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.

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for Winter 2015-2016 Global Health Intensives and Spring 2016 Global Health Immersion Programs. Please read below for more details on these awards and instructions on how to apply.

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. To apply, open the Winter 2015-2016 Scholarship Application and complete all required sections. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on November 5th.

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?

Open the Spring 2016 Scholarship Application and complete all required sections. You will receive a confirmation message once the application has been submitted.

Dates & Deadlines:

Program Months Eligible Scholarship Applications Due Applicants Notified
September-December 2015 July 15, 2015 August 12, 2015
January- April 2016 October 15, 2015 November 18, 2015
May, June & August 2016 February 18, 2016 March 16, 2016
September- December 2016 June 10, 2016 July 15, 2016

In addition, CFHI is sponsoring two Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowships, a program of the Building Bridges Coalition (BBC). Fellows will be chosen from CFHI's 2015 summer 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:

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)