Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 2015 and 2016 program dates. Since 2007, we have provided CFHI Global Health Scholars with more than $100,000 in scholarship funding. 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.

CFHI is now accepting scholarship applications for Summer 2016 programs. Please read below for further instructions.

Scholarships for CFHI Global Health Intensives:

Anyone participating is a 2-week Global Health Intensive Program in December 2015 or January 2016 is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship award covering over half the CFHI program fee. Please read our general eligibility requirements before submitting an application. Application cycle closed on November 5, 2015. 

Scholarships for CFHI Global Health Immersion Programs:

Anyone participating in a 4+ week Global Health Immersion Program during the following months is eligible to apply for an award: January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, and December. Unfortunately, no July program scholarships are offered. Please read our general eligibility requirements before submitting an application. Scholarship awards will be in the amount of $500 to $1,000. 

How do I apply?

The application cycle for summer scholarships is now open. Please complete the Summer 2016 Scholarship Application to be considered for an award. You must complete the application is one sitting and may only apply once. Applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on February 18th. 

The scholarship deadline for Spring (January-April) 2016 programs has passed.

Dates & Deadlines:

Program Months Eligible

Scholarship Applications Due

Applicants Notified

May, June & August 2016

February 18, 2016

March 16, 2016

September- December 2016

June 10, 2016

July 15, 2016

In addition, CFHI is sponsoring one Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship, a program of the Building Bridges Coalition (BBC). The fellow will be chosen from CFHI's 2016 scholarship applicants. Selected recipients will receive a fellowship award covering 50% of their CFHI program fee. 

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

CFHI has partnered with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) to offer designated scholarships to their members. If you are currently affiliated with either organization, please be sure to note your membership number or username with any relevant details on the front page of your application in the space provided.

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.

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

Questions? Contact CFHI Outreach Coordinator, Lauren Talamo at

Featured Scholarship Recipients:

Courtney James, Exploring HIV & Maternal/Child Health in Kabale, Uganda (November 2015)
Jennifer Knight, HIV/AIDS & Healthcare in Durban, South Africa (August 2015)
Selemawit Ghebrendrias, Exploring HIV & Maternal/Child Health in Kabale, Uganda (June 2015)
Beatriz Haro, Realities of Health Access & Inequities in Oaxaca, Mexico (April 2014)
Amy Hong, Dentistry & Oral Health in Quito, Ecuador (January 2014)
Jorge Alberto Munoz Pineda, Public Health & Community Medicine in India (June 2013)
Jessica Gonzalez, HIV/AIDS & Healthcare in Durban, South Africa (June 2013)
Cory Kosche, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine in India (February- May 2013)