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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.

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.

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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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 October 17th, 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 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


Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship: is a program of the Building Bridges Coalition (BBC) and one fellow will be chosen from the summer program scholarship applicants for this award, which covers 50% of their CFHI program fee. Application cycle closed on February 18, 2016.

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.

Included in scholarship:

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American Medical Student Association (AMSA) members:

Members of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) have 3 opportunities to apply for a program scholarship throughout the year, with a $1000 reward going towards a CFHI program fee for the Autumn, Spring, and Summer application rounds. More information about program scholarships can be found above. 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.

  • Spring program scholarship (for programs in months of January, February, March, and April) deadline: October 1st, 2016, 11:59 PST

  • Summer program scholarship (for programs in months of May, June, and August) deadline: February 1st, 2017, 11:59 PST

  • Autumn program scholarship (for programs in months of September, October, November, and December) deadline: passed for 2016, please check back for 2017 deadline.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) members:

Members of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) have 1 opportunity to apply for a program scholarship throughout the year, with a $500 reward going towards a CFHI program fee for the Autumn or Spring application period. More information about program scholarships can be found above. 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.

  • Spring program scholarship (for programs in months of January, February, March, and April) deadline: October 1st, 2016, 11:59 PST

  • Autumn program scholarship (for programs in months of September, October, November, and December) deadline: passed for 2016, please check back for 2017 deadline.

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