Public Health Leadership Scholars

July 9-13, 2018 | Washington, DC

The Public Health Leadership Seminar, hosted by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, are available to HOSA-Future Health Professionals members, students, alumni and advisors, who are interested in learning about public health while interacting with leading professionals within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the US Surgeon General (OSG) and the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS). For a short period of time, seminar participants are able to experience first-hand the mission of HHS, ASPR, and the OSG, as well as responsibilities carried out by USPHS officers.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals seeks to provide its members with an experience that exposes them to the many issues and career paths found in the field of public health, especially in the governmental, leadership and policy arenas. HOSA students, alumni and advisors are specifically encouraged to use the seminar  as an opportunity to gain awareness and understanding of the significant role played by HHS, ASPR, OSG and the USPHS in advancing the health and safety of our nation.

Participants in the Public Health Leadership Seminar will:

  • gain awareness and understanding of public health issues and careers
  • improve knowledge base through interaction and discussion with key public health leaders within HHS, ASPR, OSG, USPHS and other organizations
  • strengthen HOSA’s partnership with HHS, ASPR, OSG and USPHS

2018 PHLS Information
2017 Public Health Leadership Seminar Blog


All HOSA members, alumni and advisors are invited to apply.  Tthe 2018 Public Health Leadership Scholars application is now available on STEM Premier.
Advisors and professional alumni member can apply, using the 2018 PHLS Application for Alumni and Professional Members.

Applying is easy: 

1. Join STEM Premier
  • Go to
  • Click the Start Your Free Profile button and create your account
  • All PHLS applications  will be managed through STEM Premier.
  • HOSA members, advisors, and alumni must have a STEM Premier account and apply within the application
2. Search 2018 Public Health Leadership Scholars
  • Select your account dashboard
  • Go to the opportunities section, click the search icon and search for HOSA under organization name
  • Select 2018 Public Health Leadership Scholars from the results list
3. Submit your application
  • Follow the steps and provide required information (Your STEM Premier profile will act as a majority of your application!)
  • Confirm that you have meet and completedall of the PHLS application requirements
  • Click Apply Now
  • The deadline for applying for scholarships is April 4, 2018.