The Health Education Working Fellowship (HEWF) allows selected students to work closely with a professional in their chosen field and receive hands-on health education experience. Students may receive $500 per semester fo health promotion-type work for up to 50 hours during the semester (about $8 to $10/hour).
Eligibility: Preference is given to undergraduate health science majors with at least 12 health credits completed. Criteria for selection is based on grade point average, recommendations from at least two health science faculty, computer skills assessment, an application and essay.
The advantages of this fellowship accumulate to both the recipient and the health science faculty member. It allows student and professor to work together on health promotion projects – real
world health promotion – without the limits/anxiety of a “grade.” The student and the health science faculty member mutually benefit from the process.
The fellowship has given just about $10,000 to students to date, and there have been 20 recipients of the award since the inception of the HEWF. The faculty mentor “invests” more than 50 hours per semester with each recipient.
Department of Health Science
Linthicum Hall, Room 101