UC Davis Summer Global Health Internships Scholarship

CFHI is proud to partner with the UC Davis Global Learning Hub in offering Global Health Education programs that provide students the opportunity to gain clinical and public health experiences while being immersed in a local community. The scholarship application link can be found at the end of this page. 

Eligibility: Any prospective student who intends to participate in a UC Davis Summer Global Health Internship. Applicants must be in good standing and have a GPA of 2.0 or above.

Additional selection criteria: 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

How to apply: Applicants will be asked to submit an essay or video. Details are provided on the application.

Award Details: $1000 toward the program fee of the UC Davis Summer Global Health Internship.

Deliverables: The awardee will be asked to complete a set of scholarship deliverables and attend a pre-internship orientation session.

Deadline: February 23rd, 2024


Past Recipients: 

Jacqueline Carranza graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Relations in Fall 2018. Growing up in a small town of California’s Central Valley, she became aware of the health inequities that undocumented migrants face. This led to her interest in improving healthcare in low-income communities. In UC Davis, she conducted an independent-research project as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, which focused on synergy and communication that indicated an overall positive impact with public health collaborations that led her to present her findings in many universities throughout the United States such as Brown University. Having the opportunity to complete an internship in Tarija, Bolivia through the CFHI-UC Davis Summer Abroad Global Health Internship Scholarship, it solidified her decision to pursue a Masters in Public Health. This upcoming fall she will be enrolled in a Masters in Public Health program.

Maya Sahtout is a current second-year student at the University of California, Davis pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in political science. She expects to graduate in June 2022. She is on the pre-med track hoping to attend Medical school. She has always been interested in medicine and in global/public health. By participating in the Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care program in La Paz, Bolivia, she has discovered her passion for serving underserved communities and alleviating disparities in healthcare. She is very thankful she was able to participate in this program and discover how much she enjoys public health and medicine. She solidified her decision to work in Pediatrics and in public health in her future. At UC Davis, she is an undergraduate volunteer at one of the Student Run Clinics in Sacramento serving underserved populations in the area and she is pursuing research in the biological field.