Loeliger 4th Year International Elective Scholarship

The Loeliger 4th Year International Elective 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.

Eligibility: 4th year allopathic or osteopathic medical students in any country of the world participating in a CFHI place-based program of at least 4 weeks in duration in 2024.

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) 

Award Details: $2975 award that will go toward the program fee of a CFHI Global Health Immersion Program that is at least 4 weeks in duration and taking place in 2024. 

Please note: To be eligible, the scholarship deadline must be more than 60 days before your program start date. We will begin reviewing scholarships after the listed deadline and release decisions within 3-4 weeks. This is subject to change based on the number of applications received. If you have any questions, please reach out to Madelene Sciortino at madelene@cfhi.org. Good Luck! 

Deadline: January 26th, 2024


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.