(PRWEB) April 24, 2014 -- The Georgia State University School of Public Health has announced its first endowed scholarship, the J. Rhodes Haverty Scholarship in Public Health, endowed by the Georgia Health Foundation and the Haverty family to continue Haverty’s legacy of public service and commitment to better health care.
The scholarship, which will support master’s-level public health students, is named for the late J. Rhodes Haverty, founding dean of Georgia State’s College of Health and Human Sciences, which has evolved into two colleges, the School of Public Health and the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions.
With a distinguished career in medical practice and his 23 years as dean, Haverty brought remarkable expertise and insights to his service on numerous civic and corporate boards. He served on and chaired the board of Georgia Health Foundation and provided leadership in the founding of the Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia.
“Rhodes Haverty was a great man who made an indelible mark on public health at Georgia State University and throughout the region,” said Michael P. Eriksen, dean of the School of Public Health. “The worthy public health students supported in his honor will carry his great legacy into the future.”
The Georgia Health Foundation, an independent, health conversion foundation dedicated to improving the health of Georgians, supports public health education and other health-related projects in Georgia.
The scholarship will support a Master of Public Health student with a commitment to community service, who is a legal resident of Georgia, has at least a 3.0 grade-point average and financial need. The first Haverty Scholarship will be awarded in fall 2014. For more information, students may contact publichealthadvising(at)gsu(dot)edu.
Those wishing to support the Haverty endowment may make a tax-deductible contribution here or contact Julie Smith, Georgia State’s senior director of corporate and foundation relations, at 404.413.3415 or jsmith335(at)gsu(dot)edu.
Leah Seupersad, Georgia State University, +1 404-413-1353, [email protected]