Thursday, May 22, 2014

Announcing the winners of APHA’s 2014 Get Ready Scholarship

Three students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level have been chosen to receive scholarships in APHA’s sixth Get Ready Scholarship competition.

The annual scholarship, which is offered in conjunction with APHA’s Get Ready campaign, encourages high school and college students to focus on the importance of emergency preparedness.

Students were challenged to write a post for the Get Ready Blog explaining how preparation can prevent negative outcomes of severe weather issues in their communities, develop a campaign to address the lack of preparedness for severe weather or other public health emergencies or create an infographic on the impacts of antibiotic resistance to human health.

Out of hundreds of entries, three students were chosen as winners:
  • High school level — Tiffany Chen: Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
  • Undergraduate level — Angel Vincent: Kent State University, New Franklin, Ohio
  • Graduate level — Nicholas Thompson: Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia
Each student will receive a $400 scholarship and a one-year APHA student membership. Read excerpts from the 2014 winning essays and see the winning infographic on the Get Ready website.

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to every student who submitted an entry!

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