The Pincus Violence Prevention Scholarship is a new interdisciplinary, two-year scholarship program embedded within Tulane’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This scholarship program integrates faculty across all schools at Tulane, particularly the Schools of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Social Work, and Medicine, the Violence Prevention Institute (VPI), and a network of community partners across the city. Scholars will learn a wide range of comprehensive and innovative approaches to prevent and address the impact of violence on children and families. Through unique classroom and experiential learning activities including hands-on field-based education, scholars will develop a specialized skill set to effectively collaborate with communities to prevent violence and promote child health and well-being.
Benefits of the scholarship include:
Receive up to $20,000 in scholarship money
Receive special guidance in selection of community organization for the Applied Practice Experience
Build a professional network with other PINCUS scholars, over 50 VPI faculty, community partners and community leaders
Learn in a specialized and interactive studio seminar, only offered to Pincus Scholars
Receive cross-disciplinary guidance and mentorship from VPI faculty and community partners
Scholars will enroll in the Community Health Sciences (CHS) program within the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences (GCHB) department and will complete a total of 45 credits.
Pincus Scholars will complete degree program requirements required for CHS. Scholars will be carefully advised by faculty mentors to take courses essential to building skills to effectively collaborate with communities to prevent violence and promote child health and well-being. Courses may include:
Applied Practice Experience
All MPH students must complete an Applied Practice Experience. Pincus Scholars will complete this experience through field-based training, experiential learning, and direct mentorship. Scholars will be placed with a community organization based on interest to complete hands-on field-based training.
Integrated Learning Experience
All MPH students complete an Integrated Learning Experience. Pincus scholars will be encouraged to focus on violence prevention.
Students admitted to the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences department are eligible to apply. Pincus Scholars must complete a Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences. Joint degree students (MD/MPH and MSW/MPH) and combined BSPH and MPH students are encouraged to apply.
Students will apply to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) through SOPHAS, the central application hub for many schools and programs of public health. Once admitted to SPHTM, students will be given access to complete a secondary application to the Pincus Violence Prevention Scholarship.
For more information how to apply to SPHTM including admission requirements, visit SPHTM Admissions.
The Pincus Family Foundation was formed in 2005 by Philadelphia philanthropists David and Gerry Pincus who dedicated themselves to learning first-hand about the challenges children face worldwide, then helping to address those challenges. The Pincus Family Foundation supports organizations and programs promoting children’s health, education, safety, nutrition, recreation and the arts locally and worldwide.