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Credit: USPHS Commissioned Corps
Six deserving dependents of PHS Commissioned Officers have been awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarship money for the 2013-2014 academic year. We received 12 applications. Winners were chosen by a panel of active and retired PHS Officers. We are collecting donations for next year’s Dependent Scholarship program. Please visit the Giving page to learn more. Click here to learn more about the recipients (pdf).
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to the foundation are fully tax-deductible as charitable donations for income tax purposes. Donations to the foundation are recognized at the annual Public Health Symposium, in the Commissioned Officers Association newsletter (Frontline) and in the most recent annual report.
Are you interested in applying for a 2013 undergraduate or graduate scholarship? Children and spouses of active duty and retired USPHS officers who are members of the Commissioned Officers Association can apply. More information is available on the Scholarship page.
The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health has established a Fellowship program in honor of RADM Jerrold M. Michael (Ret.). The program was established in honor of his 80th Birthday. This program provides financial assistance to officers of the Commissioned Corps pursuing advanced degrees. More about the Fellowship.
The affiliated Commissioned Officers Association won the opportunity for USPHS officers to transfer education benefits to children and/or a spouse. Learn more about eligibility and the process at the GI Bill website.
The Public Health Service traces its roots back to 1798 and the Marine Hospital Fund. It started a system of hospitals providing care for merchant sailors arriving in U.S. ports. For more than 200 years, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps has been our Nation's frontline protecting against the spread of disease from sailors returning from foreign ports, maintaining the health of immigrants entering the country and supporting communities affected by natural and manmade disasters. See the USPHS history page for more information.