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Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

School of Public Health

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David Axelrod Fellowship
The prestigious Axelrod Fellowship was founded in 1994 in honor of the late Dr. David Axelrod, who served as the New York State Health Commissioner from 1979 to 1991, and who was instrumental in helping found the School of Public Health at the University at Albany. The Axelrod Fellowship is awarded to a Master’s Student in the School of Public Health, for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in public health.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship in Public Health

This fellowship was established by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and is awarded to an incoming minority student to use her/his degree to improve the practice of public health among minority populations. The Hearst Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1945 by William Randolph Hearst, noted publisher and philanthropist. The charitable goals of the foundation reflects the philanthropic interests - education, health, social service and culture - of their founder.

Nancy Persily Memorial Scholarship
Established by colleagues, friends and family in memory of Nancy Persily, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UAlbany’s School of Public Health, the Persily Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to a graduate student who is pursuing a degree through the University at Albany’s School of Public Health.  The recipient should also demonstrate financial need. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students who were undergraduate public health majors at the University at Albany.

The Adell Y. Smith HANYS Healthcare Leadership Scholarship
Generously established by Adell Y. Smith, this scholarship will provide support for graduate students in UAlbany’s School of Public Health who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare/healthcare management. Financial need of potential recipients may be considered. The Donor’s first preference is that the recipient(s) is an African-American female student, with second preference of a female student from an underrepresented population. Adell Y. Smith has graciously established this endowed scholarship at the University at Albany with appreciation to HANYS (Healthcare Association of NYS) for her 28 years of service, to encourage students toward leadership roles, and to promote diversity within healthcare and healthcare