Building Education, Student involvement, and Training in Maternal Child Health
The goal of the BEST Maternal and Child Health Fellowship Award is to support students seeking a career in maternal and child health. Up to six fellows will be selected per year. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Rutgers School of Public Health degree program. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The requirements for the BEST Fellowship are:
- Completion of the Fundamental in MCH course (HSAP/EPID 0560) offered Spring/New Brunswick and Fall/Newark with a grade of B or higher;
- Completion of a two semester practicum experience with poster presentation, to be agreed upon with the Practicum Director (Note: the practicum may or may not also serve as a Fieldwork project, depending on the requirements of the organization and the student’s department);
- Presentation of practicum experience to the MCH student organization; and
- Attendance of at least 4 RU-MaCH student organization meetings or events.
$1000 will be awarded to the student at the beginning of the program, and the additional $1,000 will be awarded upon completion of all requirements. Fellowships begin September 2016 and all requirements must be completed by May 15, 2017.