This scholarship provides funds for graduate students in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, who are committed to study in the field of injury epidemiology and prevention. Injuries may be intentional (e.g., occupational violence; child/spousal abuse) – or unintentional (e.g., brain/spinal cord injury; motor vehicle injury; sports/recreational injury; agricultural and other occupationally-related trauma). Funds may be used to recruit an outstanding applicant or reward a current student. Eligibility includes all potential or current graduate students (MS and PhD) enrolled in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, who are committed to study in the field of injury epidemiology and prevention. Awards will be conferred to students actively registered in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences; for newly recruited students, awards will be conferred after initial registration in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences.
Recipients will be chosen annually through the normal selection process used by the Division of Environmental Health Sciences awards committee and Dr. Susan Gerberich, in consultation with relevant Environmental Health Sciences faculty members (i.e., involved in some aspect of injury epidemiology and prevention).
The initial principal of this fund was contributed to the Minnesota Medical Foundation by Susan Goodwin Gerberich in memory of Elizabeth Sarah Pratt Goodwin and Arthur George Goodwin. Additional funds may be contributed by anyone at any time.
To apply, please submit the following:
- A letter of application that includes a brief description of the applicant’s career goals pertinent to injury epidemiology and prevention;
- A curriculum vitae;
- A copy of the student’s undergraduate transcript, their current transcript (as appropriate), and their graduate school study plan (as appropriate);
- A letter of recommendation from their advisor or another representative of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences who is familiar with their goals and performance potential.
Submit applications to:
Division of Environmental Health Sciences Awards Committee
MMC – 807, 420 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455