Global Health Scholarships

Global Health Scholarships

The Global Health Scholarships are dedicated to the enrichment of medical education in international health at the Pritzker School of Medicine. These scholarships, supported by the Keith Edson Fund as well as the generous donations of our alumni, Dennis Lee, MD’91 and Anita Cheng Lee, MD’91, were established to promote service or research in international health.

There are two application cycles for Global Health Scholarships:

Spring: MS1 & MS3 following the completion of MS1 year and MS3 year
Autumn: For MS4 Travel January - May

2017 Spring Application Cycle

View Sample 2017 Spring Global Health Scholarship Application (PDF)

Eligibility

  • Only current First Year and Third Year students are eligible to apply for scholarships (MS2 students on an extended curriculum option are also eligible to apply).
  • Funding preference is given to experiences taking place at the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Local-Global Partnership Sites.
  • Only programs with a minimum of 12 days of volunteer/clinical service will be considered.
  • Language immersion-only programs will not be considered.
  • MS2 and MS3/4 students who have been accepted into the Scholarship & Discovery Global Health Scholars Track have separate funding available to fund their MS2 and MS4 research activities, and should not apply for these scholarships.

Timing

  • First Years (MS1): Global health experiences may not conflict with planned participation in the Summer Research Program (June 12-August 25, 2017)
  • Third Years (MS3): Global health experiences may be scheduled at any point during your fourth year (July 1, 2017 – June 9, 2018).

Program Requirements

Students who are awarded a Global Health Scholarship are required to:

  • Complete the PSOM International Experience Checklist packet and submit to Kate Blythe six weeks prior to departure.
  • Within one month, complete the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Evaluation and submit it to Kristyna Hulland.
  • Present a poster presentation at the Center for Global Health Day usually held in April.
  • Students whose experiences are funded through named scholarships (Lee Scholarship) will be required to provide a letter to the respective donors describing their experience in the form of a brief (1-2 page) report on research and clinical activities undertaken during the trip. Details will be provided at the time funds are awarded.

Budget Information

  • Funding preference will be given to experiences taking place at the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Local-Global Partnership Sites.
  • Although the scholarship fund may not cover all of your traveling expenses and program fees, it is the goal of the Global Health Scholarship Committee to provide each student with as much funding support as possible. The amount of scholarship awarded to each student is based on the length of the program and the amount and type of service that the student will provide while participating in the program.
  • If your proposal is accepted, the scholarship will be given in two installments:
    1. 50% after the proof of acceptance to a program and purchase of airline ticket
    2. 50% after the completion of the program and fulfilling of the Program Requirements outlined above.

For additional information, please contact Kate Blythe.

 

2016 Autumn Application Cycle (for MS4s)

View Sample 2016 Global Health Scholarship Application (PDF)

Eligibility

  • Only current Fourth Year Students are eligible to apply for scholarships during this funding cycle.
  • All Global Health Experiences must take place between January, 2017 and May, 2017.
  • International programs solely for language training purposes will NOT be considered.
  • Only programs with a minimum of 12 days of volunteer/clinical service will be considered.
  • MS4 students in the Scholarship & Discovery Global Health Scholars Track have separate funding available for global research activities. Please visit the Global Health Scholars Track page for more information.

Program Requirements

Students who are awarded a Global Health Scholarship are required to:

  • Within one month, complete the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Evaluation and submit it to Kristyna Hulland.
  • Present a poster presentation at the Center for Global Health Day usually held each fall
  • Students whose experiences are funded through named scholarships (Lee Scholarship) will be required to provide a letter to the respective donors describing their experience in the form of a brief (1-2 page) report on research and clinical activities undertaken during the trip. Details will be provided at the time funds are awarded.

Budget Information

  • 2016 Global Health Scholarship Applications are due on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-November.
  • Only Fourth Year students are eligible to apply for scholarships during this funding cycle.
  • All Global Health experiences must take place between January 2017 and May 2017.
  • Funding preference is given to experiences taking place at the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Local-Global Partnership Sites.
  • Only programs with a minimum of 12 days of volunteer/clinical service will be considered.
  • Language immersion-only programs will not be considered.
  • MS4 students in the Scholarship & Discovery Global Health Scholars Track have separate funding available for their global research activities and should not apply for these scholarships. Please visit the Global Health Scholars Track page for more information.
  • Funding preference will be given to experiences taking place at the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Local-Global Partnership Sites.
  • Although the scholarship fund may not cover all of your traveling expenses and program fees, it is the goal of the Global Health Scholarship Committee to provide each student with as much funding support as possible. The amount of scholarship awarded to each student is based on the length of the program and the amount and type of service that the student will provide while participating in the program.
  • If your proposal is accepted, the scholarship will be given in two installments:
    1. 50% after the proof of acceptance to a program and purchase of airline ticket
    2. 50% after the completion of the program and fulfilling of the Program Requirements outlined above.

For additional information, please contact Kate Blythe.