The Women's Empowerment Scholarship


2019 Women's Empowerment Scholarship Winner

Emma Fitzell-Jones


Throughout her time in college, Emma made twin commitments to both the community and her academics. 

From 2016-2018, she was committed to volunteering weekly at a number of elementary schools in Lancaster City, where she helped alleviate pressure on teachers and support staff while giving students a positive role model. Additionally, in 2017 she worked with Southeast Lancaster Health Services to compile statistics on the impact of a community health worker so that they could secure renewed grant funding. In 2019, Emma worked with local non-profits in Rome, Italy to advance the socioeconomic integration of refugees.


Through pursuing a Masters of Public Health at Boston University's School of Public Health, she hopes to blend her passions for data analysis, healthcare access, and reproductive health and acquire the skills to research how the socioeconomic, cultural, and geographic barriers to healthcare impact women's health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 

Congratulations, Emma!! We are proud to award you with a $2,000 scholarship to aid you as you further your education at Boston University School of Public Health!