This scholarship is for professional development in global health through CFHI's 2-week Global Health Intensive Program. These are open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate trainees with an emphasis on trainees from LMIC/Global South seeking Global Health Education opportunities, South-South engagement, and perspectives of our US-based programming.
Eligibility: Any prospective participant who meets our general eligiblity requirements and intends to partake in a 2-week intensive Global Health Intensive Program starting on or after June 2020.
Additional selection criteria: Our selection committee takes many factors into consideration when choosing scholarship candidates. Scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and a genuine interest in global health. Preference may be given to:
Applicants of ethnicities underrepresented in CFHI programs
Applicants who demonstrate financial need
Applicants who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad
How to apply: Applicants will be asked to upload the following:
1. Scholarship essay
2. Letter of recommendation (professional or academic)
3. Personal CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Deadline for submission: May 1, 2020
Scholarship Award: The student will be selected to receive a $750 USD award that will go toward the program fee for a 2-week Intensive CFHI Global Health Intensive program starting during or after June 2020.
This scholarship is made available by Dr. Thomas Hall, a leader in global health issues that spent much of his life committed to improving the health of low-resource countries. Over the past 60 years, Hall both provided medical care to these areas and helped strengthen their health systems, applying best practices from around the world.
||Hello, my name is Gabriella and I am from Minnesota! To start things off, I am a junior at the University of Minnesota for Nutrition. My career goals would be to work as a registered dietitian working with WIC or in a community hospital setting and to go to graduate school to become a physician assistant, but nothing is set in stone! I chose the CFHI Public Health in Ecuador for January 2020 because my past experience in the workfield has been centered around community health and nutrition. I chose this program because of its broad focus of public health and the intent to observe and not take control. I aspire to be bilingual with spanish so this was a perfect fit. When I found out I received the scholarship, I felt like crying because finances were tight for me and this program meant a lot to me. I am so grateful to this day for receiving the scholarship because this trip really did CHANGE me.
||Tesiah Coleman has a dual degree in adult primary care and women's health nurse practitioner student at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Her background is in lactation counseling, and integrating racial justice into medical practice. Tesiah's experience has primarily been in reproductive justice in Black communities. She will be participating in the Maternal Child Health, HIV, and Realities of Health Access in Uganda program through Child Family Health International. She is looking forward to learning about reproductive justice in a global health setting. Tesiah is a National Health Service Corps scholar and plans to work in an underserved area upon her graduation in May, 2019.