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This section provides information on current grant applications and materials that are available through the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission.

  • Hester Shultz Fellowship

    • Hester Graham Shultz was known for her determined attitude in the face of adversity, her devotion to her family, and for her more than two decades of dedication to the City of Indianapolis as a civil servant. Hester was a pioneer for working women as well as an early champion of anti-tobacco initiatives that led to Indiana's adoption of smoke-free laws. 

      The spirit of this fellowship is to further develop individuals that will be a further inspiration of others and contribute to the vibrancy of Indiana communities through social norm and policy change that improve quality of life.

      The fellowship is offered through a competitive application process available to a graduate level student to participate in the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. October 19-21, 2019 and complete a health advocacy project following the summit to apply skills learned.

      The fellowship would be available for up to two individuals each year.

      The award would provide for registration, travel and expenses to the SOPHE's Annual Advocacy Summit.

      Applicants are being sought from graduate level students from Indiana schools in the area of political science, health, public health, law, communications, environmental affairs, social work and business.

      Deadline: August 5, 2019.

      Application Requirements

    • Commit to participate in the SOPHE's 2019 Advocacy Summit, October 19-21, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
    • Provide a CV/Resume
    • Submit a personal Essay. Each essay should be no more than 500 words and include the following:
      • Your background. Let us know who you are, where you came from and how you got to where you are today.

      • Please describe the roots of your interest in health and the reasons why you want to participate in the fellowship program. Include a description of the skills and information which you hope to acquire during the fellowship and how you will put them.

      • Fellows will be required to complete an advocacy related project during their year of fellowship. Please describe at least one project idea you can envision accomplishing in your one year fellowship that focuses on an Indiana community or statewide.

      • Describe how you will share information gained through this fellowship with members of your school’s program.

      • Indicate your willingness to share your experience with the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission and the ISDH Healthy Hoosiers Foundation Board.

    • Provide an unofficial transcript from current academic institution.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an individual qualified to comment on your skills and merit for the Fellowship.

Questions? Please contact mspitznagle@isdh.in.gov .

Please email a copy of your full application with supporting documents to mspitznagle@isdh.in.gov by August 5, 2019.

Fellowship committee intends to notify fellowship recipients by September 1, 2019.