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Putting classwork into action earns student a $90K grant

Catherine Miller

Catherine Miller

Current MPH student writes successful grant application for local organization.

Congratulations to Catherine Miller, an MPH student with a concentration in Community Health Education.  Catherine recently learned that a grant application she submitted to the Cigna Foundation was approved for nearly $90,000.  The grant will supply funding for Centro Hispano de East Tennessee.

Catherine originally wrote the grant proposal as part of an assignment for public health coarse 556 – Grant Proposal Writing for Health and Social Programs.

Way to put classwork into action in the real world, Catherine!

Catalog description of PUBH 556 (4 credit hours):
This project-based course covers the complete process of grant proposal development: identification and assessment of viable funding sources, funder relations, proposal writing, budget development, preparation of a full proposal for submission, and proposal submission. Students gain an understanding of the nonprofit philanthropic, state, and federal funding environments and how they differ.