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Stead Scholars - Student Summer Program

The Stead Scholars Program is a full-time, 8-week summer program (June and July) where the Arkansas Department of Health and the College of Public Health at UAMS mentor undergraduate students enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in Arkansas who are thinking of a career in public health or medicine. The selection of the scholars is made by a review committee composed of the Chief Science Officer, Science Advisory Committee at ADH, as well as Department Heads, the Dean, and Associate Deans at the COPH.

Each student receives a stipend of $4,000 for the 8-week program and is assigned a mentor that they will work with on a project in one of several possible areas concerning public health, either within one of the Centers at ADH or at the UAMS College of Public Health. This is not a clinical program. This experience provides the students with an introduction to public health, exposure to applied and basic public health science and practice, and health policy development. The scholars are expected to attend weekly seminars and meetings held at ADH and COPH where public health topics are presented, discussed, and researched. After their internship, Stead Scholars present a brief PowerPoint presentation to ADH and COPH personnel and leadership on their topic, in conjunction with their mentors.

For the Summer of 2024, registration will open in December and close in mid-February.

All Arkansas undergraduates enrolled in accredited four-year colleges and universities in the state are eligible to apply.

All documents are to be submitted by February 16, 2023.

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