The American Legacy Foundation, which works to reduce tobacco use among priority populations in the United States, is accepting applications for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications. The foundation prioritizes populations that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or that lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. These populations include residents of low-income communities, U.S. racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander), gay/lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender communities, and other populations that have significantly higher than average smoking prevalence rates. Named for founding legacy board member Dr. Alma S. Adams, the program will award two $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. The awards will be granted on the basis of the applicant’s record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control, and their 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.
students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.