Pavlis Honors College

Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship

Do you have an interest in contributing to the health and wellness of the local community through partnering with a service-oriented organization? Are you an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at Michigan Tech? Consider applying for the Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship. 

Undergraduate scholarship recipients will receive $500 for the semester they participate in the program. Graduate scholarship recipients will receive $1000. Students will partner with a service-oriented organization, such as organizations addressing health care, food security, mental health, obesity, health education, environmental health, etc. Residents of the Upper Peninsula are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration. 

This scholarship opportunity is made possible through the generosity of the Superior Health Foundation and all Michigan Tech students may apply.

Why should I apply?

  • Engage in community service locally
  • Build hands-on skills and knowledge in community health and wellness
  • Join a learning community that reflects on community service, health, & wellness
  • Share what you have learned and ways other Tech students can engage locally

What are the requirements for undergraduates?

  • Commit to at least 25 hours partnering with a community organization that you would like to work with.  We will assist with connecting you to local community partners, but you will need to take the initiative to talk with them about partnership opportunities in the first few weeks of fall semester.
  • Attend an orientation session and meetings twice a month with other SHF Community Ambassadors in Health.
  • You must be on-campus the semester you participate in the program.
  • Write a final report and present on your experience at the end of the semester.

What are the requirements for graduate students?

  • Commit to at least 50 hours partnering with a community organization that you would like to work with.  We will assist with connecting you to local community partners, but you will need to take the initiative to talk with them about partnership opportunities in the first few weeks of fall semester.
  • Attend an orientation session and meetings twice a month with other SHF Community Ambassadors in Health.
  • You must be on-campus the semester you participate in the program.
  • Write a final report and present on your experience at the end of the semester.

Ready to Apply?

Apply now to receive a scholarship and participate in the Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Program during Fall semester 2019. Application deadline: April 15, 2019.

You will need to provide the following in the application form:

  • Your name and contact Information (email, phone, address: include both on-campus and summer)
  • Short, but clear essay (200-300 word) that explains why you would like to be a Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassador in Health. Make sure to address the following: What type of community work would you like to do through this program (give examples)? What do you hope to contribute to the local community? How do you hope to grow as a person and professional through this experience?
  • Your resume highlighting skills and experience relevant to your SHF Community Ambassadors in Health interests.  Make it polished – this will be shared with community partners!
  • The name of a reference that is willing to fill out this form on your behalf. You are responsible for sending the form link to your reference.

Note: Students in the Pavlis Honors Pathway Program and Peace Corps Master’s International Program may apply for this program if interested in health and wellness. Honors Pathway Program students can also apply for the general Community Ambassadors program if interested in other areas of service that are not related to health. Peace Corps Master's International Program students may also apply for the general Community Ambassadors program.

Please direct questions about the program to Kari Henquinet (kbhenqui@mtu.edu).