Announcing The 2022 SPHHS Scholarship Award Winners : UMass Amherst

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) honored a group of over 50 undergraduate and graduate students during its annual Celebration Awards held on April 30 in Old Chapel. Award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

As part of the celebration, the Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter at UMass Amherst induced its 2022 cohort of new members into its ranks. The honorary society for the study of public health, Delta Omega encourages excellence in student scholarship and research, recognizes academic achievement, and provides members with leadership development, publication, and networking opportunities. Members are nominated and inducted in faculty, alumni, graduate student and undergraduate student categories.

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The 2022 scholarship recipients and Delta Omega inductees are:

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Robert Clinton Memorial Scholarship

Delvin Attafah, Kinesiology

William A. Darity Sr. Graduate Scholarship

Thupten Phuntsog, Health Promotion and Policy

Global Health Impact Endowment

Abosede Sarah Alli, Environmental Health Sciences

Kozma-Littleton Family Fund Scholarship

Kate Salvo, Communication Disorders

Elizabeth Woolrich Scholarship

Gabriella Farinha, Communication Disorders

The Yablonski Fellowship Fund

Stevaughn Smith, Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

David Hosmer Outstanding First-Year Student Award

Anne Nelson

Kiel McGowan

Kevin Sassaman

David Hosmer Outstanding Second-year Student Award

Kate Wallace

Diane J. Mundt Memorial Scholarship

Gabriela Vieyra

Department of Communication Disorders

Henry B. Peirce Service Award

Julia Toto

Miriam P. Romo Award

Lucia Garcia

Hannah Sweeney

Harry and Charlena Seymour Scholarship for Diversity

Gabriella Farinha

Brianna Chevalier

Sumayah Mohamed

Kimberly Ann Soucy Scholarship

Kimberlee Moïse

Gilbert C. Tolhurst Senior Scientist Award

Lisa Ramanauskas

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Elaine Briggs Internship Fund

Marjorie Pereira Marin

Corinne A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Joshua Mogus

The Stewart Fellowship

Olatunbosun Arowolo

Department of Kinesiology

American Kinesiology Association Graduate Masters Scholar Award

Zoe Smith

American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate Scholar Award

Allison Ladd

Priscilla M. Clarkson Graduate Scholarship in Kinesiology

Robert Marcotte

Mike Woodward

Patty Freedson Undergraduate Health and Wellness Scholarship

Kaitlin Kean

Meghan Maratea

Timothy Moynahan Award

Tyler DiPalma

Frank Rife Undergraduate Scholarship in Kinesiology

Natalie Habib

The Rouzier Family Pre-Health Professional Scholarship

Delvin Attafah

Justin Sanchez

John R. Schroeder Scholarship Fund

Shih-Ting Kao

Eric Sinacori Memorial Scholarship

Ifeoma Onyenwe

Esther Wallace Scholarship

Nibitanga Evelyne

Maria Fabiano

Department of Nutrition

Virginia A. Beal Undergraduate Scholarship

Adonis Ponciano

Virginia A. Beal Graduate Scholarship

Abigail Boatemaa

Ivy Johnson-Kanda

Vi Vien Khoo

Grace Mooshian

Ying Tang

Department of Nutrition Scholarship

Shanazi Jackson

Helen S. Mitchell Undergraduate Scholarship

Sharon Bonsu

Kaylyn Carlucci

Angela Hinck

Helen S. Mitchell Graduate Scholarship

Celine Delaronde

Corinne Epstein

Peter L. Pellett Scholarship

Rong Fan

Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter Inductees

Kathleen L. Szegda (Alumni)

Heather A. Wemhoener (Alumni)

Monika A. Roy (Alumni)

Lorraine Cordeiro (Faculty)

Justin Cuomo Ayala (Graduate student)

Benjamin Eovaldi (Graduate student)

Tiarra Fisher (Graduate student)

Nina Heilmann (Graduate student)

Bi-Sek Jeannette Hsiao (Graduate student)

Kene C. Orakwue (Graduate student)

Pablo Fernandez (Undergraduate student)

Emily Rose Leonard (Undergraduate student)

McKenna Jean Meagher (Undergraduate student)

Natalia I. Putnam (Undergraduate student)

Kevin David Sassaman (Undergraduate student)


Who is eligible for the SPHHS Scholarship Awards at UMass Amherst?

The SPHHS Scholarship Awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) at UMass Amherst. Eligibility criteria typically include academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated commitment to the field of public health or related health sciences.

How are the winners selected for the SPHHS Scholarship Awards?

Winners of the SPHHS Scholarship Awards are selected through a competitive process. A committee composed of faculty members and administrators within SPHHS reviews applications based on criteria such as academic achievements, involvement in research or community service, and the quality of personal statements or essays submitted by applicants.

What types of scholarships are available through the SPHHS Scholarship Awards?

The SPHHS Scholarship Awards encompass a range of scholarships, including merit-based scholarships, need-based scholarships, and awards designated for specific areas of study within public health and health sciences. Some scholarships may be named in honor of donors or alumni who have contributed to SPHHS.

How can I apply for the SPHHS Scholarship Awards at UMass Amherst?

To apply for the SPHHS Scholarship Awards, eligible students must complete the scholarship application form available through the SPHHS website or the UMass Amherst scholarship portal. Applicants are typically required to submit academic transcripts, a resume or CV, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement outlining their academic and career goals in public health or health sciences.

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