Scholarships

Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 2015 global health program dates. Scholarship awards will be in the amount of $500 to $1,000. 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. Since 2007, we have provided our participants with more than $100,000 in scholarship funding.  

Who is eligible?

Anyone participating in a CFHI Global Health Education 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. 

How do I apply?

Open the CFHI 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 Applicants Due

Applicants Notified

January- April 2015

November 12, 2014

December 10, 2014

May, June & August 2015

March 4, 2015

April 1, 2015

September- December 2015

July 15, 2015

August 12, 2015

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
  • Applicants enrolled in specific CFHI programs including: Sight for All: Ophthalmology Rotation in India and Dentistry & Oral Health in Quito, Ecuador

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.

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.

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.

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)