April 26, 2010 – The
American Public Health Association is pleased to
announce the winners of the Get Ready Scholarship, an annual award given
high school, undergraduate and graduate students who display a
improving public health. The scholarship is a component of APHA’s Get Ready
which works to help Americans prepare themselves, their families and
communities for all health hazards and disasters, including pandemic flu
This year’s six scholarship
recipients were chosen among the nearly 1,000 applications from students
the nation. Below is the list of the
students who have been selected for this year’s scholarship award.
George Mason University
Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
Holy Names University, (Oakland,
Robert L. Patton High School,
The $500 Get Ready Scholarship
aims to encourage high school and college students to focus on the
of emergency preparedness. Winners were determined through an essay
the importance of emergency preparedness and disease prevention.
the winning entries can be viewed at www.aphagetready.org.
“The American Public Health
Association firmly believes in encouraging today’s youth to become
tomorrow’s public health leaders,”
said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of
are pleased to be able to award these talented, young students with
assistance to help further their education.”
Learn more about the Get Ready
Scholarship at www.aphagetready.org.
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