The program is named after Helena O. Mishoe, PhD, MPH, retired Rear Admiral of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Her extraordinary public service and scientist career spanned over three decades at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and encompassed 27 years on active duty in the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
RDML Mishoe’s favorite quote is from one of her students who passed away from a disability-related illness. “Hope emerges and the future begins for one person only when there is another who believes in the beauty of their dreams.”
The RDML Mishoe “Believe” Scholarship inspires students to be scholars, serve their community, and achieve their dreams. The scholarship continues RDML Mishoe’s legacy as a believer in the dreams of those who have demonstrated tremendous resiliency in overcoming challenges, and who will become visionary change-makers achieving great things to make our world a better place for all.