UW School of Public Health Tobacco Studies Scholarship Program

Application deadline:   October 30, 2015

The School of Public Health Tobacco Studies Program provides University of Washington students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address the national and global tobacco epidemic by creating opportunities that foster integrated tobacco use prevention, treatment, and policy efforts across multiple disciplines.

The Tobacco Studies Scholarship Program offers the following awards:

Tobacco Studies Career Development Award
$500 (up to four awarded per year)

Provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the impact of tobacco on public health through coursework and seminars and supports other activities such as tobacco-related research projects and/or a presentation at a national tobacco control or public health meeting.

Award Requirements:

  • Complete HSERV 558 (3 credits) during the spring quarter
  • Facilitate one tobacco studies journal club on a tobacco related topic of choice
  • Attend 3 or more tobacco studies journal club meetings and seminars during the year
  • Present a journal club session and one other research, final project, or practicum poster to your Department, School, Program, Agency or Conference (HSERV 558 final project will also fulfill this requirement)

Tobacco Studies Fellowship (full concentration)
$1,000 (up to four awarded per year)

Provides an opportunity for students to gain experience with a tobacco control agency or research project, pursue a tobacco-related topic in depth and gain a broader understanding of tobacco control through coursework and seminars.

Fellowship Requirements:

  • All requirements of the Tobacco Studies Career Development Award
  • Complete a 120-hour tobacco-related practicum or internship (satisfies the MPH practicum requirement; assistance will be provided to identify a suitable opportunity)
  • Complete a masters thesis or capstone project on a tobacco-related topic


Graduate students pursuing a master’s (first or second year) in any UW program are eligible to apply for either or both TSP scholarships. UW doctoral students may apply for the career development awards only.

Students who receive funding from other sources such as RAships or the federal government (excluding tobacco companies or their subsidiaries) are still eligible to apply, as are international students.

Tobacco Scholars who are first-year students may re-apply in their second year if successful progress has been made in their program.

All program requirements must be completed in addition to the student’s regular course of study and other department or track requirements. Scholarship recipients will work closely with a faculty mentor from the UW School of Public Health.


The number and levels of awards granted to eligible students will be determined based on strength of the applications, financial need and number of qualified applicants. Successful applicants will be determined by the UW Tobacco Studies Scholarship Committee. Awards will be distributed, in full, within a month of notification.


After reading eligibility criteria and requirements, please submit all application components detailed in the document below by October 30, 2015 to tobacco@uw.edu. Awards will be announced and fellowship recipients notified in late November.

For application information, see: https://depts.washington.edu/tobacco/scholarships/how-to-apply/