(Student Scholarship)

2021 Student Scholarship Announcement 

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 year will be up to a total of $1,000.00 to be distributed among one or more students.

Student membership is $20.00. Others, who may apply for the scholarship but are not students or covered under a corporate membership pay dues of $40.00 for a one-year membership. You do not have to be a member to apply for the scholarship.

Application: Student Scholarship Application

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 13, 2021. Winners will be notified by email and will be recognized during the awards ceremony at the 2021 Oklahoma Partners In Public Health Conference September 21 and 22, 2021. Attendance is preferred.

Past Scholarship Winners:

  • 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 our annual conference, contact

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

The OPHA office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, excluding state holidays.