HARVARD COLLEGE, PRESIDENT & FELLOWS OF
AARA-Public Health Traineeship Program funding will bolster by more than 200% the Public Health Traineeship Grant used to secure funding for qualified students demonstrating financial need who are enrolled in the shortage-defined areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, maternal and child health, environmental health, nutrition, and toxicology at the Harvard University School of Public Health (HSPH). The objective is to supplement the resources of needy students in order for them to meet their educational costs. Student debt burden is increasing, enrollment is at an all-time high, and funding sources continue to be stretched. Needy students in particular are faced with hard decisions, often disregard the best educational fit for their research or practice goals and choose less optimal but lower cost alternatives. Students admitted to enter the areas of severe shortage will be evaluated for financial need and priority will be given to those with the highest levels of need.