Joseph Tringali Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph C. Tringali Memorial Scholarship was established to reflect the values of the man for whom it is named, and is awarded each year to a student pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree at the Drexel University School of Public Health. In particular, the scholarship is awarded to a student who faces financial hardship and who demonstrates a firm commitment to embarking on a career in public health that will address the challenges facing disadvantaged children and improve their opportunities for healthy and productive lives. The scholarship amount for the 2012-13 academic year will be $5,000.
About Joseph C. Tringali
Joseph C. Tringali was a man of many abilities and gifts. He had the ability to work hard, to persevere, and to overcome many obstacles in order to achieve success in business and in life. His greatest gift was his family, to whom he owed all and devoted all. But he also had the gift of gratitude. He recognized his own good fortune and empathized with those who were less fortunate. He was especially touched by the plight of children who faced hardships and challenges, whether due to health issues, poverty, or lack of opportunity and encouragement.
Eligibility for the Joseph C. Tringali Memorial Scholarship
Students who wish to apply for the Joseph C. Tringali Memorial Scholarship must:
Be a current full-time first-year master's or doctoral student at the Drexel University School of Public Health
Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
Demonstrate a commitment to maternal and child health
Please note that preference will be given to students facing financial hardship
The deadline for 2013 has passed. Please check back soon for the updated 2014 application. The application requires that students submit a personal statement describing their commitment and experience related to maternal and child health as well as their career plans in public health. Completed applications must be sent to Colleen Baillie via email at email@example.com. The recipient of the Joseph C. Tringali Memorial Scholarship will be notified in late May/early June and will be required by June 30 of the calendar year to send a thank you letter to the donor that provides funding for the scholarship. The recipient is also expected to be in attendance at the School’s Awards Celebration in June 2014. The funds from this scholarship will be applied toward the student's second-year tuition.