Leonard Doak Memorial Scholarship

Leonard Doak Memorial Scholarship in Health Literacy
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Deadline to submit application — February 14, 2014
Winner will be notified no later than March 24, 2014


IHA is honored to partner with Cecilia Doak in announcing the 2nd Annual Leonard Doak Memorial Scholarship in Health Literacy


The scholarship’s goal is to honor the life and career of our esteemed colleague and friend, Leonard Doak, by providing a rigorous training opportunity to a health educator who plans to apply this knowledge to better serve the disadvantaged communities in which he or she works.

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship provides:
• Full tuition for the annual IHA Health Literacy Conference in Irvine, California, in May 2014 and 2015 [link to conference page]
• Full tuition for the 2014 pre-conference full-day training session [link to workshop page]
• All expenses — including conference registration, airfare, hotel fees, and meals — during both events
• One year of mentorship by Cecilia Doak after attending the first conference, to accomplish your stated goals and objectives
The winner will present the outcome of their work in a poster session at the 2015 conference. The poster will also be displayed on our website throughout the following year.

Scholarship criteria

In order to be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must:
• Work in an underserved area with populations that are challenged by health disparities
• Write and review health education materials
• Provide health education
• Wish to create new health literacy materials
• Be committed to elevating and improving the field of health literacy
• Lack the resources to obtain this training on their own or through their work
• Commit to working with a mentor for one year on completing their stated objectives