Projects to support
Your gift to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will make an important difference in many lives. That is because the work of our faculty, students, staff and alumni improves the health of individuals around the world.
We couldn’t do it, however, without your support! Below are some of the ways you can help us make the world a healthier place. Your gift counts!
Making a Difference in the Public’s Health – Scholarships strengthen diversity & create new educational opportunities
UNC Alumni Tom Wong, PhD, MPH and Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH wanted to make it possible for students to afford to come to Carolina’s School of Public Health. “Both of us returned to attend the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health after obtaining other degrees,” says Sandy. “I had my law degree and Tom was working on a post-doctorate, so finances were tight and a government scholarship made it possible for me to go to school.” “We would never have thought it possible to establish a scholarship until someone asked us. Once we thought about it, it seemed like a good way to make it possible to help others afford this education,” Sandy adds. “As a North Carolinian, it was important to me to support students from North Carolina and Tom wanted to help students from diverse backgrounds. We are so impressed by the quality of the students we meet.”
Student travel funds enhance education
Traveling to present papers at professional meetings or to apply knowledge and gain experience in summer internships makes the Carolina education even more valuable.
Knowing how important these experiences are, many alumni and donors have contributed to the School of Public Health’s student travel funds. These funds encourage unique educational experiences for students by making travel opportunities financially possible.
Anne Clayton was one of many students who benefited from the School’s student travel funds. “It was so valuable to get to go to Tanzania last summer and see first-hand how programs work. I saw real challenges and barriers and also saw how USAID works with other governments to incorporate their visions and plans,” says Anne. She is earning her master’s degree in maternal and child health and a certificate in global health. Without these funds, the trip would have been impossible for her to afford. “Having a context for what we are discussing makes every class more relevant,” Anne says.