Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for outreach and health communications to reduce tobacco use among priority populations. Students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts are welcomed to apply. Aim of the scholarship is to inspire and train future leaders. $5,000 amount will be awarded to the winning candidates.

Truth Initiative is dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. TI speaks, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement.


It is important to read the eligibility criteria before applying:

  • Students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts will be considered eligible.
  • Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 (C average) in the most recent academic year.

How to Apply:

Applicants are requested to login through the given link before applying. The link is: https://www.grantinterface.com/common/logon.aspx?eqs=rnkDWlzN7QRD_gh9zfTT2mAFi-LnoO38-2DIQ6T9um2Yp9uyiQ6bDg2

Supporting Documents:

Supporting documents of the given scholarships are as follows:

  • Applicants must provide evidence of community service in support of a priority underserved population, meaning a community disproportionately affected by tobacco, such as low-income, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, Hawaiian American, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, and other individuals.
  • Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control. The community service activity should be described in the applicant’s personal statement.
  • Applicants must submit documentation of financial need for scholarship funds (SAR report).

Award Amount:

The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following:

  1. a) A record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, related to tobacco prevention and/or control.
  2. 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.

$5,000 will be awarded to support students pursuing undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited institution of higher learning in the U.S. Funds may be used for tuition, books and related living expenses.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2016.

Link for more information:


Contact Information:

Email adamsscholarship-at-truthinitiative.org for more information.


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