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Scholarships

Child Family Health International has offered partial or full program funding opportunities since 2007, with over $100,000 USD going directly to the development of participants’ global health competencies and intercultural education. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI.

We have specific awards available for members of the American Medical Student Association.  We give away 3-$1000 awards annually.  Members should apply by clicking here.  The deadline for this round is February 10th, 2017!

We have specific awards available for members of the American Medical Women's Association.  We give away 2-$500 awards annually.  Members should apply by clicking here. The deadline for this round is February 10th, 2017!

CFHI is excited to announce the new CFHI Thomas Hall Scholars Program!

We will be awarding $1500 awards to two rising leaders in global health who are dedicated to health equity, recognizes the power of education and capacity building, and is bold in the desire to challenge the status quo.

This scholarship is made available by Dr. Thomas Hall, a leader in global health issues that has spent much of his life committed to improving the health of low-resource countries. Over the past 60 years, Hall has both provided medical care to these areas and has helped strengthen their health systems, applying best practices from around the world.

Read More and Apply Here!

Eligibility: Any prospective participant intending to partake in a 4-week program in the months of May, June, or August 2017* (global competition)

Deadline: February 1st, 2017, 11:59 PST

Description: Anyone participating in a 4+ week Global Health Immersion Program during the months of May, June, or August* are eligible to apply for a financial award towards their program fee. Please read our general eligibility requirements before submitting an application. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by March 1st, 2017.

Scholarship Award: Between $500-$1000 (€440-€900) towards a CFHI 4-week May, June, or August 2017 program.

*Unfortunately, no July program scholarships are offered

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Eligibility: Any prospective participant intending to partake in a 4-week program in the months of January, February, March, and April (global competition)

Deadline: October 1st, 2016, 11:59 PST

Description: Anyone participating in a 4+ week Global Health Immersion Program during the months of January, February, March, or April are eligible to apply for a financial award towards their program fee. Please read our general eligibility requirements before submitting an application. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by November 1st, 2016.

Scholarship Award: Between $500-$1000 (€440-€900) towards a CFHI 4-week January-April 2017 program.

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Eligibility: Any prospective participant intending to partake in a 4-week program in the months of September, October, November, and December (global competition)

Deadline: 2017 date TBA

Description: Anyone participating in a 4+ week Global Health Immersion Program during the months of September, October, November, and December are eligible to apply for a financial award towards their program fee. Please read our general eligibility requirements before submitting an application

Scholarship Award: Between $500-$1000 (€440-€900) towards a CFHI 4-week September-December program.

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Eligibility: Any prospective participant intending to partake in a 2-week intensive program in the months of December and January (global competition)

Deadline: September 19th, 2016, 11:59 PST

Description: Anyone participating in a 2-week Global Health Intensive Program during the months of December or January are eligible to apply for a financial award towards their program fee. Please read our general eligibility requirements before submitting an application. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by October 3rd, 2016.

Scholarship Award: $1000 towards a CFHI 2-week December/January program.

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The European Young Leaders in Global Health Fellowship

Eligibility: Any current student or young professional graduated no more than 12 months prior to date of application. Applicant must be a European citizen or resident.

Deadline: March 1st, 2017, 11:59 CET

Description: This new scholarship is a unique fellowship opportunity that will be awarded to a student or recent graduate who best demonstrates CFHI's motto 'Let the World Change You'. The successful candidate will be currently enrolled in a university programme or have graduated no more than 12 months before time of application and be a European citizen or resident. The fellow will receive a full one-month scholarship to one of CFHI's 30 global health education internships, which will place them in the 'trenches of global health' alongside local health care workers, patients and community leaders. Applications will be accepted as of January 2017.

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Loeliger 4th Year International Elective Scholarship

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

Deadline: October 1st, 2016, 11:59 PST

Description: 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 30 international electives, learn more about each elective).  The scholarship provides $1500 toward the CFHI Fair-Trade Learning program fee associated with 4-week electives.

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How do I apply?

Each scholarship listed above contains a unique application link. All applicants are asked to fill out the form and provide all necessary documentation. Failure to provide all requested information will result in an incomplete application and will not be reviewed.

How are CFHI scholarship recipients chosen?

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

  • Applicants who are already enrolled in a CFHI program upon submitting their scholarship application

What are the requirements after receiving a CFHI Scholarship?

Scholarship recipients are sent a full description of their requirements via email upon being offered a CFHI scholarship.  Scholarship recipients must keep a blog during their program to document their experiences abroad. (See examples of blogs from past scholarship recipients below.) Recipients must share photos from their trip, which may be featured on the CFHI website and publications. The goal is that scholarship recipients will be ambassadors for CFHI, helping out during webinars for prospective students or representing CFHI by tabling at global health events for students at their school or in their community.

What costs are CFHI scholarship recipients responsible for?

All scholarship recipients are responsible for their own airfare and daily living expenses, along with the balance of the program fee.

CFHI's general eligibility to participate in our global health education programs are highlighted on the right.  Browse the frequently asked questions below for more details.  Please contact us you have any further questions about our eligibility requirements.


Questions?

Contact CFHI Director of Outreach, Keaton Andreas at keaton@cfhi.org*

*All questions pertaining to the European Young Leaders in Global Health Fellowship can be directed to Director of European Engagement, Caity Jackson at caity@cfhi.org