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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM / Scholarship Application Process

Interested participants from low- and middle-income countries are invited to submit an application for the 2015 Global Tobacco Control Certificate Program Scholarship by November 21, 2014.

NOTE: As part of the application process each scholarship applicant must complete the personal statement using the following guidelines:

Personal Statement Instructions:

1. Register for and complete the first module of Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts.

2. Review "The Tobacco Epidemic" Lecture 1 (A, B, and C) by Dr. Jonathan Samet, MD, MS within the the "Fundamentals of Tobacco Control" module before completing your personal statement.

3. Write a personal statement (500 word maximum) briefly describing each of the following:

a. The status of the tobacco epidemic in your country, including the current burden of tobacco use as it relates to the morbidity and mortality.

b. The key tobacco control activities that have been going on in your organization or country over the last five years.

c. Your current or previous work in tobacco control.

d. Detailed explanation about why you are interested in obtaining the Global Tobacco Control Certificate; how it will be relevant to your work in tobacco control activities in your organization or country, and, how you plan to use the skills gained from the program in your future work in tobacco control.

Please cite any references using American Psychological Association (APA) style. Please note that plagiarism is a violation of the JHSPH Ethics code; therefore, personal statements that are not original work will not be reviewed. Please note that personal statements longer than 500 words will not be reviewed. In addition, incomplete statements will not be reviewed.

Letter of Recommendation:

The recommendation form can be accessed here.

Visa Processing
Recipients of the scholarship will be required to obtain a J-1 visa to participate in the in-person program courses held in Baltimore, MD.

  • Participants will be required to obtain a J-1 visa in order to participate in the program. JHSPH is not able to obtain any visas other than the J-1 short-term student visa for participants.
  • While JHSPH is processing J-1 visa paperwork, participants are responsible for scheduling a J-1 appointment at the US Embassy.
  • Participants receive the J-1 visa paperwork and a formal acceptance letter by July 2015.
  • Participants are required to submit a photocopy of their J-1 visa by email no later than August 21, 2015


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