The Kentucky Public Health Association is pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities.
  1. Ellen M. Buchart Scholarship
  2. Public Health Workforce Development Scholarship
  3. Theodore "Ted" Hanekamp Scholarship
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Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements as listed below. You must be a member of KPHA to qualify for a Scholarship. All applications must be submitted by March 14, 2021.

Please read the information for each scholarship carefully before submitting an application. If you have questions about the scholarships, contact Dana Nickles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the offices of the Kentucky Public Health Association at (502) 875-2255. Good Luck!


Ellen M. Buchart Scholarship

Complete the online Scholarship Application

The Ellen M. Buchart Scholarship was named in memory and honor of Ellen Buchart who served Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA) in many capacities, including as a past President. This scholarship will be administered by KPHA in the amount of $2,000 and is payable at the rate of $1,000 per semester paid directly to the student's school to provide general academic assistance for one year.

Eligibility requires an awardee to be enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student with a health or science related major. Preference will be given to students in the public health programs at their respective college or university. Applicants must be a member of KPHA to be awarded the scholarship.

Applicants must fill out the application and provide a detailed explanation of career goals, past academic performance, and personal history of public service, by March 14, 2021.

Awardee will be determined and notified by April 15 by KPHA Board of Directors. Scholarship funds will be made available by July 1.


Public Health Workforce Development Scholarship

Complete the online Scholarship Application

The Public Health Workforce Development Scholarship will be administered by KPHA in the amount of $2,000 and is payable at the rate of $1,000 per semester paid directly to the student’s school to provide general academic assistance for one year.

Eligibility requires an awardee to be employed by a local health department, public health organization, or health related agency. Preference will be given to students looking to enhance their education in the public health field in which they serve. Applicants must be a member of KPHA to be awarded the scholarship.

Applicants must fill out the application and provide a detailed explanation of career goals, past academic performance, and personal history of public service, by March 14, 2021.

Awardee will be determined and notified by April 15 by KPHA Board of Directors. Scholarship funds will be made available by July 1.


Theodore "Ted" Hanekamp Scholarship

Complete the online Scholarship Application

The Theodore "Ted" Hanekamp Scholarship was named in memory of and honor of Theodore "Ted" Hanekamp who devoted his entire career to public health. In 2006, Ted was inducted into the University of Kentucky College Public Health Hall of Fame (UKCPH). Ted was also very active in the Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA). This scholarship will be administered by KPHA and the amount will be based upon funds raised by KPHA and matched by UKCPH not to exceed $10,000 each calendar year.

Eligibility requires an awardee to be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky with a minimum of 9 hours of graduate classes. Applicants must also be a member of KPHA to be awarded the scholarship.

Applicants must fill out the application and provide a detailed explanation of career goals, past academic performance, and personal history of public service, by March 14, 2021.

Awardee will be determined and notified by April 15 by KPHA Board of Directors. Scholarship funds will be made available by July 1.