For updates on how COVID-19 has impacted this year’s program, visit


For information on COVID-19, visit the CDC's website.

On March 19, 2020, the CDC announced the cancellation of all CUPS/Ferguson activities for the summer of 2020 due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. While we know that this decision is best for the health and safety of everyone, we want to acknowledge the disappointment, sadness and many other emotions that our applicants may be feeling after this announcement. We share those emotions with you.

We would like to thank all the applicants who took the time to apply for Michigan FPHLP 2020. We are deeply grateful to the students who shared their interest in public health with us, for they are the reason for this program. We look forward to accepting applications again next year as we will continue our mission to provide opportunities to underrepresented students to consider careers in public health and to explore health equity.

Since the CDC's announcement, we received questions from applicants that we would like to address. Please see the attached PDF with Frequently Asked Questions.

Michigan FPHLP Team


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the application process.

Application Timeline

November 1, 2019

FPHLP 2020 Application opens

January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

FPHLP 2020 Application closes

March 20, 2020

Applicants notified of their application status

Required Components

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • 3 Essays
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Review Process

  • Application Selection Committee reviews completed applications
  • Phone Interviews take place February - March

2019-2020 Webinar Series

  • NOV5

    FPHLP Webinar: Program Overview

    3:00 PM EST (LIVE)

    Michigan FPHLP Staff will provide an overview of the program and answer questions prospective students may have about FPHLP.

    The webinar was hosted live, and a recording of the webinar is currently posted on our YouTube channel. Follow the link below to be directed to the recording of the Program Overview Webinar.


  • NOV21

    FPHLP Webinar: Getting Your Application Together

    3:00 PM EST (LIVE)

    In this webinar, Michigan FPHLP Staff will review the application process for applying to be a part of the FPHLP 2020 Cohort and provide helpful tips for completing the FPHLP application.

    This webinar was hosted live, and a recording of the webinar is currently posted on our YouTube channel. Follow the link below to be directed to the recording of the Getting Your Application Together Webinar.

  • JAN17

    FPHLP Webinar: FPHLP Alumni Experiences

    In this video, former FPHLP participants discuss their experiences participating in the program. They touch on why they applied to FPHLP, what skills they gained, what is unique about the program, what they learned about themselves, and why prospective students should apply to the program.

Past Webinars