Moses Sinkala Travel Scholarships

Dr. Sinkala was a graduate of the UAB School of Public Health and a leader in policy and research for implementation of healthcare delivery in his beloved country of Zambia.  His vision and passion for public health will be deeply missed.  For these reasons, colleagues, friends, and admirers have come together to create a scholarship in his name. The Moses Sinkala Zambia Scholarship provides much needed financial assistance to deserving students in the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA SOM) who demonstrate an interest in serving the public health needs of Zambia as was a priority of Dr. Sinkala. To pay tribute to the research and service programs between UAB and Zambia to which Dr. Sinkala was deeply committed, the fund will resides at and is administered by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under the direction of an external selection committee. 

The 2015 recipients are Frances Mupeta with research study focusing on TB and Christopher Newton whose study focusing on  HPV.  Each received a $2,500 award to offset research expenses.

The Sparkman Center is very appreciative to those that have donated to the Moses Sinkala Endowed Scholarship.

Donor Name

Donation Year

Louise Kuhn

2013

Sara M. Milillo

2013

Stewart & Cheri Reid

2013

Sten Vermund & Pilar Vargas-Vermund

2013

Katz Family Foundation

2013

Craig & Lynda Wilson

2013

Sara M. Milillo

2014

Craig & Lynda Wilson

2014

 

In honor of the late Dr. Moses Sinkala, the Sparkman Center for Global Health and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success have established the Moses Sinkala Travel Scholarship. This annual award is designed to assist UAB students complete an international internship or research opportunity. Multiple awards of $1,000 will be granted. 

Please note that scholarships may not be applied towards field courses, study away opportunities, or programs which require students to pay a fee for placement. Only UAB students in good academic standing may apply.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2016. Click here to submit your application.