Pam Rask Scholarship Award (Student Scholarship)

The Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) is committed to enhancing educational opportunities in public health.  The Pam Rask Scholarship award will be given in honor of the late Pam Rask, who served as President of the OPHA from 2016-2018 and dedicated more than 30 years of her life to the field of Public Health. She was a true public health servant and had a passion for improving the health of her fellow Oklahomans. 

OPHA is taking applications for this academic scholarship to be awarded to OPHA member(s), enrolled full or part-time, post high school. Applicants must be enrolled in a school that is sponsored by or accredited by an Oklahoma-based college or university. The amount to be awarded this Spring 2023 semester will be up to a total of $750.00 to be distributed plus one year of student membership.

Student membership is $25.00.  You do not have to be a member to apply for the scholarship.

Application: Student Scholarship Application

Applications are open for the 2023 Pam Rask Scholarship Award! Winners will be notified by email and will be recognized during the awards ceremony at the 2023 OPHA conference. Attendance is preferred.

Past Scholarship Winners:

  • Spring 2023 - Mahta Afredeh
  • 2020- Terence Gipson
  • 2017 - Nicole Reed & Omar Ibarra
  • 2016 - Bradley Enis; Raelina Tucker; & Traci Simmons
  • 2015 - Taylor White
  • 2014 - Jade Owen & Kimberly Branham
  • 2013 - Mary Wilson 

For questions about the Scholarship, please contact OPHA at

For more information, membership application or registration materials for OPHA's annual conference, please contact

Oklahoma Public Health Association
121 NE 52nd Street, Ste. 260
Oklahoma City, OK 73105