Monday, February 10, 2014

Get Ready Scholarship now open for entries

APHA is once again offering its Get Ready Scholarship. Now in its sixth year, the competition is open to students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels.

In the United States, 2013 was a year filled with disasters: Extreme temperatures, devastating tornadoes and flooding were just some of the events that took lives, damaged communities and tested readiness. This year’s flu season has also underscored the importance of being prepared for infectious diseases.

APHA’s Get Ready campaign is challenging students to help Americans become more prepared via its scholarship. High school students are asked to write a blog entry, undergraduate college students are tasked with creating a preparedness plan and graduate students are challenged to create an infographic. Full details are on the scholarship site now.

We’ll award one $400 scholarship in each category — that’s a total of three winners! Each winner will also receive a free one-year APHA membership.

Submissions are now being accepted and the deadline closes April 8 — or until 300 submissions are accepted in each category. That means the deadline could close early, so be sure to prepare your submission soon.

Check out the details for this year’s contest on our Get Ready Scholarship page, and then get ready to enter!

To see a list of previous winners, and read parts of their essays, check out our scholarship winners page.

Good luck!

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