Kathryn Mack McDonald Public Health Scholarship
The Kathryn Mack McDonald Public Health Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student. The scholarship is renewable and the recipient is selected based on merit as determined by the scholarship selection committee.
The Honorable P.A. Mack, Jr. has been a strong and loyal supporter of Indiana University since his days as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Birch Bayh. He was appointed by both Presidents Carter and Reagan to serve as a member of the National Credit Union Administration of which he was ultimately elected Vice-Chairman. P.A. has served as a Vice-President of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, as a member and the Chairman of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and is a member of the Indiana University Foundation Board. P.A. believes in the importance of public health and the role that the School of Public Health plays in training tomorrow’s leaders. These beliefs along with the inspiration of his beloved daughter, Kathryn Mack McDonald, are the impulses for P.A.’s support of a scholarship for outstanding students known as the Kathryn Mack McDonald Public Health Scholarship. Kathryn earned her B.S. in chemical engineering at Stanford University and her M.B.A. at Northwestern University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in public health at the University of California, Berkeley. Kathy is the Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University and the Executive Director at the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University.