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Investing in Future Public Health Leaders

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When students graduate from the Yale School of Public Health they go to work in fields that are crucial for the well-being and vitality of communities around the world. But many of these students leave school with substantial debt—averaging nearly $67,000—and take jobs that while fundamentally important, are not known to pay particularly well.

To ease this financial burden, the school, in conjunction with Yale University, is prioritizing student scholarships and doctoral fellowships as part of the For Humanity Campaign.

Yale University President Peter Salovey and his wife Marta Moret, M.P.H. ’84, are strong advocates for the School of Public Health and have established their own endowed scholarship fund at the school.

“It is definitely one of the professional schools whose students could receive more financial support,” President Salovey said.

Endowed funds offset the expenses of many students, who face an annual cost almost $50,000 to attend the school and make an education at the Yale School of Public Health a possibility for others.

The need for public health has never been more relevant as global communities struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic as well-established health treats. Attracting the best students and allowing them to train with world-class faculty is vital to improving the health of everyone in the future.

The For Humanity Campaign offers several giving opportunities supporting financial aid for students at YSPH. For more information on how to support future public health leaders at the School of Public Health, email Connie Evans.