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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Drexel: Dornsife MPH Student Awarded David Winston Scholarship

Ms. Sarah Bowler, a Department of Health Management and Policy student at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) and Dornsife Public Health Fellow 2018, was awarded the David Winston Health Policy Scholarship on May 6. The highly competitive scholarship recognizes excellence and achievement for students in master’s degree programs in health administration, health policy, and public health by providing $10,000 per year.

“When I received the congratulatory email from the organization, I was in shock and even did a happy cry,” says Ms. Bowler. “Because of this scholarship, I do not have to limit myself from opportunities that could have a huge impact on my future career.”

The Winston scholarship has been awarded to a DSPH health management and policy student for 3 consecutive years. “Bowler’s award is a testament to our program, our smart and resourceful students, and the dedicated Health Management and Policy faculty who work with them,” says Dr. Alex Ortega, professor and chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the DSPH.

Ms. Bowler also recently accepted a summer internship position at The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health and Family Services, an opportunity that has been made possible in part by this scholarship.  As the president of the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Club at DSPH, she is very passionate about MCH policy and advocacy centered around reducing health disparities. She will work on the state’s Maternal and Child Health Title V block grant initiatives that are devoted to improving the health of all women, children, and families in Illinois regardless of socioeconomic status.