Public Health & Health Sciences

Education and scholarship for a healthier world.

Public Health & Health Sciences

Your gift makes a difference!

Please consider making a financial investment in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Your gift has many benefits. It helps us provide students with a superb education and it helps talented students who would not otherwise be able to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Your annual support of our programs helps us continue to provide our students with the excellent education that has enabled our graduates to have outstanding careers. Your annual support of our scholarships enables us to attract the very best students in a competitive recruiting environment.

We invite you to lend support in personally meaningful ways that will inspire and shape the future of the School by making a gift now. If you have questions or would like more information about giving options, please contact David Catrambone, Executive Director of Development, by phone at 413-545-1766 or by email at

Thank you for your support!

Graduate Support:

Dr. Diane J. Mundt Memorial Scholarship annually supports a PhD student in Epidemiology in with professional interests in science and policy, specifically how epidemiology informs decision-making. Preference is given to female, non-traditional students (e.g., those returning from the workforce to pursue advanced studies), and/or those demonstrating significant financial need as demonstrated by the Financial Aid Office.

Virginia A. Beal Fellowship is awarded to doctoral students studying Nutrition. It provides financial support to students to help lower the cost of their academic pursuits.

Photo of scholarship winners Pablo Fernandez and Natalia Putnam with faculty advisor Nicole VanKim

Undergraduate Support:

Patty Freedson Undergraduate Health and Wellness Scholarship provides financial support for an undergraduate junior in the Kinesiology Department who demonstrates interest in entering the field of corporate health and wellness.

Frank Rife Kinesiology Opportunity Scholarship provides financial support to first generation students and students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The fund supports undergraduate students’ internship expenses for both domestic and international internship opportunities.

Corinne A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and/or graduate students, with a preference for awarding two equal scholarships each academic year. The scholarship is given to those who exhibit the qualities and spirit of Corinne A. Johnson, including a commitment to community service, volunteerism and leadership.


William A. Darity Sr. Graduate Scholarship provides financial support to public health students who demonstrate Dr. Darity’s commitment to social justice and is focused on supporting minority and first-generation students in pursuing advanced degrees in higher education.

Harry and Charlena Seymour Scholarship for Diversity provides financial support to those students who have been historically underrepresented due to race, ethnicity, gender, and economic reasons in higher education and to foster greater awareness and understanding of multicultural issues in communication disorders by the infusion of information about linguistic/cultural diversity in the curriculum of the Department of Communication Disorders.

Hands-On Research:

Priscilla M. Clarkson Graduate Endowment Fund provides financial support to Kinesiology graduate students and enables them to pursue research and opportunities that will expand their professional horizons.

The Stewart Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences whose academic concentration is exposure science/assessment in the occupational or general environment. Recipients will conduct research in exposures due to emerging technologies such as e-cigarettes, 3-D printers, nanotechnology, fracking, and/or mathematical modeling of exposures.

The Yablonski Fellowship provides financial support to Master’s level students enrolled in either the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Promotion and Policy. The fund supports students who demonstrate strong leadership skills through extracurricular activities like athletic, community, or other volunteer commitments, in order for them to pursue research activities.