Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations. Priority populations are those populations that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. They include residents of low-income communities, U.S. racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander), the Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual/Transgender community and other populations that have significantly higher than average smoking prevalence rates.
The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.
Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2014. Awardees will be notified by June 27, 2014.
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