Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications

WebsiteLink to program website
ContactFor more information, email: adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org.
PurposeFunding to reduce tobacco use among what the American Legacy Foundation calls “Priority Populations.” Priority populations are those populations who are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. Identified priority populations are Native Americans/Alsaka Natives, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Low SES, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.Awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved population related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising community awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact. Entries may include creative writing, a musical composition or a sample from a visual arts medium.
EligibilityThe scholarship will be awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to community service or used the visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health messages on behalf of a disadvantaged population. High school, undergraduate, or graduate students are eligible to apply.
Amount of
The Adams scholarship will award a total of $5,000 annually for up to two candidates to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
A link to the application is available on the Program web site. Applications will be accepted from January until April . Awardees will be notified in June.