Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Make plans to enter APHA’s Get Ready Scholarship

APHA is pleased to announce its third annual Get Ready Scholarship. If you’re a senior in high school or a full-time college or graduate student, you have a chance to win a $500 scholarship toward your college expenses.

Let’s face it: Emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. In recent years we’ve seen everything from earthquakes, oil spills and mudslides to pandemic flu outbreaks and the resurgence of other infectious diseases. With those emergencies has also come a renewed emphasis on being prepared. Now it’s time for students to put their skills and knowledge of preparedness to the test.

The Get Ready Scholarship, which is open to high school seniors as well as college undergraduate and graduate students, challenges entrants to write an essay on preparedness. Essay topics are listed on the scholarship Web page.

The scholarship will open online for entries on Feb. 7. Only 300 submissions will be accepted in each category. Submissions will be accepted until March 21, or until the category is filled. Six scholarships of $500 each will be awarded. Winning students also receive a one-year APHA membership.

For complete rules, visit the Get Ready scholarship Web page.

On your mark, get set, prepare!

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1 comment:

sbelvins said...

Great idea. I am in!