Apply for a Student Scholarship to the GPHA Conference

The Georgia Public Health Association is offering a limited number of scholarships to students for the 90th Annual Meeting and Conference at Westin Buckhead, Atlanta May 7-9, 2019.

Scholarship recipients pay a reduced registration rate of $50. All other expenses such as travel and lodging are the responsibility of the conference participant. The deadline for application is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm. All scholarship applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions no later than March 1, 2019.

Full student conference registration is $165 before March 1, 2019, and $195 on and after March 1. It is advised that all students applying for the scholarship defer registering for the conference until scholarship awards are announced. All scholarships must be acknowledged with the $50 discounted registration by March 6, 2019, or risk forfeiture. Students who applied but did not receive a scholarship will be offered the early registration rate through March 15, 2019, by calling the GPHA office at 404-861-8423.

Each applicant must be:

  • A student currently enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree in a health field (i.e. nursing, nutrition, epidemiology, medicine, or public health, etc.)
  • An active member of Georgia Public Health Association in good standing. Click here to join now.

Scholarship recipients agree to:

  • Attend the GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference in full Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9, 2019;
  • Volunteer at the conference. Volunteer activities might include introducing a concurrent session presenter, staffing a table in the conference exhibit area, or assisting with other on-site duties. Scholarship recipients will be contacted with details; and
  • Attend the Student Networking Mixer during the conference.

The establishment of the Jim Alley scholarship fund is to honor James W. Alley, MD, MPH who served as Director of the Division of Public Health of the State of Georgia for 17 years. During his tenure, he focused public health’s attention for the first time on chronic diseases and later initiated analysis and interventions on infant mortality and how social factors play a role in morbidity and mortality. As a medical missionary to Bolivia, Dr. Alley helped establish a local Board of Health in the city of Montero to attempt to remediate some of the health issues of the indigent and medically needy. He continued to visit and work in this eastern area of Bolivia for over a decade and left the region with the most respected medical service in Bolivia.

Dr. Alley served a term as President of GPHA. As a staunch supporter of GPHA, he recognized the value of health workers having an organization that could systematically encourage networking and continuing Education.

To learn more about the Georgia Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Conference please visit our Conference Page.

Download the Scholarship Application

If you have any questions, please contact the GPHA Career Development Section Co-chairs, Dr. TimMarie Williams at or Imaobong Ekpo at