continuing students. Alumni support has been crucial to supporting SPH students pursuing their graduate degrees. Read more about the incredible SPH students who benefited from the SPH Alumni Scholarship in 2016-2017 and consider making an online gift today.

Spencer Cahoon, MHA Student
"I serve as Co-Chair of two organizations including the CLARION board and the MHA Community Stewardship Initiative. These organizations have helped me become a stronger servant leader and make a positive impact in the School of Public Health as well as the Twin Cities community. Without the support of the SPH Alumni Scholarship, I would have had to spend more time working a job and less time involved in these endeavors. I feel sincerely grateful for your generosity."

Maria Sundaram, PhD Student, Environmental Health Infectious Diseases
"I hope, as I think everyone hopes, that one day I'll write a report or publish a paper that will change a situation for the better. We all know that this can be both rare, and an enormous struggle, but even the possibility of that change is something that inspires me."

Meggie Howell, MHA Student
"In the summer of 2017, I completed an internship in Moshi, Tanzania at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. There, I helped open and operationalize the country's fourth oncology clinic, working hand-in-hand with Tanzanian physicians, nurses, and hospital staff. Not only was the opportunity a life-changing cultural experience, but I felt honored to get to use some of the skills I learned in the UMN MHA program to get the clinic off to a great start."


Subin Jang, MPH Student, Epidemiology
“In India, I got to see so many things that I would never have imagined. And now when I’m applying to jobs, I have a real-world, international experience that I’m proud of to share.”