Thanksgiving 2018 Student E-newsletter

Promising Practitioner Award December 2018

Call for Applications РPromising Practitioner Award. This is a $500 award made possible by the Milwaukee Health Department as the beneficiary of the Dr. Seth Foldy Fund in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

Purpose of the Award and other information:
The purpose of the annual Promising Practitioner Award is to encourage aspiring future leaders for healthy community change. The Award recognizes an outstanding Master of Public Health student at the UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health with exceptional promise for a career as a public health practitioner.

In 2002 the American Public Health Association presented then-Milwaukee Health Commissioner Dr. Seth Foldy with the prestigious Roemer Prize, recognizing creative local public health work. Dr. Foldy chose to invest his prize money into an endowment that would recognize emerging health leadership in Milwaukee.

How to apply?
Please submit your response to the following:
Please describe in 500 words or less how you hope to affect healthy community change after completion of your MPH degree.

Who can apply?
* Students must be graduating in the semester they are being awarded to be considered.

What is the criteria?
* Applicants will be evaluated on strength of academic record.
* Applicants will be evaluated on the essay response in meeting the goals and mission of the scholarship with their Zilber School of Public Health degree.
Other requirements.
* Awardee must provide tax information to the Milwaukee Health Department to receive the monetary award.

* Award recipients will be announced via email in early January

Sunday, December 9th by 11:59pm
Please email Dean Ronald A. Perez ( and Katherine Cubberley ( your response with the subject line, “Promising Practitioner Award Application.”

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