'Scholarship To Build Leadship In The Field of African American Women's Health' Application Deadline April 15

April 09, 2009

The Master of Arts in Women's Health (MAWH) program at Suffolk University in Boston is offering a competitive, annual, full tuition scholarship to a student committed to working in the field of Black women's health. Funded by the Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences, this scholarship is designed to develop leadership in an area that will contribute to the health and well-being of African American women and girls.


By virtually every marker of health and health care status, African American women suffer unjustly. African American women are less likely than white women to have health insurance, are more likely to be dependent upon the political vagaries of Medicaid policies and have high rates of cervical cancer, diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS infection, and maternal mortality.

With the financial assistance of a Scholarship to Build Leadership in the Field of African American Women's Health MAWH hopes to train gifted and dedicated students to work effectively in a number of arenas.

According to Dr. Amy Agigian, Associate Professor, Sociology Department Director, Center for Women's Health and Human Rights Director, Master of Arts in Women's Health at Suffolk University, "We have gotten literally only one application for this year, so we are reaching out to our networks, including our advisory board members, to spread the word. It's such a valuable opportunity for the right person, it would be a shame to let it go to waste."

To apply for the scholarship all application materials must be submitted no later than April 15.


Click here for additional information or contact Suffolk University at mawh@suffolk.edu.

Access application materials here.