Although this project has ended, if you would still like to make a donation to support the John Lewis Scholar Award, you may always do so here. 

Public Health Class of 2022-2023 John Lewis Scholar Award

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
12 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 02, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Public Health Class of 2022-2023 John Lewis Scholar Award

Who We Are

We are faculty, staff, and Public Health Class of 2023 graduates united by a common goal: to make it possible for a future MPH student from an underserved community to attend Pitt Public Health.  

Our Project

This past summer, the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health hosted 38 undergraduate students from all over the country as part of the John D. Lewis Public Health Undergraduate Scholars Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of the eight-week residential program was to encourage historically underserved college students to consider careers in public health, and advance health equity by increasing the diversity of the public health workforce. The program focused on maternal child health, environmental justice, the relationship between climate and health, and incorporated internship placements, classroom instruction, group activities and mentorship. Lewis Scholars carry their experiences and knowledge forward into careers or graduate school with a keen awareness of the role public health plays in supporting safe and healthy communities.

The goal is to continue encouraging underrepresented students to consider careers in public health by creating the John Lewis Scholar Award, which will be awarded to a prospective MPH student. Please join us and support a Lewis Scholar so together we can ensure a brighter and more equitable future for public health.  

How You Can Help

  1. Donate now using this EngagePitt page! Click either the "Give Now" button at the top of the page to enter a custom amount, or select a Giving Level along the righthand side of the page and click "Contribute."
  2. Share our campaign with your networks. Even if you are unable to give at this time, you can take immediate action to help us by sending our link to family, friends, colleagues, and anyone you think would be interested in supporting our goal. The wider the net, the better!

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the importance of representative and diverse expertise in public health! Thank you for your support. 


Contributions received for this project shall be used in accordance with the purpose described herein, the terms in the FAQs and applicable law. For questions that cannot be answered in the FAQs, please call 412-648-4658 or email

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Every gift helps us reach our goal, no matter the size. Your support of a graduate student underrepresented in the field of public health can make a difference!



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Your support of a graduate student underrepresented in the field of public health is pivotal as we look to increase the public health workforce diversity.



Your contribution at this level ensures that the John Lewis Scholar Award is sustained and will continue to support students in the future as they dream big.


Equity Warrior

You are committed to supporting the creation of this award through this generous gift, knowing that supporting underrepresented students in the School of Public Health will increase the diversity of the public health workforce and people committed to reducing health disparities. A gift at this level provides assurance that an underrepresented student in Public Health will be able to take advantage of opportunities that might not be possible otherwise.

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