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Public Health Scholarship

Public health scholarships are available for new students who enroll in an eligible program, apply for the scholarship, and meet the following eligibility requirements. 

  • $7,500 DrPH scholarship
  • $6,000 MPH scholarship
  • $2,000 public health certificate

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must meet Capella University admission requirements PDF.
  • Must be a new student enrolled in and accepted into an eligible program in January, February, March or April 2018. Former students reapplying to the university are also eligible.
  • Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing PDF) and/or good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAP PDF).
  • Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt. Returning students must pass first course taken upon readmission to Capella.

How to Apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Submit the Capella University online admission application. If you have already applied to Capella, skip this step.
  2. Apply now for the scholarship. Complete the application for the degree you are seeking.
  3. Begin courses on Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar.5, or Apr. 9, 2018.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

Apply before your first course begins. Applications received after your first course begins will not be considered.

Scholarship Details:

  • The scholarship can be applied only to an eligible program.
  • Depending on the program you enter, the scholarship will be applied to your Capella account in the following disbursements:
    • DRPH: $7,500, disbursed equally over 10 consecutive quarters ($750 per quarter)
    • MPH: $6,000, disbursed equally over eight consecutive quarters ($750 per quarter)
    • Certificate: $2,000, disbursed equally over three consecutive quarters ($667 per quarter)

Start month

Month of first scholarship disbursement

January 2018 April 2018
February, March, or April 2018 July 2018
  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have all future scholarship disbursements cancelled.
  • Recipients who do not use the full scholarship award will not be eligible for a cash disbursement or any other compensation equal to the value of the scholarship award.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships, or discounts in excess of 15 percent.
  • The scholarship may decrease the amount of financial aid funds available to the recipient.
  • The scholarship is intended to address the cost of attendance, including but not limited to, tuition.
  • Capella University faculty and staff, their spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children are not eligible for the scholarship.


Call an enrollment counselor at 1.844.302.9571 to learn more about this scholarship opportunity and explore Capella programs.

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