Attention college students, the Alma S. Adams Health Legacy Scholarship is worth $5,000

Students that are interested in tobacco control can apply for this grant

Have an idea or two on the future of tobacco control? Then the Alma S. Adams Health Legacy scholarship is for you

Students enrolled with an online masters degrees or traditional bachelor programs probably know this all too well – getting a scholarship is no easy business. And it’s so frustrating when you come across a generous scholarship opportunity only to realize it’s not related to your area of expertise. Ugh! Back to searching again.

The struggle is real, but when conducting scholarship searchers, students of traditional or online college degree programs should target the opportunities that fit you specifically.

Fortunately, there are tons of scholarships out there for just about any interest, expertise or hobby. And ideally you should look for a plan in your more specialized interests. Why? Because you’ll have a better chance of winning. This especially applies for students of traditional or online masters degrees, as they are sitting on specialized knowledge.

How do you get started? First of all, take a pen and paper and make a list. Write down everything that makes you unique as a student of offline or online college degree programs, but not only. Highlight the categories you wouldn’t mind doing a project on even if you were asked at 2:00 AM during the night. Is there any homework you actually enjoying doing? If that’s the case, put it on that list, as there are many scholarships specific to student pursuing a certain area of interest.

When you’ve completed the list, fire up a browser and start searching. Type something like “scholarships for…” Use every item on your list. You might be surprised, as there are scholarships for everything from people with a passion for potatoes or for poetry to students interested in pursuing a career in space engineering.

Here’s an interesting example to consider. Are you committed to combating tobacco use in your community? If that’s the case, then you are eligible to applying for the Alma S. Adams Health Legacy Scholarship.

In order to be eligible to receive this scholarship, students need to demonstrate an active and creative involvement in community service that reflects four major tobacco-control issues including smoke-free environments, social justice, tobacco product flavors and point-of-sale.

On top of that, the applicant needs to submit documents detailing his/her financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is also required to enter this program.

Students can apply until April 30 for this scholarship. Awardees will receive a grant of $5,000 which is not renewable.

Remember that all your hard work finding a scholarship will be worth nothing if you don’t stay organized. Make sure you group all the scholarships you are planning to apply to somewhere and don’t forget to list the deadline, as well. Some website might send reminders and notifications when a deadline is approaching but you shouldn’t rely only on them. Sometimes these things break or simply don’t work.

Just remember you are not alone in this scholarship search. If you ever feel lost, you can also turn to counselor, family member and ask for help. But remember this – work hard and in the end you will find the right scholarship for you.


  1. I am Bona Malual South Sudanese,

    Please i would like you to offer me this scholarship because it will benefit my country on way to reduce the affected of drug “Tobacco”

  2. despite negative effects of tobacco smoking to an individual, family, society and at the state level, many people are still smoking and most pity thing is the young ones and the youth. i would like to take initiative to advocate the effects of smocking. having read this message, i have realized the opportunity to reach out for more people and let them know the dangers of smoking to people and even to our environment. Am in the second year at chancellor college perusing bachelors degree in education. am looking forward to your response, thank you.

  3. I have an interest in sensitizing people of the dangers of smoking tobacco. i am willing to take a share in this program of teaching people on how they can control there desire of smocking having known the dangers of it. I believe that avoiding smoking is one way of appreciating the gift of life we have. Am a second year student from Chancellor College (the University of Malawi) doing bachelors degree of education.

  4. I am Fiyinfoluwa Cynthia FALEKE, a Nigerian I am in my forth year in medical school, I have been given admission to the All St. University in the college of medicine for my clinical I want to study medicine to salvage Africa children who die everyday as a result of lack of personnel. My parents can’t afford the hug school fees please help I am to resume in January 2018. Thanks

  5. i wish to be offer this scholarship in order to joint the fight against crime and corruption in our countries and a means to educate the future generation on the sever side effect of tobacco

  6. please i have been enrolled in the LONDON School of BUSINESS FOR ACCA+MBA COURSE due to lack of financial supports i have def-ire my course as unfortunitly for me my both parents are decease so kindly help me with $10000 to pay for my tuition . Best Regard, DANIEL KWAME ASARE

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    my name is Charles chilenje from Zambia. I want and I have always wanted to pursue clinical medicine or environmental healthy but sadly despite working hard at secondary school I feel like my effort never agreed with my passion to achieve my career. I am an orphan in need of financial assistance to pursue my career so as to be of good value to the society concerning health matters. please help

  8. helo everryone down here in Uganda many people dont know the harm with taking tobacco and i kyaterekera colin would want to be apart of the people going against it and i pray that u grant me this chance

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