Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 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.

Loeliger 4th Year International Elective Scholarship

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

Scholarships for CFHI Global Health Intensives

Anyone participating is a 2-week Global Health Intensive Program in December 2016 or January 2017 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 September 19, 2016.  Award Recipients will be notified by October 3, 2016. Apply here now!

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 scholarship application cycle for Fall 2016 programs is now closed. Apply to Spring 2017 programs here!

Dates & Deadlines:

Program Months Eligible

Scholarship Applications Due

Applicants Notified

January-April 2017

October 1st, 2016

October 17th, 2016

May, June & August 2017

February 1st, 2017

March 1st, 2017

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 summer 2016 scholarship applicants. Selected recipients will receive a fellowship award covering 50% of their CFHI program fee. Application cycle closed on February 18, 2016.

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 Director of Outreach, Keaton Andreas at

Featured Scholarship Recipients:

Lori Blake, Intensive: Tropical Medicine & Community Health in Puerto Escondido, Mexico (January 2016)
Sophia Alvarado, Intensive: Hospital Medicine in Latin America (January 2016)
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)

European Young Leaders in Global Health Fellowship

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. Next application round will be announced in January 2017.