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Texas A&M: Full Scholarships with Monthly Stipends in OSH from NIOSH Grant

One of the best kept secrets at the Texas A&M School of Public Health includes full scholarships with monthly stipends, available every year to students in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. These allow students to use a scholarship to not only get the best training provided by award-winning faculty, but also have connections to competitive employers in the field.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides full-tuition support, a monthly stipend, and funds for travel to conferences and trainings for students who are accepted. Applicants must meet admission standards as outlined in the SPH Graduate Catalog, have a 3.0 GPA or above, have a competitive GRE score, and be enrolled in the Occupational Safety & Health degree program.

Students can apply for the NIOSH Grant in the spring semester and are notified of selection in the summer. Students selected for the program are required to meet regularly with an occupational faculty mentor and be an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), a worldwide organization of safety and health professionals. Research is also encouraged and students are expected to attend a variety of seminars and conferences.

“This scholarship is available to first- and second-year graduate students who exhibit a healthy interest in occupational health. This program is unique because the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) program is one of the few that provides full-tuition assistance to graduate students while giving them an excellent education focused on occupational safety, and a chance to network with some of the best companies across the nation,” said Dr. Adam Pickens.

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