Loeliger 4th Year International Elective Scholarship

This is a new scholarship available to 4th year medical students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools. The scholarship is inspired by the passion and career of Dr. Scott Loeliger, a Family Physician is dedicated to bettering health equity, multicultural, and underserved care in his own backyard. The Loeliger 4th Year International Elective Scholarship application is open to any 4th year medical students in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in any country of the world who want to take part in a CFHI international elective (there are over 40 international electives, learn more about each elective). The scholarship provides $1,500 toward the CFHI Fair-Trade Learning program fee associated with 4-week electives.

Eligibility: Any 4th year allopathic or osteopathic medical student (global competition).

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: TBA 

Award Details: One student will be selected to receive a $1,500 USD award that will go toward the program fee for a CFHI 4th year elective program taking place in June 2021 onward. Also included in the scholarship:  

Past Recipients

Ka’la Drayton is a fourth-year medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an avid community servant and is extremely passionate about cardiovascular health. She aspires to successfully match into a general surgery residency program, with hopes of pursuing a future career in cardiovascular surgery. Ka’la is involved with many organizations locally and nationally that serve the community, in particular underserved areas. She participated in the Hospital Medicine Program in Cape Coast, Ghana. Through this experience she understood the various public health iss
Tinu Bello is a fourth year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. She is committed to the improvement of women's health in her local community and also beyond those borders. Locally, she is involved in a quality improvement project focused on management of obstetric hypertension. Her global health involvement includes fundraising for a non-profit organization that facilitates repair of obstetric fistulas, and working with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Nigeria to improve neonatal testing for babies born to women living with HIV and AIDS. She participated in the Social Development, Empowerment and Health program through CFHI in Cape Coast, Ghana. Her experience gave her invaluable insight into psychosociocultural determinants of health as well as exposure to low-resource systems that are delivering high quality healthcare.   
Erika Anderson is a fourth-year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas. She is passionate about women’s health and hopes to match into an obstetrics and gynecology residency position next year. Erika has a long history of international involvement, such as volunteering at San Francisco de Asis geriatric’s facility in Cusco, Peru, participating in sea turtle conservation efforts in Todos Santos, Mexico, and assisting burn victims in Kodaikanal, India. She will be participating in the Maternal Child Health, HIV, and Realities of Health Access program through Child Family Health International in Kabale, Uganda. Her goal is to incorporate knowledge gained through this program into her future practice as a physician.